You read that right, Shelsy and I were laid off today. The company we've been at for over 3 years decided not to honor our original stated departure date of mid-May and to let us go early. The fact that they couldn't even give us the extra two or three weeks we'd asked for is kind of a slap in the face, but whatever.
We were planning on leaving in a few weeks anyway, so all this does is push our move date up a bit. So don't be sad for us. We're happy to be out of that place...its been no secret that we haven't exactly been proud of the company recently and we're actually quite excited to be gone.
Feel sorry for the other people who were laid off and were completely blindsided. But even when you're excited about leaving, it still hurts a bit.
So! What now? Well, I am continuing my job hunt process and if we end up moving before I find something, then I'll be able to apply in person. Shelsy is still pursuing the plan of auditioning for a performance role at Disney. In the meantime we are looking into our eligibility for unemployment--hopefully we can collect some so the process of being laid off isn't completely wasted. We're both seriously looking forward to the move and excited about this head start.
Our official move date is now the second weekend in May. We now have to reserve the truck and finish packing! :-)
In other news, I am in the process of writing a book about our experiences at PALCS. That's all I can tell you at present...look for it on the NYTimes best seller list next summer.
(cross-posted at ryanandshelsy.com)