Would you, in your charity, pray for your host? February 2, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin.
The company I work at is not doing well. At all. It has not been for a long time. It never recovered from the telecom implosion of the early 00s. Like Nortel and many others before it, it looks like our Japanese sponsors may finally have tired of running an operation in the US that loses money almost every year.
Sooo…..there is another round of layoffs. This makes the 9th round I’ve experienced since coming back here in 2008. An entire office in New York is being shut down. It looks like the company is going to almost entirely abandon its local hardware and mechanical design teams. There will be another round next month. If I weather those, there will be a six-twelve month hiatus, if past experience is any guide.
There may be a small design staff kept going here locally for some time to support sustaining efforts, perhaps for a year or even several. But I need wisdom to know whether this is finally the time to jump ship or if I should wait it out. It’s much easier to find a job if you already have one.
I also, of course, have a baby on the way and a large family to provide for. So if you would please, in your charity, pray for me and my family, that I may either weather this round of layoffs or find like employment elsewhere, I’d appreciate it. Your prayers are so greatly appreciated.