Monday, November 2, 2009


Well D-Day H-Hour came and the goon squad showed up at my cube to "escort" me to HR for processing. Yep, I'm unemployed. At least I can pick between being fired and resigning. I got to decide by the end of next week.

So needless to say, I'm a bit out of sorts. I never guessed they would actually go through with it. I'm still getting phone interviews, and I'm off to see another (the 4th) recruiter in as many weeks. They have a job lined up, but it's a pretty big pay cut. Oh well, better that than losing the house.

Tomorrow, I put in for Unemployment Insurance. Dealing with that bureaucracy is always a hoot. At least with all the government extensions I might be able to collect until the system collapses. Hey, I might be the straw that breaks the camel's back, right?

To make matters worse, My projector is on the fritz. Can't even watch the boob tube. To keep busy, I've been cleaning the house, loading tons of ammunition, and playing some video games here and there. I'm planning on visiting the "Berger's Farm" in Maine tomorrow and spending a couple days helping my brother Bill finish building a barn for them.

I'm going to put together a couple of 6 gallon buckets of supplies to stash up there. Prepositioning some supplies would make sense, and I can increase the stash as I trust them more, or I hit the lottery and buy my own survival retreat. I'll be making my own desiccant
packs to keep the canned foods from rusting, and keeping the ammo good and dry. I'll also include come medical supplies like aspirin, ibuprofen, band-aids, super-glue, etc. I've vacuum bagged some pasta, rice and beans to go with the canned food, so I should be able to stretch it to a weeks worth of food for three of us. I'll also include 50 rounds of .45 ACP, at least 20 hunting .308 Winchester rounds, a box of .22LR, and 60 .308 FMJ for the M1A. Never know what you'll need, right.

Damn, hope I can fit it all in the buckets.

I'm putting the finishing touches on the next chapter of the story too.


looking4aline said...

Well if it is any comfort, we both got waxed the same day! Anyway, Godbless, and keep moving forward!

madmaddy said...

I hope a wise company finds you soon. It sounds like they would be lucky to have you.

I am heading up to the Spokane area this weekend to sniff around for property north of there. Like the small town aspect in some of the areas.

Cant wait for your next intallment!

madmaddy said...

Sorry,I meant 'installment' :)

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the crowd. I've been unemployed since April and just started "extended benefits". Now's the time to batten down the hatches and pull it all in tight and close. The labor pool is so rich right now that employers can pick and choose, so don't be choosy yourself. Hope you let them fire you to enable unemployment benefits. Also hope you find something soon.

Pete Smith said...

I'm sorry you lost your job, but it sounds like you saw it coming and started getting ready for it. I do wish you luck with getting a good new job, not just a job. And don't quit make them let you go.

Mayberry said...

Damn that sucks, but at least you saw it coming and got a jump start on things...