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I've been laid off...

April 24, 2003

Today, April 24, 2003, was my last day with the employer whom I've been working for for the past 5 1/4 years. Iíve been laid off as part of the firmís cost-cutting strategy.

For those who've been around the forums would remember that I worked for an investment bank. I don't expect much sympathy from those whoíre outside banking as investment bankers have traditionally attracted lots of negative publicity as people who donít do much work and getting paid Ďbig bucksí. (BTW, Iíll be the first person to testify that, in fact, is not the case unless you're one of the 'big swinging dicks'.)

Right now, Iím too numb and shock to do anything or express any opinion. Iím just posting here to kind of vent my sorrow...

Thank you for reading.


April 25, 2003

I'm humbled by the generous sympathy and good wishes you guys give me. Reading your encouragements is a big boost for me and while I'm still feeling kind of numb from what's happened yesterday, I'm taking advantage of the fact that this is probably the first time in many years I can sit down and think about what I want to do. As of now, I don't have any plans. I intend to spend the next week or so evaluating my position and figure out what I want to do next.

Thanks once again for your support.

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