For the first time since 1988, I do not have a job. I was made redundant (finally!) from Searchspace today. I am now free to do whatever I want for a while.

The golden goodbye was very lavish, and I could probably live off it for quite a while without working (as WL is employed and we don’t owe anyone anything). But I’m going to do some housework for two weeks, then get cracking on going back to Searchspace as a contractor. I might also travel somewhere just to get away. Haven’t decided where, though.

I’m grateful that I’m able to not worry about not having a job. I don’t have to worry about not having health insurance as I live in a civilised country that has universal health care free at the point of delivery. I may go stir-crazy, but I’m going to do my best not to.

I’m also going to find a charity that helps jobless people and give them a donation.

One Response to “Hooray!”

  1. rsc says:

    Congratulations! There’s a great deal to be said for being unemployed (if you can afford it).