I’m back

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands were great. We were on a tour with G.A.P. Adventures that had us on four of the islands over the course of ten days. We had two days in Quito beforehand, and did a separate tour from Quito to Cuenca and back afterward. More on that later, after I sort through my photos. I think I took about 2000 pictures on the trip … I had two cameras with me, one with two 1GB cards and a 512MB card, the other with a 2GB card and a 1GB card. Lots of pictures to triage.

The bad news is that the day before we flew down, I was informed that my first day back from vacation (Monday the 5th) would be my last day at the job. If they’d let me stay until Tuesday the 13th, that would have marked my 23rd anniversary with the company. Ah, well.

So, I’m looking for work, preferably in the embedded software field (I’m not ready to be a Wal-Mart greeter yet!), and also preferably on the northwest side of Denver. Yesterday’s priority: convincing the cat that she’s not entitled to continual attention, even if I am home all day. Luckily, I have a good resource for resumé cover letters – I wrote about it some time ago.

5 Responses to “I’m back”

  1. zombyboy says:

    You have my sympathies. That’s a good, long run with a company–I hope they’re giving you a decent severance package.

    If I hear about anything that might suit you, I’ll let you know.

    If you aren’t employed in about a month or two, I’ll have a temp position open that will pay horribly but will get you a little bit of money without having to worry about a long-term commitment. Keep me updated.

  2. wheels says:

    I hope to have a job in a month or two, but I know another embedded programmer who was out of work for about a year. Thanks for the offer of the temp position – I may need it.

  3. Off Colfax says:

    I fear that I must inform you that you have your priorities out of order.

    The cat always comes first. And seeing as how you aren’t leaving her august presence on a daily basis to maintain her housing and feeding needs, you must therefore constantly fulfill her adoration requirements.

    It’s in the contract. Page 24, paragraph 6, clause 5, subclause 3, fine print addendum 3(a)(ii)(d).

    Wouldn’t want your cat to take you to court over breach of contract now, would you?

  4. wheels says:

    Sorry, I inherited her, and the contract was not passed on from the previous owner. She gets what she gets, although your comment is reminiscent of a portion of the song F.A.P. (Feline-American Princess):

    Why did you get me
    If you won’t pet me
    Seventeen hours a day?

  5. Robert says:

    Don’t listen to Colfax. The cat will make an excellent emergency source of protein if your unemployment stretches out.

    Good luck, man. Not a fun place to be.