August 30, 2006

picture me doing a celebratory dance as I write this

After talking to Rudder, I proposed to my boss that he lay me off as of September 30, combine our positions, and add my title to his. Obviously the severance benefits would be nice for me, but I honestly think that would make sense for and benefit our company as well. He was unhappy with the idea because he's a decent guy, but was more surprised than I think he ought to have been. I don't know how likely this is, ecause the company doens't generally do one-shot layoffs, but we'll see. I think I was clear enough about my reasons for the suggestion that he won't be surprised by anything else that happens; he's a decent guy so I owe him that.

Maybe this weekend I can see if the dealer will offer enough for my little car or if I'll have to sell it independently (I suspect the latter) and make an appointment to get the cat the checkups he needs.

Later this afternoon I made an appointment for a massage Saturday, and this evening I went out to eat with the Cubemate (her guy is out of town too). To celebrate, we went to the fancy steak place instead of the midrange one I'd originally proposed. There was wine and there was dessert. Not sure this will all be much good for tomorrow erg piece, but some things take precendence.

Posted by dichroic at August 30, 2006 10:04 PM

Cool idea! I remember when I told my boss to lay me off -- after she picked her jaw up off the floor, we talked about it and lo! She made it so. The downside, unfortunately, was that two other writers got laid off as well. But at least I saved one job -- for a while.

Posted by: Bozoette Mary at August 31, 2006 02:24 PM
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