So I got home from work and my girlfriend was on the phone being laid off by the company for whom she’s done freelance contract work over the past four years. Apparently they’re cutting a quarter of their workforce, beginning with contractors.
On the plus side, no one else can fire her now — that was her last source of possible income. Oh, wait… that’s not a plus at all.
Edit: Ah, sorry, not trying to be a downer. It’s been a pretty bad week, you know? I can’t fully express my gratitude for everyone who has been so generously cruel today. As it happens, I was thinking last night about how I need to write more for the site (since it’s my site), so the upshot of all of this is that you’ll have more to read in the coming months. The Metroidvania Chronicles have gone far too long without an update, for instance….
Plus, on the personal side of this, part of me does think my girlfriend’s rotten employment fortunes are ultimately a good thing. Now she can focus wholly on her portfolio so that when she graduates and starts stumping for work she’ll be more awesome to potential employers. Short-term crisis for long-term gain. But man, does the short term suck.
And hey, at least there was a new Retronauts today, right? Be sure to check out Bob “servo” Mackey’s too-cleverly-named RetroNotes as well.