What A Diff'rence A Day Makes

I got back into Taipei last night after 13.5 + 1.5 hours in the air. The Taiwanese government had announced that tomorrow (October 9) would be a holiday so that everyone could have a five-day weekend, in exchange for working next Saturday instead, but our company would have to show up to work because the director was flying in from Germany.

So I get all decked out in my suit for the 9am (sharp) meeting, and I'm there at 8:35am to sync emails and get all settled in. And what do I get?

Let go.

12 comments:

James said...

Doh!
Sorry to hear you got let go. That absolutely sucks! What are you going to do now?

Ben said...

I'm considering a future career in porn, except that my new digital camera won't record in HD.

head dump said...

oh crap, did you see this coming?

KT said...

oh my god! That is such an awful way to get the news.

come back to the Bay Area!!!! My offer to marry you and get you a green card still stands!

Ben said...

Thanks for all the sympathetic posts (and calls).

Yeah, I kind of called it (told you so) and I could feel the squeeze.

I'll take a week or two off, do all those life-maintenance things that I've been putting off, reorganize my life and get my workouts going again, and then decide how to proceed (which career path, which continent, etc.).

Stay tuned for exciting updates!

Ce said...

That is teh suck! but look on the bright side - you seemed to hate working there, so it's a good thing. In almost all cases of being laid off, people have ended up better off. Good luck!

And for sure, considering a career in porn would be a huge first step. You don't need an HD camera. You can start small with a webcam, the same way I did.

James said...

I know a friend that knows a friend who's cousin's twice removed accountant that can get you into Japanese gay porn.
Let me know if you're interested.

S said...

Aigh, being let go always sucks. But I know you'll find something relatively quickly.

Cyrus said...

that just plain sucks. especially coming back from vacation. you certainly can put a good spin on it though.

Kevin Cheng said...

That took awhile to process. At first I was going, "let it go?"

I'll echo KT altho maybe I need that green card. Seriously though, you know the market is piping now here.

miffy chan said...

RC told me while I was in Asia ... I'm sorry to hear of the news *hug* come back to Vancouver...

hougee said...

come back to vancouver.. i'm almost done writing that business plan for the muffin top venture!!!