A (not so) untenable situation…

I knew it was too good to last…

After finding myself at the threshold of a new and exciting phase of my life, I the rug has been abruptly pulled out from underneath, through a series of “cutbacks.” I suddenly found myself back on the market, looking everywhere for writing work, copy writing, editing, free-lancing, full or part-time. Not to say that my situation is untenable, as certainly has been the case at various times throughout my career.

I have only myself and my bride to worry about, not small children and an ex-wife who was relentlessly adverse to contribute (the minute she landed a job with decent pay, she left me and the kids – but that is ancient history).

So mine is a story repeated throughout the American landscape – hardworking corporate employee loses position due to budgetary constraints and shrinking profits. I should be in good company. But is that really the case?

I look at the response rates of my work for my previous employer, and found that my creative output continues to contribute to a large segment of the business. In fact, there has been little drop in earnings. I would think that performance alone warrants a more benevolent separation – at the very least – instead of the abrupt dismissal I actually received.

Yes, I did get a little in the way of severance, with promises of good references and the hope of free-lance work. I am not bitter, nor angry at my circumstances. As I have said, my situation is not untenable.

So now I have some hope, looking around with some promising results. I must keep believing new opportunities will present themselves soon.

At least I have my health and my good looks… right?

Published by @philammann

Put. That coffee. Down. Writer/editor/whatever it takes. @margaretj13 is my (much) better half. Website: FloridaPolitics.com Email: phil@floridapolitics.com Twitter: @PhilAmmann

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