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So It Goes

Mark Mzyk | August 25, 2009

This isn’t a post I expected to be writing.

On August 24th, I was laid off from my position at Lulu.  I can’t say I saw it coming, but it is what it is.  In the words of Kurt Vonnegut: “So it goes.”

I’m sorting through the pieces of this sudden change, but my wife and I are in a good position to handle this; we’ll be all right.  In the short term, it means I have more time on my hands, but that isn’t a bad thing.  I have more time to spend with my wife and more time to play with my cat.  I also have more time to read what I want and more time to catch up on tech topics that I’ve fallen behind in.  In many ways, it is a blessing in disguise.

I’d like to thank Lulu.  They hired me directly out of school over two years ago and gave me my start in software development.  It has been a fun ride.  I’ll miss my now former colleagues.  I’m sure they’ll manage without me though, as they’re quite capable.

Now it’s time to move on to something else.  I don’t know what that something else is, but there are always opportunities.  I look forward to discovering what they are.

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  1. Comment by Dan Bernier:

    Best of luck, Mark. I was also laid off from my first job, after 2 years, back in 2001. Enjoy your time off — I’m sure you’ll be employed again quickly.

    August 26, 2009 @ 06:45
  2. Comment by Mark Mzyk:

    Thanks for the encouragement Dan. How was the experience for you? I know it’s different for everyone, but perhaps if we share our stories then others might see it’s not so bad (or conversely, that it’s very bad).

    August 26, 2009 @ 09:52
  3. Comment by Nik Bauman:

    Hey Mark – I don’t have any doubt you’ll be hired in short order too. If I was expecting to stay in this area I’d be calling you up in a heartbeat.

    Best of luck.

    August 30, 2009 @ 11:16
  4. Comment by Mark Mzyk:

    Thanks Nik! I’m scouting out what’s available. I hope things are continuing to go well for you and your ventures.

    August 30, 2009 @ 15:34