A lot of you know I work(ed) for VW. A lot of you also know how VW is doing in the U.S. market right now. And when 6.8 billion in cuts were announced, I had a sense of what was coming.

Friday was my last day at the company I love. It was swift, it was sad, and it was all-business.

For the first time in my life, I find myself unemployed. I'll admit it's more than a bit scary. I'd love to stay in the automotive field because it's where my passion lies. However, I realize that I need to cast a wide net, so I'm searching everything in writing, editing, marketing, and event planning. I'd also love to stay in the DC area, but again, wide net.

Friends and former coworkers have been outstanding in offering their support, and I'm currently updating my resume to send to several people. I have a Masters in Public Communication and 7 years' writing and marketing experience in the automotive field, so I'm optimistic that I can find something else before too long.

I'm glad to have the Oppo community, as well. Even though I don't have an automotive job to go to right now, it's nice to know I can always come here for my car fix. You guys are awesome.


One thing's for sure, though. No matter how desperate things get, I'm not selling my baby. Even if it means I have to live in her!

On the plus side, I don't have to wear shoes five days a week anymore. So that's something, right?


Thanks for your support, guys. If you know of any opportunities befitting a guy like me, let me know. I'm in the market! Also, expect a Phaeton review sometime soon. I've already started crafting it, and now I have a bit more time on my hands to write.

- Jagvar