My now former employer is downsizing, and I just got the ax. Crap. I moved 1800 miles for this position and now after 3 years I need to start the search over again. Things seem to be better than 2011-2012 so I hope this won’t be an extended period of unemployment like that period.

I’m still a little numb right now. I’ve been through this before, but experience doesn’t seem to make it any easier. I’ve been wanting to get out of there for some time, but I wanted it to be on my terms. On the bright side I can finally get around to those miscellaneous tasks I’ve been putting off for months whilst I worked nights and weekends...