The time has come for SBC and I to part ways. Ever since they announced earlier this year they were buying AT&T, they began cutting staff, firing sometimes 8-10 people a week for no valid reason, and finally caught up with me. The buyout offers started just before I left, and rumor from a reliable source is there will be a lot more heads cut starting later this month.
On the up side, I've had some time off of work, and have been able to pay a little more attention to other things. I've taken care of some little things for family and friends, and of other little things I've been meaning to do for a long time. And as tough as it is losing a job, I feel a lot less stress now that I'm away from work.
So, November finds me joining the world of the unemployed. Fortunately, the internet makes the search easier. I've been able to send resumes out daily to companies all over the area. So far, I've spoken with a couple of companies, and might have an opportunity to get back into an IT / Helpdesk job, but it is out of the area, and I'm not sure moving right now would be a good idea. We'll see what happens if/when I get an actual offer.