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January 10, 2009

Will work for food

I'm suddenly finding myself keenly interested in any Obama job stimulus package. Or maybe my own personal government bailout.

My company's home office in Chicago is being relocated to New York in the summer, meaning me and anyone else not making the move are being laid off as of May 1. Despair and woe are not the overriding emotions, frankly. (that might have been the case with shorter notice and less severance.)

I'm actually handling it well. Given my longevity with the company, I'm in line for a decent severance package if I stay through May 1. Still, after the steady drumbeat of atrocious economic news since last summer, I don't relish looking for a job in this climate. Plus, even after 2+ years in Chicago, my network of colleagues is stronger in NY than here. So one thing we'll be evaluating is whether we want to stay here or make a move. Will obviously depend on how the job hunt goes.

Good times. Send job leads and cash donations.

Posted by Greg on January 10, 2009 7:36 AM


In case you get to a point where you need to consider a move, I vote for getting Meredith and Carson in the same town. Here's a link to get you started:


Check out the "golf" link - lots of courses to choose from and you can walk to the Memorial Tournament every year. Hmmmm.... am I helping or hurting my case?

Posted by: Julie on January 14, 2009 8:14 PM

Hmmm, coming on strong with the recruitment. Flattering. Is the Wilson family hiring a CTO to pull the family out of their Luddite ways and into the 21st century? If so, color me interested.

Posted by: Greg on January 14, 2009 9:15 PM

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