It's been an eventful week.
Last Friday, I found out that the company where I've been working for the last seven years was shutting its doors forever. I'd joined Resolution EBS as a CRM consultant, and ended up building a commercial Business Rules Engine product. Now, I had the weekend to think about what I was going to do next.It was pretty emotional at work on Friday, and Monday, too, when everyone came into the office to clean up their desks. I've been working with most of these guys -- heck, I hired most of them -- for several years, and it was a lot of change to absorb in a short period of time. As you can imagine, there was a lot of shock, a lot of disillusionment, and a little anger, too. The normal stuff.
It'll pass, but not for a while.
I've been through changes like this before, but you never really get used to them. My first job out of college was at a little insurance company that ended up getting acquired by a larger insurance company. There, too, there came a day when the moving vans showed up in the parking lot, and everyone knew it was over. Unlike this time, though, we had some warning. This time was pretty abrupt.
So, I spent this week getting my job search cranked up. I've got some tips to post here on that subject, so if you happen to find yourself in similar straits, please check back from time to time or point your favorite RSS reader at my feed.
Finally, if you've been reading AppDev for a while, you'll notice that I've personalized the site a little bit. After all, I'm marketing me now, you know?
Oh, and "so long, and thanks for all the fish."