Archive for June, 2010

Out of the Office

June 4, 2010

Well, the economic downturn has finally taken it’s toll on me and I find I need to give up my office space.  The Main Street storefront space – once a cost of doing business I thought very little about – is now an albatross about my neck.

I’m moving home.  The dining room will become my office and the copier will have a place of honor near the kitchen.

I’ve also been looking for work – obviously not in the private sector or in engineering.  The thought of a steady, guaranteed income is very enticing right now.  Several employers have had the pleasure of reviewing my resume.  They have very politely informed me of that fact – “Though you are very highly qualified, you were not selected for an interview at this time.”

It was a difficult decisions, one I was obviously reluctant to make.  I probably waited too long.

I thought, if nothing else, I would at least be able to make it through the summer, the busiest season of the year.  Unfortunately, this summer is worse than last and there doesn’t appear to be an end to this disastrous economy in sight.

People talk about recovery.  I haven’t seen it.  I have several clients with projects they would like to start but they are unable to get the necessary financing.  I hear repeatedly, “Things have to break loose, soon.”  Do they?  My optimism is as drained as my bank account.

My former employer is closing their doors for good at the end of this month.  This is a company that has been in business since 1987 and had 16 employees at the time of my departure.

I’m not out of business, but I am out of the office