Five and a half years later, it is the uncertain road ahead again. I woke up yesterday, a bit earlier than usual, and did my regular morning routine. I commuted in to work as usual, except my friend, who was also headed to the train station, saw me waiting for the bus and gave me a ride. Things were seemingly normal at work. I went in for my weekly 1:1 meeting with my manager, and he said that he had bad news and HR was on the phone. These are two things you generally do not want to hear, and combined together, it is guaranteed you do not want to hear it. My manager starts reading some legal sounding text to me that ends with “terminate your employment.”
Three weeks ago, I was on top of the world at work. We were finally getting resources to help with my project, things were getting organized like I have been trying to do for months, and it looked like we were on our way to building a great team in St. Petersburg. It was also looking like I would be able to finally get approval to attend a technical conference that would really help me a lot with work. Two weeks ago, I was also so consumed by work, that I worked all day, much of the evening, went to bed for about five hors, and started over again. I even worked a significant amount on weekends and during a family vacation so i could keep the work moving forward. It was tiring but I was excited.