Last night I went to the doctor. I have benign positional vertigo. Assuming the bloodwork shows nothing else wrong, that is. I think, like a lot of doctor speak, it sounds like, “we don’t know why you’re dizzy so here are some fancy words”. It turns out there are crystals in your ears that can get out of position and that can cause vertigo. Aside from a certain kind of maneuver, you just have to wait for things to settle down. I was worried about having to miss a lot of work because it’s sort of taxing being in front of the computer all day. It turns out, I needn’t have worried.
I asked for a meeting at work to go over a bunch of stuff that wasn’t going smoothly. They pushed off this meeting for weeks before finally scheduling it for today. When I showed up, I didn’t even get a word out of my mouth when they said they were outsourcing my job and my services were no longer needed. Of course, they said it pained them to come to this decision. Right. They give a crap about their employees. So I’m now on a permanent vacation and I have nine weeks (the length of the severance package) to find another job. Or maybe Lion’s book will get published and there will be less pressure to find a job. I can be his manager.
I’ve already started looking for jobs. I guess I need to update my resume first. The company will be happy to supply me with letters of recommendation.
Lion asked me how I’m doing after all this. I wasn’t upset. I wasn’t sad. Maybe it just hasn’t really hit me yet. I do know I’d like to punch the office manager in the face. Of course, I’ve wanted to do that for a very long time.