This is the last regular week before we head off on a vacation. We are meeting Katness et al and going to Pidgeon Forge. Then we have a month before we visit Chicago for a week. Then hopefully Nightingale gets a month off before starting her new job.
As for me, I have been unlucky in getting re-employed. A guy I use to work with at the No-Name Software Company, former Tech Lead JT, reached out to me last month. He was let go and freaking out. The thing is, he got a new job within a month.
I've written about him here before. I suspect he reached out to me because he thought I could get him in somewhere and then he realized that he hasn't kept in touch. he also discovered that very few people were in his corner. I guess I was probably one of the few people who didn't write him off entirely, although I had every reason to.
Now that he has a new job, he has disappeared, which is all well and fine. A year ago I interviewed at the place he was let go from and I didn't reach out directly to him because...the year before I reached out about a similar position and he was his usual toxic self. I might have faired better if I had tried being more humble.
Life isn't fair and this guy JT knows how to play the game. He has all the confidence of a sociopath with the ego of a narcissist and the unawareness of an old white guy. He will be a director someday.