Please tell me I'm just a deviation and you have changed employer recently and still working in perl tolerating company.
in reply to regarding intolerance to perl which I observe
Yup. After 8 years of Perl web development, after I got fired in the process of off-sourcing development team to a foreign country, I thought it was over. No one will want me to do Perl. I will have to switch to something else. (I'd love to switch, of course, to something Lisp-like, or ML-like). But, I found a new Perl-related job. And it's nice. I work from home writing some specific servers they need. It's cool.