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Re: OT: memory to share available

by Bod (Deacon)
on Jan 01, 2021 at 23:03 UTC ( #11126111=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to OT: memory to share available

FWIW, I was surplus to the requirements of my employer over 10 years ago. I was running the IT system in a large primary school. I enjoyed the work, felt I was making a meaningful contribution to the future of young people and was bitterly hurt when I had to leave.

Fast forward to now and I run a property company providing homes for young people starting out in life and for people needing great accommodation that isn't a faceless hotel when they are working away from home. Add to that the staff I provide jobs for and the contractors I provide work for. Sure, the pressures can be heavy and the decisions huge but I work when I choose, with who I choose and am content knowing I make a small difference in the world.

Never have I had the level of satisfaction I do today whilst working in any job...and that only happened because my employer didn't need me anymore. It didn't seem it at the time but it was the push I needed.

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Re^2: OT: memory to share available
by shmem (Chancellor) on Jan 01, 2021 at 23:38 UTC

    Thanks to you for showing yourself as an encouraging example. I'm still in the "bitterly hurt" phase, and trying to sort things out. "Ten Years After" things will be different. I'm for now waking up from the past dread, looking around and musing about where and how to set foot. This is gross. I mean, not just my firing. Last year changed our lives for years to come, and we've just seen a tip of it.

    To bring that thread a bit more on topic: the very guy who was delighted about me getting hired for perl expertise went Python and blamed me later for "perl arrogance". Er... what? In what terms is perl fit for arrogance? don't get it, yet. But then, I might be an arrogant bloke, and Perl only the vehicle for incrimination.

    perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'

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