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.