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Tuesday, December 10, 2002
Well, it seems to be an occupational hazard for bloggers, but I got laid off yesterday. No, I wasn't goofing off or working on my blog instead of what the company paid me for. My former employer had rarely laid people off, and this came as a bit of a surprise to everyone. That's the bad news. So after sanding and staining some bookcases this morning, I finished putting my resume together while waiting for the stain to dry and posted it to, a techie job board. That was at about 1:30. The phone rang at about 4:15, and it was a recruiter who had worked with me at another place in another line of work. I don't want to go into it, but I used this instance to drill a lesson into my daughter -- be good to people who can't do you a bit of good. If it results in something good happening to you, that's just a bonus. The real payment is what you are gradually making of yourself by "exercising" your character (and yes, I am consciously paraphrasing C. S. Lewis).

I sure hope that urethane dries fast, or I may not get a chance to finish the bookcases.
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