Friday, January 9, 2009

Captains Log Stardate 01092009.752

Well, I am finally doing it. Entering the world of blogging. Let's see how long this lasts....

A brief introduction in case you have unintentionally stumbled on this page. My name is Joe Raymond. I am almost 30 years old. I am married and have a 1 year old son named Elijah and a dog named Azalea. In my spare time, I enjoy playing Nintendo Wii, listening to Christian Music. ( I have almost 1000 CD's), and spending time with my family. I love Star Wars and am becoming more of an addict to it the older I get. I am a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan, which has gotten me into some trouble here in Baltimore now and then. But hey, I have enjoyed every minute of it. Some would say I have joined the dark side. I never did like the light side of the force anyway. Anyway, that is me in a nutshell.

Now onto business, recently I found out I am being laid off from my job. I work for an emploment agency called Sepherion. I am contracted by them out to XEROX to run the print shop at St. Joseph's Medical Center. I have been here for a few months now. Last December, I was told that due to some changes and downsizing within XEROX, I was going to be let go on Dec. 19. So I started looking around for a new job. Well about a week after I was told they were letting me go, it turns out they were going to keep me after all. I thought great! This is an answer to prayer.

Fast-forward to this past Wednesday, Jan 7. Denise, my boss, told me that they were making more changes within the company and I was being let go. I asked her when and she said very soon. I learned that my replacement would be starting on the 8th. So I figuered that they would keep me through the end of the week and then let me go. As I was listening to Denise talk to her boss, he said to keep me until the new guy is comfortable with the account. That felt kind of like a slap in the face to me.

So yeah, I am going to be unemployed again soon. Why again? I was laid off from my last job working for Standard Register. But that is a story for a different time and place. But hey, I know all things will work out.

So that is it for the first post. I will write more later on.