Thursday, October 16, 2008

Good News / Bad News

Well baby girl, times are getting tough.

Investors are putting the hold order on my company. Some of them got beaten bloody by the market turn but others have saved cash up for this occasion and they are ready to buy in--but they need to see us run on nothing for a while first. They want to bleed us dry, so they can get maximum value. They want us to become so parched that we will be willing to give up all our worldly possessions just for a sip of what they have to offer.

Regardless of the intended outcome, I am as of now officially laid off (along with the entire staff).

I may not be able to get you that trip into earth's orbit this year. What does it run now, aoubt $250K? Hmmm.... let me check my account balance... nope... I might be able to buy you a book on space... Being hoisted into the air with the sounds of mock explosions and thrusters thrusting will have to be enough for now.

But on the bright side, I get to stay home while I collect unemployment look for work cross my fingers wait for financing to come through.

If everything works out, maybe I'll even get a bonus. If it doesn't work out, I'll get to spend more time with you. This sounds like a win/win.

Either way, baby girl, someday, we will dance in Zero G.


... or at least we can go swimming and pretend we are in space...

10 comments:

cIII said...

So, does this make you Ronin?

Can Ninjas be Ronin? Or is that just the Samurai?

More time with CNA. More adventures. Optimism.

Hold Fast, SDN.

Captain Dumbass said...

Welcome to the club, Ninja.

FilmFather said...

So sorry to hear about this, SDN. I hope things turn around for you soon. I'm nervous myself; I work in advertising, and I know from past experience that one of the things clients do when faced with tight times is cut their ad budgets.

Hopefully the light will shine for everybody sooner than later.

Seriously Mama said...

It's one of those freaky ying yangs, isn't it? You get to spend a lot more time with CNA but you are back to job hunting. Sorry. I hope you and that beautiful baby girl make the most of your time together and hope your job hunt comes to a fast close.

Jenni said...

ugh, that's awful. but code name alice will be a bright spot. good luck with the job hunt.

Sleep Deprivation Ninja said...

Thanks for the support.

I'm not worried. I've been turning down regular job offers on Linked-in for the past year and a half. I just had lunch with a friend who has some work for me too. Gotta love the Seattle tech market. We can take a savage beating and still keep growing :)

steenky bee said...

Aw, no! I'm sorry to hear this. You'll find something soon, you just have to. I'm glad your connected. But you know, sometimes events unfold and take you wonderful places....

Robin said...

Time to change your blog name to Sleep Deprivation Laid-Off Ninja..

Mr Lady said...

Dude, CANADA. Come on, you know you want to.

Sleep Deprivation Ninja said...

Oh, we might move to Canada. Solar Dancer is looking at the option of Japan for a year. She can teach there and I can do remote tech work. Maybe...