Happy Third Anniversaire MrsEnginerd!

This labor of love started as a coping mechanism during The Layoff. The year 2015 was ripe with possibilities. My severance package allowed for a much deserved sabbatical after 10 uninterrupted years of service as a design engineer. In theory, this experience as an engineer would open any door I chose to unlock but I... Continue Reading →

The Layoff: Year Three Post Mortem

On March 20th, 2018 I celebrated year three of the layoff date. However, I was gainfully employed after a short 10 month self-imposed sabbatical, with a reintroduction into service date of January 15th, 2016. Many will wonder why I still commemorate this date and the reason is very simple: I started the blog right after... Continue Reading →

Happy 2nd Anniversary MrsEnginerd!

It is hard to think I started this blog two years ago after having been laid off. At first, I saw the opportunity to write as cathartic since I was saying goodbye to a ten year career, a total bummer, and needed to make amends with my newfound free time. After a few months, MrsEnginerd became... Continue Reading →

Thirteen Reasons Why Not

Statistically speaking at least 80% of people surveyed have thought about suicide in any way, shape or form. It doesn't mean they wanted to kill themselves and had the resolve to try, it just implies that during the most desperate times of our lives many of us have thought of how it would feel like... Continue Reading →

My Life Two Years After The Layoff

When I started this blog as an unemployed nerd the future seemed bright and full of possibilities. Having gone through the grief phase where I cried and cursed the heavens for the pink slip, and for inability to find an alternate job position within the company as an engineer, I had made peace with the... Continue Reading →

Responsibility v. Love

You are not responsible for the ones you love, except if they are children under a certain age or a pet. It may be a controversial thought but the subject is worth discussing. Many of my Millenial peers go through life feeling responsible for friends and family, carrying huge chips on their shoulders that shouldn't... Continue Reading →

When I First Moved to the USA…

When I was 23, a big engineering firm hired me to design their products, processes and tools in their PNW facilities. At the time I was fresh out of college and had lived all my life in one place, a city of about a million people in a tropical paradise. My US Citizen status, awarded... Continue Reading →

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