As of 3/24/2023, I’m back with my former employer. Although my job in tech was fun, the timing was right to shake things up a bit. Big Tech was going full corporate and I wasn’t liking it. Not going to lie, writing the resignation letter was a very emotional and cathartic experience. This was the […]
Due to the layoff notice, I’ve found myself exploring side hustles and rewards programs to find quick ways to make a buck. Although it can be a slow process – if you don’t have the street smarts to game the system – one could earn up to hundreds of dollars a month! This, coupled with […]
T-35 days until Layoff
Last time I got laid off, back in 2015, I was not prepared for the journey ahead. There was no warning. No pandemic. No worldwide financial collapse of markets and industries. The workforce reduction measures were taken to save some cash and help the CEO buy back stock and pay out shareholders. Good old corporate […]
Five years ago, shy of 10 years of service, I found myself at the wrong end of a 60 day notice. At first the world seemed to be coming to an end because my 15 year plan had been ruined. Little by little, I redesigned my goals and objectives around new possibilities; I started a […]
Time flies by so fast! I can’t believe we already have another year on the books, sharing knowledge about love, DIYs and the pursuits of nerds. I wish we could have celebrated in style, with our friends and family, but remaining safe during the pandemic is paramount. We shelter in place and find ways to […]
When I started writing under the Mrsenginerd pseudonym I was in the middle of a career shift. My employer had done a reduction in workforce exercise that had left me jobless a month after my 10th anniversary with the company (The Layoff). As a married woman with no kids, there was a lot of free […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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