I figured my first post after getting privileges should be a personal, kind of humble-brag, post. So here goes. I've been unemployed for about a month. Before that I worked for a company doing exactly what I've been doing for the past 10 years. It's a position (with any company of the same sort) that does not have any chance of advancement. None. I have increasingly been unhappy. Being laid off from my last job really hit home that I need to get out of that aspect of the industry. It's volatile, and very insecure. After I was let go a friend of mine suggested I send my resume to a company for whom she has been doing contract work. They needed someone who could coordinate between the contract workers and the people making things things happen in the field. It was a long process, but they offered me a position today. I couldn't be more thrilled! It's all of the part of my job that I love, and none of the parts I hate. Also, this company provides lunch every day (delivered from local restaurants), and pays for a gym membership! How awesome is that??? I'm so damn thrilled!