I just realized that I have not posted a single article this year, 2008. How could it be?
So many things happend this year........
Firstly, for the first time in my life I got fired from a job....No.... not because I screwed up or was incompetent. I got into the face of my brand new manager and gave him some straight talk.I am not in the shit business, give no shit, take no shit, so when he was yelling at me for something that was no fault of mine, I let him have it, the only difference, I did not yell. I knew it was coming, I shoulda' resigned but I don't do anything without consulting my wife, so I did not. However, Human Resources acknowledged my flawless track record for 3.5 years and accepted my resignation. Thanks Amanda!
I did not have to wait too long, 4 weeks later I found a better paying job in a better environment. However, I was in a mood to experiment and check my credibility in the market, so I changed employers 2 more times before settling into my current position. Hey, it is good to know that you are wanted and if you have the right skillset, it is not that difficult to find another opportunity and get paid appropriately. It is a hassle dressing up in suits and going to interviews and fake enthusiasm but in the end it is all worth it, there are mouths to feed and bills to pay.
Second, I became a citizen of the United States of America. After 16 years of living in North America, I took the plunge and this great nation adopted me as a naturalized citzen. Not a big deal, but considering the path I took, it was a big deal. God Bless America, my home sweet home. Prior to becoming a US citizen, I was a Canadian for 8 years.
Mumbai, a city which is close to my heart, where I became a man from a child got hit by the worst kind of terrorism. 10 or more scumbags brutally raped the city and held a whole country hostage for close to 3 days. Shame on you, Indian politicians, it is a tossup between you and the gun yielding terrorists, who are worse?. I leave it upto the good judgement of the readers of this blog ( which are not that many :-))
This year we as a family we lost tens of thousands of dollars in our retirement funds, College Savings etc. Gives me the Hee..bee...gee..bees........hope we can recover and move forward, else there is no retirement in sight.
It has been a year full of ups and downs like a roller coaster. Hope it will bring a
better, peaceful and prosperous 2009.