Please note, this is a reposting of some previous entries made in 2016 when my position was eliminated and I found myself unexpectedly unemployed. This is being reposted here simply for the purpose of preservation as I am not maintaining the old site much. In any case, enjoy if you feel like reading it:
Today will be a busy one. My 8:30 webex interview started, but he had to go to a meeting, so we are going to regroup again at 11:00. I am meeting another recruiter at 3:00 for coffee and to go over my resume and discuss what she has available. I also need to pick up my stuff from the old office in there some time.
On a plus note, I just dropped my youngest off at the park from where she walks to school. I was wearing grey pinstriped suit pants, slip on shoes, a white undershirt and a black Rockstar energy drink hoodie. I think I just got some street cred from some of the moms there. I was totally rocking the “whatever was laying around” attire. If I had enough hair to put in a messy ponytail, I would already be in the club. There is always tomorrow.
Sadly though, nap time is ruined! Being unemployed suddenly feels like a lot of work. Sheesh.
Day 7 of unemployment – Once again I was denied sleeping in. I had scheduled a doctors appointment at 8:20am. What was I thinking scheduling at that time? I thought I would have more rest than this without a job.
I have however become one of the pack. Not the pack of neighbors, but the pack of animals in the house. It all started with us spending time together this morning all barking at the rather started and confused looking mailman. Then we spent some time chasing each other around the house barking. The cat was not amused. Both of the dogs are just resting peacefully on my feet and sharing space. I am the Alpha in this pack now, and I’m so happy I feel like dragging my butt across the carpet in joy!
I did have a 3rd interview at 12:30 that I think went really well. I am assuming no more than 17 interviews left to go, and I’ll know more about getting the job.
I have been pretty nervous about this and not sleeping well because of it. I found myself feeling anxious about the interview, so I started watching Making a Murderer, which has been recommended by a few friends. I’m on episode 2 now and I’m hooked.
Speaking of hooked, still no fishing has transpired and my loving wife told me last night, that it’s just too cold for her to want to fish. Who is this woman, and what have they done with my wife? I will get some fishing in if it kills me.
I will update as it happens.
Erich Kron, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, is a veteran information security professional with over 20 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere and holds CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, MCITP and ITIL v3 certifications, among others. Erich has worked with information security professionals around the world to provide the tools, training and educational opportunities to succeed in InfoSec