My 2016 Unemployment Diaries Recap – Day 1 to Day 5. More to follow

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:


January 6 at 9:48am · For the first time in a long time, i am now unemployed

January 7 at 10:11am · So, 24 hours later I still feel a huge amount of relief…

Oh, and catching up on Mr. Robot. I’m going to catch up on Mr. Robot darnit!

And maybe do some fishing.

God is good and has a plan so I’m not scared!


January 8 at 9:49am · Day 3 of unemployment

There is a significant chance that will have to actually get out of my PJs today. It’s unfortunate, but I have 2 interviews scheduled. One has a very relaxed dress code, but that might be pushing it a bit.

I will now go peer out of the blinds, make a condescending sneer and retreat to my quiet domicile for a while longer.

Stay tuned for more updates later.

January 9 at 12:07pm · Day 4 of unemployment

Fishing evaded me again due to forgetting to set my alarm to go off on Saturday. I will avenge that error soon!

Until a bit later.

January 10 at 1:34pm – Day 5 of unemployment

After the shower, I actually put on clothes so I could go to church. Our church is pretty casual, but 3-day worn Arizona Cardinals pajama pants may have been pushing a bit, even there.

We are about to relinquish the pursuit to be the last family in the country to see the new Star Wars movie. We had some left over Fandango cards from Christmas that we were able to use. I was beginning to think we wouldn’t get to see it until it was released on DVD…

…while crouched in the neighbors bushes looking at their TV through their window. Not saying money is tight, but, well, ya know without a job and all, some adjustments have to made…

I have changed my focus on the war with the mouse living in the grill from simple eradication, to a potential source of meat. Things are about to get primal in the Kron lanai. Speaking of which, if you know anyone interested in purchasing mouse pelts to use for warmth this winter, let me know. I will accept pre-orders and shipping is possible.

I’ll keep you all informed of my progress. Until then, have a great day!

Erich Kron is the Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, and has over 20 years’ experience in the medical, aerospace manufacturing and defense fields. He is the former security manager for the US Army 2nd Regional Cyber Center-Western Hemisphere.

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