Written by Dave Mora
On Jun 27 , 2011 for Daily Rants

I’m now funemployed

 
  
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A few of you already know. But, I am taking this moment to let everyone know that a few weeks ago I joined the #funemployed movement. I feel a little late to the party as most of the people in the movement have moved on and are once again fully employed. But, I have received a lot of calls and txts from people wondering why am I not devastated.

Here is one reason that I found in a LA Times article from a few years back – For the ‘funemployed,’ unemployment is welcome.

“I feel like I’ve been given a gift of time and clarity” – Aubrey Howell,

It was no secret that I was going to get the boot, fired, laid off, terminated, told I was no longer needed, advise that I should look for better things, or even the “It is not you, it is us” speech.

I will not be going into details as the ending chapter is still in litigation. But, I will say this.

People don’t leave companies. They leave management.

The last 16 months of my 7 year career was one of many ups and down. I felt I was being singled out. Sadly, regardless if that was true or not the perception by their actions sure made me feel that way.

I started to feel the company was giving clear message. Similar to the scene of American History X when the character Derek Vinyard tells the house guest. “You are not welcome“.




 

Sure, it is a little dramatic. But, that is how I felt. So, what is next on my agenda?

I spent the last few weeks reconnecting with my family. Mostly my kids. I hate the fact that I accepted being away from the house from 5 AM to 8 PM as a way of life.

I truly felt like a weekend dad.

The best memories I have about my father are the ones about his daily struggle to get me up in the morning. From taking the sheets of the bed to tickling my feet. I got to enjoy those moments again. But, this time around I am the one in my fathers shoes.

Taking my kids to school and having them eagerly run to me with open arms is a feeling I will never forget or trade for anything. Not, even for two 27 inch LED Monitors.

Reconnecting with my family took a few weeks and that was one of the biggest items on my #funemployed to-do list. I am happy that my wife took a month off during this transition. Being able to spend the day together and having to make some difficult decisions such as “Coffee Bean and then Borders for some books” or “AMC for a Movie and then Lunch” was much easier by her on my side.

So, now I can move on to my second item on my #funemployed list. That item is my blog. This post is not just a post to update everyone. But, is the post to mark my return to more frequent blog posts, silly videos, and hopefully the return of DMS-OnLocation videos where I get to interview people I find interesting.

For those of you who are following my blog through your RSS reader. You might be wondering who I am as my site went silent and you probably forgot about me.

In the words of Jay-Z. Let me reintroduce my self. My name is Dave Mora – Dave to the Mora.




 

 
Credits – The Terminated image used is part of Creativeblok.com group of funemployed buttons for sell at 2.00 dollars each. The Laid off one is my favorite – LOL Check it out.




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