As of last Thursday, I was looking at staying here in OR till the end of the first week in October. As of today, I will have a job most likely until the 24th of August. Thus is the way of outsourcing. Or I could be out by the 18th. I really want to stay till the 24th, the extra little check will be helpful. Or, I can tell my manager that I am not volunteering and stay ... indefinitely. The powers that be keep changing the date our team shuts down. And it was supposed to be the whole team going, not in spurts like what will be happening this month. It sucks. I like my team and my work. But if I leave the 24th I can get the kids back on a school schedule and have a week or so to transition myself back into family life.

*sigh* I think I will want a couple of weekends off to do my own thing. To be able to re-charge has become increasingly necessary for me now that I see that I need it.

Annette Sargent

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."  -Robert A. Heinlein