Monday, January 11, 2010

Doug Update

A week and a half ago, I started my new job. Thanks to some hard work, a bit of good luck and some connections, I was able to secure an interview and was hired a small consulting company here in Indy. I am blessed to be in such a great role and I am working with some dynamic, talented folks.

Sixty days ago, things looked pretty bleak. I had just been laid off with the nation's unemployment rate at over 10 percent. It was sad to leave my last job as I worked with some men and women that cared very much about their job and the company. I wish them the best as they continue to fight for share in a hyper-competitive market with enormous pressure from offshore competition.

I want to thank all the people who reached out with a word of support. My wife was very patient with me and the situation. My parents and grandparents were there to offer help and guidance.

The other genesis of my layoff was the decision to pursue an MBA at Indiana University. Last week I took the GMAT (after studying for what seemed like years...) and then submitted my application. I should know late this week or early next week if I am accepted.

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