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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Well, that fucking sucks.

I don't have a picture of my pink slip because they don't give those out anymore. So I found a photo of a vintage slip because I hate having a post without a picture.

Hey, San Francisco!!! I'm available!

You hiring?

ps.: I can make cappucinos, too.

44 comments:

Char March 31, 2009 at 8:06 PM  

oh honey - I'm sorry... I know how tough it is all over. the fuckers don't know what a treasure they lost.

mrs. sarah ott March 31, 2009 at 8:06 PM  

bummer! sorry tangobaby. what respectful establishment wouldn't hire you though? all you have to do is show them your following here in blogworld. you'll find new work in no time. good to be back. i miss my blog world. : )

The Rambler March 31, 2009 at 8:18 PM  

I'm so sorry!

It's Just Me March 31, 2009 at 8:20 PM  

Oh man! What to say? I go with Mr. Framer guys opinion - baby you were in the wrong line of work anyway! You have a great portfolio going and a passion... a few classes and you could be a first rate photographer. Every end is a new beginning....

But for tonight drink your favorite potion - after all you can sleep in tomorrow!

Leslie Avon Miller March 31, 2009 at 8:20 PM  

That vintage pink slip is pretty. Perhaps its time to write for a living? Good Luck!

Bill Stankus March 31, 2009 at 8:43 PM  

Slapped but not down. You're a tough cookie - stuff is on your side. Ride the karma train - coach is ok - and somewhere along the line there's a prize awaiting you.

We only know each other through this blog stuff - but I know character and youse gotta a ton.

Ride the open time and you'll be fine.

julochka March 31, 2009 at 11:27 PM  

my inner presbyterian suggests that this has happened because you are being pushed towards something else and you couldn't have gone there without this.

my outer self says, hey, if you want me to kick any designer furniture for you as i walk by, i'm living in the right country to do that.

now get out there and take some pictures and hear some stories. the world is now yours, baby.

xoxox,
/j

lil.pow.wow March 31, 2009 at 11:38 PM  

Welcome to the world my mom, a good deal of my friends & I have been living in for the past month (and way longer for some): Unemployment Land! It's fun & depressing at the same time. Best wishes on finding a new job :)

ModernTanguera April 1, 2009 at 1:25 AM  

Time to become a tango gypsy?

Well, maybe not. But you do have a host of blog readers who will help you brainstorm ideas and cheer you on!

Ribbon April 1, 2009 at 1:40 AM  

Buggar!

just arrived here and sorry to read your news.

take care Ribbon

a painter April 1, 2009 at 2:47 AM  

So sorry! Know this feeling. My husband was laid off a while ago-- with a message on the answering machine. These are strange times. He's back to work for the moment and I hope you will be soon, too.

Your post is so so honest. That's how I felt, too, but was too polite to say it. You probably feel like pure crap. Best wishes for a very short unemployment to a multi-talented person. Truly, I wish you the best.

paris parfait April 1, 2009 at 2:50 AM  

Oh no! I had a terrible feeling when I read your post on Monday - so much so, that I didn't want to comment for fear of jinxing your chances. And now you've confirmed it - so, so sorry! It's their loss; I suspect they will collapse without you. As for you, onwards and upwards! xoxox

Geert Groote and his urbane double egg. April 1, 2009 at 3:51 AM  

Good luck with your new job search! Don´t be bummed, maybe you´ll find a better job, and while you are off work, might as well make the best of it, right?

Kath April 1, 2009 at 4:56 AM  

crap. you are so talented though in such a variety of ways. you will be the bouncer. back on the feet but in the meantime look out at that town and see if there is something new waiting for you. margie

~K April 1, 2009 at 4:58 AM  

Hang in there hon..Like I said in the email. You know the drill. It's gonna be OK. You have built yourself up a lot of good Karma. Work your network. You have a big one I'll bet and that is the fastest and best way to find the jobs in this economy no one is advertising.

iasa April 1, 2009 at 5:44 AM  

Dude, that sucks. We're thinking about you, I'm sure something wonderful will come your way.

Gaston Studio April 1, 2009 at 5:47 AM  

So sorry to hear this but like julochka, I think you're being pushed towards something better. Go for it!

Adam April 1, 2009 at 6:07 AM  

that sucks bigtime.

Look at it this way, and like everyone else said already. It's just an opportunity to open a bigger door to something else. Didn't you mention you wanted to write a novel. You got time to do that now! Hire an agent, get a few pages done, get a deal, start living like JK Rowling!

anyway, i hope all is well for you, loving the i live here:SF photos!

Starlene April 1, 2009 at 6:40 AM  

I quite liked the gypsy tango suggestion.

Well, sweetheart, it looks as if it's my turn to reciprocate all those wonderful encouraging things you said to me. Which means you already know them because you said them. : ) (And so has everyone else in the comments.) You are amazing and talented and witty and wise and a beautiful bundle of shining potential.

Welcome to the zero point. It's where anything can happen. You can go up, down, sideways, inside, everywhere, or nowhere. It's terrifying and exhilarating all at once. Like surfing, I imagine.

Sending you lots of love! xoxo

Brook April 1, 2009 at 6:49 AM  

Tango baby-so tough to read it, even tougher to live it. Wallow in it for a bit and then get up and shower it off. Til then...

me April 1, 2009 at 7:01 AM  

i am sorry about the bad news.

sucks big time...

Silliyak April 1, 2009 at 7:16 AM  

Bring on the Ads! And then there's the thought that Crisis' are dancing lessons from Higher Power. If you're renting, perhaps you can renegotiate your rent, worth trying? Wishing you the very Best.

whatpossessedme April 1, 2009 at 7:55 AM  

So sorry to hear that - major suckage. I am crossing my fingers that you'll find something soon. Until then, big hug.

Yoli April 1, 2009 at 7:55 AM  

Come Scorpio F*%k these people! On to better and bigger things. You have the talent and the drive, don't ever for a moment doubt it.

Mari April 1, 2009 at 8:24 AM  

Oh, I am so sorry. I hope someone who reads your blog can snap you up, and it's the best job ever!

Blue Sky Dreaming April 1, 2009 at 8:36 AM  

You've taken a big punch to the stomach...rest for a few days.
Stay open and strong...it will all fit together for you in wonderful and surprising ways...I just know it!

J9 April 1, 2009 at 10:19 AM  

I'll look out for you in my job search wanderings and send you anything I think intriguing - in the meantime, send me your resume, and I'll see if ianything else strikes at me for companies/industries.

msHedgehog April 1, 2009 at 11:26 AM  

AArgh!! That's rubbish!

Chipmonkey April 1, 2009 at 11:45 AM  

Guess it is time for us to open our studio! :)

Tova Darling April 1, 2009 at 12:13 PM  

Oh no! I'm so sorry!

dutchbaby April 1, 2009 at 12:43 PM  

Oh honey, I'm so sorry. I am positive you will land on your feet - you always do. Visualize doors opening for you...

I will put the word out. I assume you wish to stay in The City.

Carol April 1, 2009 at 1:06 PM  

Damn that sucks big time! Sending good vibes your way and I hope that you find a new job soon.

smith kaich jones April 1, 2009 at 1:48 PM  

Man, I am so stupid - I didn't even get what you were talking about until I read the first comment. This does suck. Bigtime, as we say here in Texas. And yes, I know things are what they are for a reason & new doors will open, etc., etc., but in the meanwhile - like right now - it still sucks. So, so sorry, truly.

Debi

Malevito April 1, 2009 at 2:48 PM  

Hi TB-

Sorry about the situation :-( Don't have much to add to the vast outpouring of encouraging words of so many others, except to say that it looks like you're pretty covered as far as references are concerned. At least it's a start, yes?

Un abrazo milonguero...

Relyn April 1, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

SHIT!!!!!!!!

Relyn April 1, 2009 at 3:10 PM  

OK. I'm back now. I have more to say than my previous commiserating, absolutely in the moment comment.

I am sorry. So sorry. And bummed. And frustrated on your behalf. It probably sounds odd, but I am also (I hope not selfishly) just a little excited.

I think you know me well enough to know that I am not excited that you lost your job and have trials ahead. Just excited to see what's around the corner for you. You are a woman of passion, a woman with an unfair amount of talent. And. You have time now.

I can't wait to see what you come up with next. I always think of you as the girl with the amazing ideas - and the gumption to follow through. I can't wait to see what you will do with these new opportunities that will start pouring in. And, I have no doubt it will be a downpour. You, my friend, have got TALENT. In spades.

Tonight, though. Wallow. Tomorrow, sleep in. And then, take a picture. And then a hundred more.

Love you, J.

Rachel April 1, 2009 at 3:23 PM  

Sorry to hear about your job. That's tough. I echo what everyone else has already said... This might be the time to try something new, different, exciting and scary... Good luck.

flawsnall April 1, 2009 at 5:04 PM  

Relyn says it best, Tangobaby: "an unfair amount of talent." I can't say I'm sorry because I you are too much worthy for it and have way too much going on...to survive, the universe needs photographers---take advantage of this time from the mundane. SF is big, swollen with opportunity, and you are so THERE! You are, your talent is the City's best wealth...

RealityPivots April 1, 2009 at 6:22 PM  

yikes

Silliyak April 1, 2009 at 8:44 PM  

How about short Tango lessons for tourists?

Dress as an authentic SF "Character" and have their picture taken with you. Hippie, Lily Coit, ?

ArtSparker April 2, 2009 at 8:16 PM  

Sorry to hear about change being forced on you...we definitely live in interesting times. You seem like an energetic, ingenious and talented person who will find some opportunity in the flux we seem to be in now.

Christina April 3, 2009 at 11:04 AM  

Dis fucking sucks! What cha say we move to Jamaica buy dat farm and live off de land like we talked?

I love ya!

Seriously- my word verification below is poophead- I think they are trying to get a message to your employers through me.

Grey Street Girl April 3, 2009 at 5:16 PM  

Ugh. That really sucks. I'm so sorry to hear it. Please keep us posted on your job search. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

My Castle in Spain April 9, 2009 at 4:11 PM  

oh no !! so sorry and even more sorry to come here late...
it sure is tough but the positive thing is that you can now grab your camera and have more time to promote your books...
chin up sweetie !!
xoxo