What The Flux is a semi-regular weekend feature on EngineeringBlogs.org that follows the follies and jollies of an engineer in industry, yours truly.
Christmas. It’s over, but I’m still thinking about it. It’s a time for family. It’s a time for food. It’s a time for gifts. It’s a time for bright eyed children peeking under the Christmas tree. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Red, green, blue, white. The multi-coloured lights hanging off snow-covered pine trees create a beautiful spectacle when reflecting off newly fallen snow on the front lawns of suburbia. A winter wonderland indeed.
And here at work, here at FluxCorp, the mood was no less festive. Two weeks before Christmas, one of our higher-ups was kind enough to fly from somewhere close to the armpit of America all the way to our igloo. We sure were excited. What yuletide greetings will he have for us? A Christmas bonus perhaps? An extravagant Christmas party? Raises for everyone? Have we been naughty or nice?
Well, it turned out we were naughty.
The whole office would be shut down, we were told. The mothership is getting rid of its far flung appendages. Another month or so was all that’s left. Then pack up your bags and head on home. And oh, merry Christmas. Merry Christmas indeed.
High tech. Layoffs. Christmas. It’s over, but I’m still thinking about it.
This post marks my return to semi-regular blogging here at engineerblogs.org. I had stepped away from blogging last May, but have decided to return given the new twist in my career path. Where shall my engineering life go from here? I’ll let you know as soon as I find out.