Well, it happened. Some of the issues surrounding recent problems at work finally came to a head, and I was "let go". Strange feeling, that; I can't say I've ever been in a position where I'd be fired for fixing something, but that's basically what happened. I suppose this is the part where I'm supposed to reflect, realize the imperfection in myself that led me to this, and emerge a better person, but the reality is that I didn't lose my job because I did something wrong, so I'm not very likely to learn much from this other than a small lesson in human nature and business.
The upside, of course, is that I'm now free to look elsewhere, with a bit of
a motivator behind my search to keep me focused. The timing of this stinks
(our wedding is scheduled for January), but I feel pretty comfortable with
the fact that I have a solid financial plan for the next month and a half,
and a decent (albeit suboptimal) backup after that for at least a few
months, which means I can ride this out into the next fiscal year if need be.
What I find really amusing about the whole situation is that a friend of mine
gave her two weeks today, after they let me go yesterday. This means they're
not only down by one: they're down by two, on top with the other three people
they've lost over the past year (and not managed to replace, despite quite a
bit of interviewing, including by yours truly). I'm glad their
IPO went well; it's a shame
they're hemmoraging technical talent, most likely as a direct result of the
company's repositioning for it.