It was really a stroke of luck. I was out one night at a bar, where I was supposed to meet this guy that I was going to buy a car from. He never showed up, from what I learned later he had got into some sort of incident with his ex girlfriend and her new man. At any rate I ran into a guy I had not seen in months when I walked out the door. He yelled at me and gave me this number to call. Two days later I was looking for apartments in Richardson TX, because the number was about this great coding job. The only thing wrong with it is that I had to move, because there is not any way that I could drive there every morning. It would take me around an hour each way, possibly a good deal more if there were any issues in the commute. The job pays a great deal more than the one that I had and of course I was going to need a new job.
My old job was pretty good, I got it right after I got out of Texas Tech and since then I have gotten a couple of promotions. However the job is related to a government contract and it is quite obvious that is about to go away. The main thing is that we have accomplished all that the contract wanted us to do, so the only thing left to do is minor things which I am not involved in. The boss is not around much any more and the people he left behind have not done anything to get more work for us. So it seems pretty clear that the next shoe to drop is going to be a round of layoffs.