My dear readers and followers,
I am sorry that I have been absent from my blog for the past few weeks. My blog does not have a huge following, but the people who follow my blog are loyal visitors who come by to see my posts week after week. Some of you have even become my friends, and I value your friendship very much. That is why I feel I need to give you some explanation about why I have not been blogging lately.
Conditions at my current job have been deteriorating for the past few months. First my project manager disappeared. He took some kind of computer coding boot camp course, and then he never returned. Then one computer in our office disappeared, and then a second one was taken away after that. Eventually the office phone vanished too.
My graphic design work assignments soon disappeared after my project manager did. After a few weeks with literally nothing to do, I started looking for another job. It has not been easy trying to find another job, and I did not want to quit until I found one. The weeks stretched into months. The only promising job lead I had after sending out countless resumes and applications resulted in an odd job interview at a marketing firm. It was close to Halloween, and most of the people in that office were wearing Halloween costumes. I was interviewed by someone wearing footed pajamas and a pacifier hanging around her neck as well as another person wearing a karate outfit. They seemed interested in my graphic design work, but I did not get a call back. I guess I was not weird enough to fit in. This month I was finally able to land a freelance writing job, but it required me to do a trial assignment and then work on two writing projects with tight deadlines while I was still working at my graphic design job. It is more of a side gig than a full-fledged job, but so far it has been going well.
I am thankful to have this side gig after what happened today at work. Today the FBI raided all of the offices of the nonprofit organization that I work for. I was detained along with the rest of my co-workers in an assembly hall. The FBI agents did not say much about why they were there. The only explanation that I could gather from my co-workers and the FBI agents is that it involved the immigration and adult adoption services provided by my employer. Some of my co-workers and I were released after about an hour or so because we did not work in the immigration and adult adoption services department and had no knowledge of what was going on there, although the FBI agents required us to leave contact information with them in case they want to question us later on. While we were detained, I told my supervisor that I quit.
I need a little recovery time, but I hope to catch up with people and post some new material on my blog soon. Until then, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!