Well, It looks like as of Monday, I might well be out of a job. I *think* I qualify for unemployment since technically the company is closing and I’m being “laid off”. I’ve been offered employment from the company that is “buying” my company, but it doesn’t look very attractive (no retirement plan at all!). I need to talk to someone who is familiar with unemployment law to check on that (murky details, so I’m not sure that it’s cut and dry).
I’ve not met the people I’d be working for – although I’d directly be working for my current boss. According to him, other than pay, benefits, etc, the work we do won’t change, the clients won’t really change, etc. I’m leaning towards giving it a try – maybe. I’m meeting with the “new” owners this afternoon. There is a serious non-compete (“Company loyalty”) clause where I can’t hold down any other work while working for them, and anything I come up with while working for them (even on my own time) belongs to them – puts a serious dent in Dad’s and my plan to write our own software. I don’t know how negotiable it is – I can declare previous invention, and since we’ve had this idea percolating in the backs of our minds for a while, I can declare it. I *think* I have to declare this blog, although I make no money off of it (haven’t in over a year), it might turn into something though – and it is prior invention.
Because I’ve been working so hard the last three weeks, my brain is a bit fried – I lean towards giving them the finger and hoping we can make it (I need to make my decision by tomorrow, no idea what time tomorrow though). I need to run some numbers to see if we really can do it, and where we can cut back. I know we can do it if we take Daughter Person out of daycare, but I mentally can’t handle that, so we’d probably do a day or two a week at least – or maybe talk Grammy into staying for a while.
At least I don’t have student loans to worry about! And thanks to YNAB, we have June fully covered as far as income.