I so didn’t see it coming.
And I have made a career of seeing things coming plus positioning the contractor to take fortune of what was coming.
So, it would seem that I should be able to have seen my own demise on the horizon. But sporadically, that’s just not the way it works when you get close to the end of the career. More plus more people are after the zone controlled HVAC of my corner office. That’s pretty much how it went down. But, I guess all’s tolerable in love plus war. I had seen this happen to instructors of mine when they got to be my age. Still, when I got my walking papers, it was gutting. I was destroyed to be both unemployed plus have it happen so unceremoniously. It entirely was humiliating. I didn’t even get to wash out that office with the zone controlled HVAC on my own. That stung even worse. So it’s kind of cool that I’m now sort of sticking it in the face of those who thought it wise to split me plus my salary loose. I took some of the greatest clients the two of us had with me. And I didn’t even intend for that to happen. That’s why you get walked out of a position like mine. They don’t want you taking contractor info in order to poach clients. Once, I got my feet back underneath me, I put a ductless heat pump in my study plus turned it into a real office. And from there, I became a consultant who ended up with a lot of the clients my seasoned contractor once had. That’s just sweet, sweet karma really.