I'm so bummed!
i just found out my cousin may have a job offer in california. he's there now: didn't know he has been there all week. no one but his wife knows about it. he is in a layoff situation like me. we're like brothers and have been together forever. growing up in separate homes, and apart for the earlier years, it is uncanny how we are so close in friendship and the arts. we jammed a lot, formed a couple bands, recorded. he is an animation artist..toy story type stuff, into photoshop as well, etc. he is also my other photographer who shoots weddings and bands with me. he edits video and photo as well; it's almost as if we're the same person....pc, art and music geeks. weddings are fun since we hang out, grab a starbucks halfway, and continue to shoot. it's not even work...since we're working together. we have been through a lot over these years. we're 35 and 34. both married, with a kid each (mine on the way.) close friends have moved on before but this one would really hit too close to home. so we talked tonight and he asked what he should do. man, i don't know, do what you feel is best, weigh all the options, financially, mentally, trying to sell your home, etc.....but in the end....don't move away...hehe.
job not offered yet but it looks good he thinks. i hope he gets it; he deserves it...then again, to leave your family behind for a job? i just can't do that. it's for Apple, working in their ipod and design division...graphics and animation, etc. they flew him out there last weekend for interviewing, gave him a new laptop, iphone, ipod...enjoy yourself....HEY LOOK WHAT YOU COULD HAVE.....LOOK HOW GREAT WE ARE....etc etc. it is the dream job for him. money is better but cost of living is high of course in CA. he is beside himself and confused. tough call......good luck selling the house as well. it would be a massive hole back here at home with him gone. me and my brother see him as a brother. seems like the older we get the more difficult it is to hold things together!
that's life..........that's what all the people say......
Last edited by shredmaster; 03-05-2008 at 08:30 PM.