Job Situation

Well, it finally happened. I’ve been laid off.

##In The Beginning

It all started with a strange twist of fate in February of 1988. My parents were on a flight from Boston to San Jose. This was back in the days when you could smoke on domestic flights, and my mother was in the smoking section while my father was in non-smoking.

Sitting next to my father was a business man whose job obviously had something to do with some sort of technology. My father, being the proud parent that he was, started talking to this gentleman about his son that was soon to graduate from the [[UCSB]] with a degree in Computer Science.

Being the gregarious guy that my dad was, he eventually talked this guy’s ear off and the guy gave him a business card and told my father to have me call him for an interview near the end of the school year.

The guy’s name was Mike Perugini and he worked at [[LTX]] in San Jose.