Work Story: Pretty sure i'm getting laid off very soon.
The company i work for got in early with "company A" when they were building a data center. my company signed a lease agreement with company A for data center space. About a year after the building was completed, company A sold the building to company B, so company B inherited the lease agreement, but immediately they wanted to leverage us out use our space so they could use it for their own (company B is a large, multinational, multifaceted tech corporation). Now, obviously, we have contracts with our clients that specify at which site their data is hosted (this is a BIG deal because my site is located outside the D.C. Blast zone), and we had a lease, so we figured "hey, no big deal, ain't shit they can do." So, two years go by. Well, company B lawyered up, we lawyered up, and company B found a loophole in our contract. We ONLY lease raised-floor data center space. We do not lease office space. We are currently housed in an office in the building. So company B is kicking us out of our office. Due to OSHA regulations, we can't work strictly out of the data center, like, set up our desks and shit in there. Now, since we have a lease on the data center, and we have contracts with our clients, we have to PAY company B to act as "smart hands" for any service requests that happen in our data center space (basically, my job). Additionally, I'll have to train the asshole who is taking my job.
My job has officially offered me another job. In Ashburn. Out of the 4 ppl they are laying off, i'm the only one they decided they want to rehire. Which really makes me feel good about my performance. It'd be a shitty 2 hour commute, but I'm considering doing it if they can schedule me to my liking. something like 10hr day - 10 hr day - day off - 10 hr day - 10 hr day - day off - day off. That way i could stay up there two nights a week. If i could find a place to stay that is. Anyone have any friends who live in NoVa and would rent me a room two nights a week long term? lol.