Yesterday was my last day at O, it finally happened and it was bound to happen. I have to be honest, it fell good.
I started back in OCI-C and I really liked my job, that of course changed when the first mass layoff happened in march when Seattle took control (got worse in june). I survived both rounds of layoffs and for the past seven months I wished I hadn't. My job turned from something I enjoyed to a nightmare. I was moved from manager to manager. I ended up with a micromanaging pshychopath instead of the excellent person that was my manager for the past three years. Stuck in a project with crazy deadlines and full of nonsense I ended up stressed to the point of madness. I had sudden panic attacks, insomnia, night terrors, I self harmed, and had crippling depression. At this point changing jobs was impossible, with my psyche so deteriorated I couldn't hack a code interview nor train for it. Since I got laid off I felt a load taken from my back, now I feel so much better and I'm ready to start coding and iterviewing again. The future looks so bright.
I want to thank this community (f— it, even the dump/woot woot guy). Here I was able to vent and find empathy in all the people that weren't happy with the state of things at O. This was my safespace, thank you all!
Remember that the Stooges are just working to fill their pockets f—ing up all the workers. If I learnt anything from this is: if there is no growth opportunity and if you can't leave for any reason do the bare minimum, you get payed the same anyway and even if you work your a– off if you are not one of the manager's bootlickers you will still be layoff when convinient for them.
For my fellow remaining OCI members: beware of the Seattle folk. They're concentrating most if not all their resources there. If you are in a different state or country you may be targeted for a layoff specially if you come from OCI-C background.
Thank you everyone!