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Hey there! I am still around, but my posting has been entirely comments on other journals and nothing on my own.
I have been laid off for 3 1/2 months now. I am still on severance, so no money worries...yet. Not many jobs for veterinary pathologists in the area though. I need to move to the East Coast. Unfortunately most of the jobs are in the eastern NJ area, not the nicest place to live.
I got information today on the pension I can expect to get from my old job once I get to 62. It was pretty decent; I was surprised. Now I just have to make it to 62...that's a ways to go yet.

Date: 2010-07-18 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samantha-vimes.livejournal.com
East Coast for family reasosn? Or because that's where the jobs are supposed to be? I would have thought western states would have a lot of need for that sort of thing.

Date: 2010-07-18 04:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zephyr-macabee.livejournal.com
Most of the large Pharma companies (which are the ones which hire their own pathologists) are either in the mid-West (which I reject as I must be on a coast) or on the East Coast. There are only a tiny handful out here, despite the large amount of Biotech.

Date: 2010-07-18 07:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samantha-vimes.livejournal.com
Oh, I didn't know it was a pharmacological thing. I was picturing more of a lab where the farmers send dead animals that have baffled their local vet, so they know if there's something that would effect the rest oftheir herd.

Date: 2010-07-18 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zephyr-macabee.livejournal.com
Yes, that is diagnostic pathology and I used to do that, many years ago. The closest lab to the Bay Area is UC Davis, now that the Petaluma lab has closed.
In recent years I have been doing regulatory pathology. The hours and the pay are better and you never have to deal with cows that have been dead for a week, outside in the summer sun. *Phew!*

Date: 2010-07-18 06:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladydreamer.livejournal.com
*hugs* I hope things start to go better.

Date: 2010-07-18 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zephyr-macabee.livejournal.com
Thank you! *hugs you back* Things are cool for now and I keep my eyes open.

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