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The thing is that now I am under so much stress to get out of lease, get moved, get settled etc, in addition to a job that will give new meaning to the term a "Challenging job". My stomach turns into knots at the very thought of my first day there. So thanks allot webmasterworld!
Up up and away.
Personally, I'd like to know how you got the mom-n-pop outfit to fire you. I figure that's exactly what I need to motivate myself to get off my lazy behind and start developing an independent income, but I've tried everything: taking 3 month vacations, cutting my own hours and asking for a raise, doing freelance work on my lunch break, spending half the day on forums like this one... nothing's worked yet.
Independent income is one of the other things I have been working on (and hope to continue) Since I have been in the current job. Figuring "well if I can't find a real job, I will just create my own" Taking my portfolio site and expanding it with additional information tangential to my preoccupation. Adsence truly is a wonderful, if maybe a bit scary, thing.
There is no replacement for knowledge and passion.
IF they did can you, who up there could they possible get to replace you!?
Why not invite an unemployed friend who has great people and technical skills up for a couple of weeks. Introduce them to your boss and then maybe, I dunno, puke on your boss's shoes.
Just trying to be helpful ;)
Thanks for all the helpful suggestions, guys! hehe