So, it has come to my attention that the last post was quite unclear. Here is what happened:
Tuesday morning an exec at Aaron’s company called them in for a mandatory meeting. He took two minutes to tell them what they already assumed was coming, they were getting laid off, and would be meeting with HR that afternoon to turn in their badges and such. A meeting with HR revealed 4 weeks severance pay (yay!) and insurance through the end of the month (yay!) and another month of cobra for free (yay yay!) Although Aaron (and co-workers) had already assumed they were getting laid off, they thought it would be the end of February instead of the beginning. The good news is that Aaron had plans to quit in May to start his own business, so it is just a couple of months we hadn’t planned for. For those of you desperately curious, he will be doing independent software test consulting. It’s something he’s always wanted to do, and it will likely never be a better more convenient time to start. So now we have him working at home, which is nice, Harmon and I enjoy having lunch with him and taking walks when he is taking a break.
Hope that clears up any confusion