December 9, 2009
Several blog brothers and friends used to work at the company where I work. (I left and came back). I have some shocking news for them and an interesting economic indicator for everybody else.
We just bought a new building. We have been in some barely-improved warehouse space for more than 20 years. Our CEO enjoyed a good personal relationship with the landlord, and the price was right. We'd outgrow the space and get another building, fix it a little...
Being in a good position in a down economy does present opportunity (I think the Chinese pictogram for opportunity is the one for "crap" and the one for "dollars" -- not sure...) and I guess we got an offer even we could not refuse. I'll still work at home, but it is a nice underscore of stability as we celebrate our 30th anniversary.