Well it is official. I am back in the ranks of the Unemployed. My last day of work was yesterday 24JAN2013. The Portrait Studio company I worked for decided to close a number of our Studios, the ones I worked at were all on the list of closures. In all there were 266 of our studios closed, everyone at those studios, including some of the higher up management, last day of work was yesterday.
I did file for Unemployment benefits, so everything isnt a total FUBAR. I am also trying to get into one of the Companies other Studios in the area, one of which the Manager did mention she will be looking for another photographer here in the next month or so.. If I am unable to get into one of them I will then try to get a job with one of competitors, be it another Photography Studio Chain or one of the Local Photography Studios.
On another more upbeat note. I have most the new minis I purchased a few weeks ago finished. The Crooked Dice may Killian (Not-Amy Pond) figure that I painted for my friend was delivered (along with a 1/42nd scale die cast Police Cruiser). She absolutely loved it, and has it sitting on a shelf all by itself (with the Police Cruiser of course). She now is talking about getting some of the Wargames Factory Zombies (both males and females) to try her hand at painting, while she has me paint some of the Reaper Chronoscope Zombies for her. I have already started to assemble a ATZ Starter kit for her consisting of Dice, a Ruler, Tokens (some of the Litko ATZ ones that Ed had available for a while), and a carrying case for miniatures (a hard shelled pistol case designed for two pistols). As for the rules I will probably let her keep the copy I printed out right after I purchased the FFO rules, since she seems to have already claimed them as hers along with the 3-ringed binder they are in. I am planning on ordering another set of Colgars Event Cards for her along with printing and assembling some of the Stozels Structures (right now I have the Circus and the Fire House, though I do have a friend down where the one studio I primarily worked at that has the bank, Hospital and Farmhouse that I could probably have print out for me to build) and WWG buildings I have for her so she has some scenery for her games.