So I started with another company at the start of the month. Given the uncertainty surrounding my previous company, I decided to take the plunge and hunt around for a more secure job for my career. I did not wait for a severance package, because I think I would not be asked to go anytime soon, and I wasn’t there for very long in the first place – hence my package (if any) won’t be that large.

In any case, it gave me a good story to hop out, and I took the opportunity for an increment in base pay (I think it would take a few years in my ex-company for my pay to rise to my current now – I guess that’s why they say if employees stay in the same company for too long, their pay would be below market value).

In all, it was pretty good, …