The Clown's incompetence is reflected in the stunned expressions on the faces of the six gaijin who have just discovered that they are being laid off. Apparently the business hasn't taken off as well as the Clown hoped, so the game development department is no longer required. I feel so bad for them, and one has a baby on the way, so dunno what he's going to do.
I received an email this morning from my supervisor saying that I'm not on the list of layoffs, which is quite a relief as last night I was frantically trying to find my return ticket to Australia. It would be a reverse of the horror trip I had coming over, as it's via Vietnam - with an 8 hour stopover in Ho Chi Minh City - an insane place I have no desire to see again, especially after being spoilt by the clean, ordered society I live in here. It's an open ticket valid until April 4th, so if things go pear shaped before then, I might see y'all sooner than I intended!
I'm not comfortable living with so much uncertainty. I want some semblance of security in this rather random existence I find myself in. I'm not ready to go home yet. There's still too much I want to see and do before I end up back in the arse-end of the world. The ideal has always been to work/live in the UK or Europe, but that's difficult to do legally with an Australian passport, unless sponsored by a company. (Tumbleweed, get that business up and running girl, and I'm coming over!) I viewed Japan as a stepping stone to somehow getting there as I can't see myself staying here indefinitely, even if the work is available, but have not quite managed to sort it out yet.
All advice, job offers, etc will be welcomed and duly considered...