How to deal with being laid off?
Robert Newton Jun 19
I am about to be laid off, it is 100% certain to happen. This was my first dev job and this will also be my first time being laid off. I have always had another job lined up and ready in the event that something was to happen or if I was planning on leaving. But, I was enjoying myself so much, learning day in and day out what being a developer is like and honing my craft that I felt like it would never end. This job allowed me to work remotely if I wanted or go into an office, though being fully remote would be awesome. I mainly worked in front-end QA, working with selenium and protractor and even automated our whole testing setup using Jenkins. I have some DevOps experience as well, I have a computer science degree and a certification as a Certified Developer - Associate through AWS.
This was a kick to the pants and a complete surprise, I have never been caught off guard like this at a company and would love some information on what I should do next. And if anyone has connections in the Chattanooga, TN area or they have remote positions, let me know.
I feel like I threw a lot out here, I am just panicking. I love being a developer, I love learning something new every day and I really enjoy my work.