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People - can't live without 'em

Clark Ching has been talking about impending layoffs at his organization. They are now happening, and he reflects on what happens when they (or he or both) are gone. I think not, baby puppy: It's the people I'll miss

Whatever happens to me, these people are friends. But, since I don't know many outside of work, I can't help but wonder will I ever see them again?

You'll keep in touch with a few, and they will connect you to others via the social network. This has happened after leaving my last job, and it has happened every time I move to a new area. It's part of human nature, unfortunately, to lose touch with people you don't see on a regular basis.

Now that I am operating in a large company, I find myself reminded how wonderful it can be with other people on a regular basis. Starting my own business, operating out of home, requires that I seek out interaction with others. And while I love talking to people, that effort is sometimes more than I want to bother with. The beauty of having a regular gig, is that I don't have to decide if it's "worth it" to head over to the coffee shop. There are people all around with whom I need to interact to successfully complete this engagement.

As I come back to working from home, this just reminds me ever more that one of my personal requirements is human interaction. I don't want to be holed up in an office. I love bouncing and building ideas both friends and clients, and I will continue to do so as long as I have any control.

Update: Frank Patrick speaks about this in more detail.

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