17 Months Ago: All executives in the NY office were offered a move to the new office or a generous severance package. I chose the latter.
16 Months Ago: I negotiated a better severance package by agreeing to help set up the new office on a temporary basis.
14 Months Ago: I stopped working.
14 Months Ago: I began to enjoy 12 months of essentially full pay and benefits w/o working.
1 Month Ago: I started my new job.
1 Week Ago: The old company declared bankruptcy. Everyone will be let go. No one is getting any severance this time.
How do I feel?
Option #1: Lucky
Option #2: Grateful
Option #2: Guilty
I've chosen option #2.