Is that headline search bait enough? People seem to love Jim Cantore and we all know that when he comes to your town, you’d better buckle down because things are gonna get nasty weather-wise. In the past 5 months, I’ve been buckling down for a wild ride of my own as the company that I work for was acquired by The Weather Channel Companies, now The Weather Company (soon to be just Weather, following the line of Apple… I kid, we’re not doing that… I don’t think).
As with any acquisition, there are bound do be times of good news and times of bad news. While I can’t elaborate on everything, I do feel bad for all the people who were let go from the company as a result of the acquisition. While the layoffs are definitely not good news, I hope that going forward, there will be more sunny days than cloudy days (see what I did there?).
If there’s one good/cool thing that came out of the merger / acquisition, it is the fact that I now have a weather.com e-mail address!
There are still details to iron our and we’ll see what 2013 holds, but I’m hopeful that my future with The Weather Company will be filled with success. I really enjoy what I do and I love working with the people in Madison… and now Jim Cantore and Al Roker.
I am still, however, waiting for my hug from Al Roker! I thought we were all supposed to get hugs?
Hey, if working for TWC doesn’t pan out, maybe I’ll have a future in a different industry. We have been building up to the #1 moment of 2012 and tomorrow, we’ll cross that skywalk to demolish those walls and reveal the secret that’s at the top of the list. (Sorry, that’s a lot of clues in one sentence.)
Until then, have a safe and happy new year’s eve!