Well this was a fun couple months in my life! I had a fine career going in Marketing, as a Product Manager. I was doing well and up for a promotion. I was blogging for the Fool on the side, to help pay for my new car and fund my trading habits.
Anyways, I happened to write about companies that were associated with my day job. I used no inside information, drew no conclusions from inside information, just made a sound analysis from public information. Turns out the CEO of the company saw it, tracked me down over Linked In, saw who I worked for and gave my CEO a ring.
My CEO issued a written apology, one of our national salesmen spent hours on the phone trying to save my job. But ultimately it came down to an account worth tens of millions asking for my resignation. So, my CMO gave me a great recommendation and I went on my way.
Obviously I still had a house, new car, student loans to pay for, so I blogged a little bit more and the Fool.com threw me a bone to write full time.
It's been a blessing in disguise, life is a funny thing.