You may or may not know that my professional career has been in pharmaceutical sales. For 23 years I have worked for sanofi-aventis and legacy companies Aventis, Hoechst Marion Roussel, Marion-Merrell-Dow, and Marion Laboratories. On Monday I was notified that my services were no longer needed as part of the most recent downsize of the company. Over 750 reps received that information that day and I pray for their futures.
The pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. is largely in decline with only small glimmers of hope in the biotech arena. Fewer product approvals every year and big revenue products coming off of patent only foretell more downsizing of the industry in the future.
So now...what to do? That is what I spend my every waking moment discerning. I am not discounting much of anything at the present time. Everything from teaching to financial services to day-trading to healthcare to law school are all in play. I ask for your prayers as I and my family go through the process. In the meantime, this website will largely serve as a place of comfort. Working and posting new images are the most safisying activies I engage in and I hope to be able to continue to do so here with some consistency. This refuge will serve as a break from the pressures of career search and job hunting. Thanks so much for your involvement with this website and your prayers. Who knows, maybe I will become a full-time photographer! Take care and until next time.