Time to brush up the ol' résumé
Also, starting a few weeks ago I noticed I was getting coughing fits at work two or three times per day, even though I'm not sick and don't suffer from coughing when I'm anywhere else. I also noticed that I hear a lot of coughing there, from other people around me. This had probably been going on for some time, since it's the kind of thing that takes a while to register consciously. What it means, I have no idea -- has anyone else had a similar experience?
Anyway, I've finally given them the standard two weeks' notice. I didn't want to delay any longer. At the moment jobs are abundant in Portland -- you can't miss the "Now Hiring" signs all over the place -- but who knows how long the favorable market will last? Republican administrations are usually bad for job creation, and only a fool would gamble on the situation a few months in the future, with Trump in charge and the Morlocks in Congress eager to indulge their Ayn Rand fantasies. For now, though, the situation is favorable. I've already put out some feelers, and by all indications this should be no big deal.