The below is a pure venting post. If you don't care, stop reading and ignore this one.
The place of my current employment has officially announced the site's closure back in May. Since then, I have made it very clear to the powers-that-be that I wanted to get a package. I want to get laid-off because I want to focus my energy toward creating an investment partnership, and trade full time.
The plan was going well, until the strength of the job market fucked me. The job market is too strong, and people are leaving too quickly. So the option of a lay-off has now greatly diminished.
Now I have to adjust. I will now have to play the negotiation card, and see how I can maximize the stay. (Although it is very hard to get out of bed in the morning.) While working, set up the desired investment partnership structure, then walk away when the structure is ready and start trading full time.