Chose to remain in U.S. when HP database work group reorganized in India. Found other forms of employment to pay bills and feed the family.
Worked as an independent contractor primarily designing/building/installing custom cabinets.
Worked at Wightman Engineering in San Jose, CA as a CNC machine operator fabricating robotic surgical components.
Obtained a CA Emergency Substitute Teaching Permit and taught at Santa Teresa High School in San Jose, CA.