October 13, 2004

Back in the Saddle

Well, I finally found myself a job. (Even if I am making this entry after having been working for three days now.) I'm doing build engineering for a major software company with an instantly recognizable two-letter abbreviation. (Say any more, and I invite the wrath of Free Software advocates the world over.)

Having fun reorienting (or should that be disorienting) myself to a Windows environment. Missed vi enough that I installed Vim on my workstation. Although on the up side, I do seem to be the group's Perl expert.

Oh, well, we'll see how this goes...I always have contract renewal in December if I decide I want out.

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May 20, 2004

My moment of weakness

So this morning, I get a call from the technical staffing firm I've been working with with a build engineer position at The Evil Empire.

Looking back, I find it hard to believe I said I was interested.

Lucky for me, they were looking for someone with more experience with MS products. Imagine that... &shrug;

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May 04, 2004

On the Dole...

Finally gave in and filed an unemployment claim in the aftermath of Cylant's evisceration of its dev staff. Even more fun is the fact that since I live in Washington and worked in Idaho, each state was pointing fingers at the other (Washington's online app didn't want to talk with me because I worked in Idaho for at least the past two years; Idaho's didn't want to talk with me because I was a resident of Washington). &sigh;

/me scurries off to hunt for gainful employ

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January 12, 2004

And a Merry Fscking New Year to Me!

Well it turns out that the company I've been working for for the past four years has decided to lay me off in lieu of moving me to the company's new Boston offices. &grumble;

Even more fun: Our Fearful Leader, er CEO, was quoted today in the Boston Globe as saying "Massachusetts is a more expensive place to live than Idaho. Salaries will be adjusted accordingly." I guess you can consider eviscerating your development staff as an "adjustment." &shrug;

And here I had such high hopes for the company. :(

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