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I haven't written much lately because I've been busy, mostly with my chorus' winter season performances. But I wanted to briefly mention a book I found on Saturday at Borders. It's Making Work Work for the Highly Sensitive Person, a book about people like me who struggle to find work environments where they can be successful without burning out or feeling as if they're not getting anywhere professionally. Among other things, the book suggests self-employment, which I've thought about but not really made any serious moves towards. I'm still applying for full-time positions. I got a call from another recruiter at Cisco representing a content delivery group a few days ago. Since there seem to be groups a least a bit interested in me, I'll probably push the job search out for a couple more months, unless something significant happens to change my mind.

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_darkvictory
Dec. 13th, 2006 05:51 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link. Almost everywhere I've worked, co-workers have said, "Wouldn't you be happier somewhere else?" Burnout has also been an ongoing problem. Even if this book doesn't have much concrete advice, I think it might be helpful to read about how others have coped with similar problems.
gregbo
Dec. 13th, 2006 06:57 am (UTC)
You're self-employed, right? Just out of curiosity, how long did it take you (after starting to work full-time for others) to decide to pursue self-employment?
_darkvictory
Dec. 16th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)
It was about 20 years, though I considered it from many years before I actually did it.

It was after my second career collapsed. I was an adult ed teacher back in the 80's. After various life changes (marriage, relocation to California, among others) I became a legal assistant working for patent attorneys. I began to burn out on this early on, but it paid well. After a series of personal setbacks and several rounds of layoffs, I had to do something and I just couldn't face traditional job hunting.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 6th, 2007 05:53 am (UTC)
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gregbo
Feb. 6th, 2007 07:37 am (UTC)
Re: Who can help me with .httpaccess ?
The httpd documentation contains info about .htaccess.
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