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Feb. 6th, 2006

Remember what I wrote sometime back about how I missed being able to take long walks during the day? Well, come Monday, I'll be able to do that again. (Translated: I'm getting laid off again.)

Oh well. I don't think the job was a good match. It's too bad the project I was originally hired for was cancelled. Also, in general, I don't think there was much of a career path for me.

I suppose I'll write more about this later, but I don't have any immediate plans to do a lot of interviewing. I may apply to Yahoo! and a couple of other places, but that's about it. I've been thinking that I shouldn't do software engineering any more, although I don't want to leave the computer field entirely. I should try to do something that is more in line with my personality and skills. (However, I don't know what that something is off the top of my head.)


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Feb. 7th, 2006 09:11 am (UTC)
Agh. I'm sorry. (But a career change sounds like it might be good.)
Feb. 7th, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry - I know being laid off is stressful - but if this wasn't a good fit, there's an axiom about closing a door and opening a window... so... with hopes that the window that's opened is one you find soon.
Feb. 7th, 2006 03:33 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry that you couldn't leave on your terms. Good luck finding a more suitable, and enjoyable, gig.
Feb. 7th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
Drat. I'm sorry that didn't work out, and I hope you find a better fit soon.
Feb. 7th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry, Greg! :(

But it did seem like you were never all that comfortable at the job, so maybe it's for the best. Onward and upward, huh?

I still think you should be doing more "artsy" work. I mean, look at your interests: singing, dancing, radio broadcasting. I dunno, maybe there's something more "creative" you could do in high tech. I'm not well versed in that field, so I can't make any specific suggestions...but I'm sure someone out there would have an idea for you.
Feb. 7th, 2006 07:28 pm (UTC)
I forgot to mention piano playing! Anyway, it just seems to me that the arts are your heart and soul. I wish there was some way you could make money at it.
Feb. 8th, 2006 06:41 am (UTC)
I'll try to write about this when I have more time, but I don't think the arts are my heart and soul. I think I have a healthy enjoyment of them but don't feel committed to trying to make a career out of them.
Feb. 8th, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)

What do you want to do job-wise? I think your discouragement over software engineering comes from the lousy economy, not lousy skills on your part.
Feb. 8th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC)
I may have written about this before but my dream job is (was?) to work at a place like Cisco or Juniper on one of their network software products. Nominum was certainly acceptable in that regard. It's unfortunate that the project I was originally hired for was cancelled.

As far as what I want to do now, I'm not sure. Something that's a better fit for my skills and personality, or something where I have more control over decisions and outcomes.

Apr. 2nd, 2006 07:46 am (UTC)
I think your discouragement over software engineering comes from the lousy economy, not lousy skills on your part.

FWIW, I don't think the economy is lousy anymore.
Feb. 8th, 2006 03:30 am (UTC)
Résumé! My mailbox!
Feb. 8th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
I'm in the same boat. My contract to hire didn't turn into a hire after they had a laidoff then my contract was extended. But when I thought things was going well, there were talks of not continuing the project after february so I started looking. Ironically the day I closed the deal on another contract, my boss tells me the project is officially scrapped. The plans was official it was scrapped first week of february. There are tons of projects that get started, but never gets completed and I guess we don't get control of what projects we are assigned to.

Onward to the next assignment. Sometimes if we don't run into obstacles, we don't learn about ourselves more, or figure out what we don't and do like. There is something out there that will makes each of our hearts beat and devote our time and enthusiasm into. It's a new day it'll take you where your heart wants to go to.
Feb. 8th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
Hey, sorry to hear that. If you're still interested in Google, maybe you can look around the jobs page for something which you feel is a good match? I'd be happy to refer you again.

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