Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Right now I'm in transition. And I don't love transitions, not generally, so I tend to have odd dreams and somehow my subconscious is attempting to make sense of it all which means things come out even weirder.
A lot of this was precipitated by getting a notice from my agency that tomorrow they are going to call me and we'll discuss my separation from the company. I get to ask all sorts of lovely questions like how much vacation time are they paying me, etc. etc. Not unexpected, of course, but this gives it a sense of finality.
At the same time, I've been submitted to yet another company -- this time for a permanent position, which is what I'd like -- and am also in the process of figuring out whether I'm going to take a one-day class (it depends whether I already know what they're going to teach) in about a week.
So it's a lot of transitional stuff. Good stuff, I suppose. For the past two job searches, I didn't get an actual offer until I had taken some class and now I'm going to (probably) take a class so hopefully I'll be able to tease out an offer a lot more quickly.
A good offer, that is, not like the one I got which felt like they wanted me to work 24/7. In the meantime, I'm still feeling okay about things and all, but tomorrow will be bittersweet. I didn't love that job and it never felt secure but it was decent and I've had far worse, plus I am getting concerned about the economy even though I know it'll probably be fine and I'll be settled soon enough.
It's the unsettled part that gets old rather quickly.
Friday, May 02, 2008
My folks are here. I'll be back on Monday. In the meantime, enjoy the Cranberries and think of your own family. :)
Thursday, May 01, 2008
In a fit of nasty karma, I lost the post I just made. Never mind.
The main thing is that yes, dear reader, I have been laid off.
Now, I figure I'll be fine. Even though I'm personally concerned about my situation (like anyone else would be or should be), the Mass. economy is chugging along just fine. See: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachus
But it still stinks.
In any event, I'll be looking more, and trying to leverage the 10 or so opportunities I've currently got open. These include the dream job which I'm still waiting to hear about. I'll call them on Monday if I haven't heard from them by then.
Time to get more active again -- the 10 prospects (seven of which I've been submitted to) are nearly all due to recruiters finding me and not the other way around. Next week, after my folks leave, I will crank it up to 11.
Meanwhile, enjoy Bob Dylan.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
We're going out tonight.
No, there won't be any pie-throwing, at least, I'm not planning on any. We're just going out to dinner with friends, people I used to work with. It'll be Indian, which is great and easy. I'll have Tandoori Chicken and a salad, and it'll all come with rice. I won't have any of the bread or any appetizers if they're ordered.
And, it'll be fun. I haven't seen these folks in a while and none of them have seen me since I started dropping poundage.
And, I need it.
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