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2013.04.01: I think I need a break.

Monday, April 01, 2013

A bit of a SP break, that is.

Every day I collect the points, but the point of doing so is lost. It's become a game without goals ... it's just something I do ... minimum of 100 points a day, that's the task. It's a lot of links to click on, a lot of polls and trivia questions and quizzes to answer. And so on.

It was eating up a lot of my time.

More than half a year ago, though, it got me back to blogging, something I've been doing in one form or another, at once site or another, since 1998. And I'll keep doing so, just probably not here, not during the month of April.

A calendar has been taped to the office wall. Weekdays but not weekends ... there are goals listed to be checked off once completed. Concrete, measurable, staring back at me.

Now ... if anyone has any decent job leads in the Boise, Portland, or Seattle area, we're all ears.
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SPKRAUSE 4/12/2013 12:46PM

    @ -CORAL- ... thanks for the heads-up. The Portland area is one we'd definitely consider (some friends/relatives in the area). Not sure our resumes would fit; we're both MAs in the humanities (with a decade+ of university teaching experience for me, and journal editing) ... in other words, we have 'marketability problems'. My other skills are in math & computers, but I'm getting too old for those fields.

I want to finish my academic works and get back on the academic market, using the next year as a working-doing-anything sort of thing to make/save some money.

@ DRAGONCHILDE ... I'll probably be back a bit, off and on. Still tracking my food. Still maintaining. But I found myself spending too much time 'collecting points' rather than being productive offline. *sigh*

@ MIDROAD ... thanks. Yeah, I miss the brain-spewage in a way. It was my daily metaphorical and mental detox in a sense.

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-CORAL- 4/5/2013 10:10AM

    I am not sure what your career choice or resume is like but I work for Legacy Health (think Emanuel and Good Samaritan Hospital, Salmon Creek Hospital in vancouver, etc.) has just signed a contract with Kaiser and needs an additional 135 people at Salmon Creek Hospital in various job positions. They aren't open to the general public yet because first they are offering them to internal candidates from the Portland hospitals who probably live in vancouver and would rather work there. That means that in a month or so, there will be an extra 135 job openings for Legacy all over the portland and vancouver area... just a heads up in case that is something that interests you :)

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DRAGONCHILDE 4/4/2013 5:09PM

    NO fair. I just found you, and now you're going away?

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MIDROAD 4/2/2013 11:08AM

    We will miss your rants and raves, but understand you gotta do what's best for you!

Ciao

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SPKRAUSE 4/1/2013 1:23PM

    I'll log in every day for logging my food. Got to remain responsible that way.

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DARJR50 4/1/2013 1:01PM

  Take a break if needed but hurry back.

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