Jun. 5th, 2008 11:02 pm
lynxreign: (Tiger)
I got the job, I start Monday. Thanks for the encouragement.
lynxreign: (Iberian Lynx)
I have an interview today at 2:30. If it goes well, I start work on Monday. One of the things I'll then have to do Monday is call all the other agencies and tell them I got a new job.
Wish me luck.
lynxreign: (Tiger)
Here I am at my last day on this job. The economy isn't great, but I have some leads on new jobs. I'm hoping my time between jobs isn't more than a month. We'll see. I'll probably apply for unemployment on Tuesday, or at least find out how long I have to be out of work before I can apply.

Seven more hours here and I'll be able to put this whole unpleasant experience behind me. I'm looking forward to having a little time off. I'm going to use the time to work on some programming: teaching myself new languages, working on my own projects, doing some for other people and boning up on OOP. I'm also going to continue going through my crap. I've another box or two of things I think I can get rid of and some shelving I can either give away or sell. I've already put my pinball machine on Craig's List and that's where the dvd/cd shelves would go too.

Unless someone reading this wants them? Anyone want dvd/cd shelves from Ikea?
lynxreign: (Tiger)
I got a call from my agency last night at 9:15. That's not usually good news, but she sounded fine, so I called her back and left a message. This morning, she called again as we were waiting for the train. This job ends next Friday.

My agent really could have started the call with "I have some good news and some bad news. Your job ends next Friday" and left it at that. I'm happier about work today than I've been in months. Funny, no? Now I redouble my efforts at finding a new job. Now I don't have to be sneaky about calling agencies at work. Now I don't have to explain why I'm looking for a job to the agencies I call. Plus all the stress I've felt here ends. Will I have "finding a job stress"? Yes, but I had that already. I'll have a little money stress, but I'm going to look into applying for unemployment and that should help a lot.

Them giving me a week and 2 days notice instead of the traditional 2 weeks is a good example of how poorly managed this place is and I won't be sorry to see the last of it.

Wish me luck finding something new!
lynxreign: (Spock)
I need to study. Unfortunately, the last few jobs I've had have not provided me with the experience that will make getting another job easier. Through my career, the market has cycled between desktop (vb) apps and web (asp) apps. I haven't had an asp job in awhile and I need experience in that right now. I need to go learn ASP.Net and will be buying a book for that purpose this weekend. I have an ASP.Net book, but I believe it is ASP.Net 1.1 and I should be studying 2.0 or even 3.0.
I have to dedicate the next few weeks to studying that and to reading my VB.Net 2005 book. Also to studying XLM. Fortunately, I have agencies that believe in my abilities enough that they're willing to place me with just "book learning" and my experience with older technologies. The problem is that I have to get that "book learning" first.
Wish me luck!


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