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"Murphy was an optimist!"

Another Application Off November 6, 2006 1:15 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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These are such hard choices. I need to be earning lots of money rapidly. I mean absurdly rapidly. So I am faced with choices: 1) waste my day way on the phone with the bureacrats trying to get more time to make good on my debts, 2) spend my day earning money, or 3) spend my day trying to find a job that pays a steady, predictable amount of money albeit less than I make in this unpredictable hell. Today I chose number 3 and have been on the phone with recruiters, sending emails, and filling out questionaires about my capabilities to try to get a job.

I have made some mistakes. I trusted too much. I gave too much and asked too little. I refused to let go off projects that should have been cut free. I would make any sacrifice right now to turn those mistakes around.

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1. James - November 6, 2006

Option 3 is better in the long run as it’ll help stablise things and you could always do web work in the evenings for extra cash.

2. djuggler - November 6, 2006

At this stage of the game. I really want to get back into a regular job. I have enjoyed my contracting. I had originally set 10 years as the plan. In those 10 years I would either make enough to retire or I would go back to the corporate umbrella. The 10 years is up. But I have waited 6 months too long to secure the job.

3. Ceffyl - November 6, 2006

Hey, give me a ring or send me a note. I’ll see if I can’t try to hook you up with some leads. Surely someone might have something that might be worthwhile for you.


4. newscoma - November 7, 2006

I’m going through something similar to this. I just wanted you to know I understand the feeling of powerlessness.
I have no idea what to do. I have a job, but I found out some things that have just broken my heart.
I’ll keep it until I find something new and that pays better.
It seems we are all sending each other hope these days. I’ll send you some as well.

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6. Latte Man - November 7, 2006

Have you posted up on Dice yet? I can’t imagine there isn’t a need for your skillset out there.

As for the holding on too long to things that should have been let go of. Yeah, been there done that myself. That is the problem when you have to wear ALL the hats.