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just venting [Oct. 14th, 2004|04:52 pm]
Doug Ayen
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Sigh. I normally don't post stuff other than blacksmithing here, but I feel the need to vent.

I had applied for, and was told I should be receiveing an offer for, a job (Manager of Network Operations) over at Google. Instead, they decided they needed a director-level person.

And if that wasn't enough, my company was just bought by another, who's closing us down. My commute looks like it'll grow to 2 hours, and the new company is no more stable than this one, losing money and loaded with debt. They've made it abundantly clear that they're only accepting us as employees because of negotiations by our parent company.

Maybe I should go be a plumber.

--doug
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[User Picture]From: tcb
2004-10-14 09:02 pm (UTC)
fuck. sorry to hear both pieces of news.. :/
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[User Picture]From: kimberlogic
2004-10-14 09:04 pm (UTC)
Oh babe! That really, really sucks!

*big hugs*

I've been wondering how long it would take me to become a plumber ... I suspect you were kidding, but you'd certainly have a jump on it and they seem to have steady work.

sigh ...

*big hugs*
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[User Picture]From: cz_unit
2004-10-14 09:07 pm (UTC)
Crap-ola. I've been thinking of becoming an electrician or a lumberjack myself. Want to look into setting up a company?

CZ
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[User Picture]From: totient
2004-10-14 10:01 pm (UTC)
Zach Electricians and Lumberjacks -- we make swiss cheese out of all your wood!
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[User Picture]From: cz_unit
2004-10-15 01:17 pm (UTC)
*snort* Hm. I'll have to ask Crash about cutting logs with a plasma cutter as opposed to a chainsaw.

CZ
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[User Picture]From: blackanvil
2004-10-15 02:14 pm (UTC)
Tempting. The only thing holding me back is that plumbers have a licensing requirement that includes a mandatory apprenticeship of a year. I wonder if someone would take me on on a weekends and evenings basis?

--doug
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[User Picture]From: cz_unit
2004-10-15 02:56 pm (UTC)
*nod* Understood. In MD it's basically a 4 year apprenticeship to be an electrician. That's a long time with a very low income.

Rumble grumble.

CZ
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[User Picture]From: netpositive
2004-10-14 09:48 pm (UTC)

Plumber, electrician, something like that...

Yeah, wouldn't it be nice to work with Real Stuff for a change? :) Sorry to hear the bad news for you though. Wish you well as always.
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[User Picture]From: totient
2004-10-14 10:00 pm (UTC)
much as the blacksmithing stuff is cool, I'm always up for some venting -- keeping up means knowing the bad news as well as the good, and there's the chance that someone might be able to help, and anyway isn't that what everyone else on Livejournal is doing?
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[User Picture]From: perspicuity
2004-10-14 10:12 pm (UTC)
dude, that bites.

a plus side of sorts though, is that you don't have to move shop and crap across the country.

perhaps a trip to japan to apprentice?

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[User Picture]From: justinjs
2004-10-15 02:04 am (UTC)
Ugh. My sympathies.

I must admit that while I like certain things about working in software, I occasionally pine for my days working with granite.

There's job security in tombstones as in plumbing, and both seem like a somehow slightly purer way to earn a living.
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