Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.



Filed under: E-Mail Entry — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Sheep which is in the early afternoon or 2:06 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Crescent

No, I’m not training to be a moyle!

Hey, if you didn’t get that joke, I am NOT going to explain it to you. Actually, I’ve been thinking a lot about the content of this blog lately. Originally, I had intended it to be an unflinching look at what it’s like to be a Network Engineer in today’s marketplace. But, there have been so many news stories about people being fired for the contents of their blog that I’ve tried to be careful what I say about who. Well, I haven’t been all that careful about ThatDamnBoatPlace, but that’s mainly because the fired me in favor of someone I felt was severly underqualified. And, since they had to bring in numerous contractors to do what I could have, but she couldn’t, I guess my opinion is close to Reality. After all, good Network Engineers don’t just magically appear, even in Houston.
But, I digress. I don’t know that things I said about how foolishly money was being spent, or “saved”, at ThatDamnBoatPlace had any bearing on their decision to “let me go”, but it might have. Shoot, I don’t know that anyone is actually reading this thing, but I pretend that people are when I write the entries. I know, actually, that a former co-worker from ThatDamnBoatPlace read it at least once, because he commented on how he couldn’t wait to see what I was going to say now that they’d kicked me out. Of course, that was more than a year ago, so I don’t know if he’s read it since then. I sort of hope that he has, though, so he can pass the info along that I think they’re stinky, poo-poo heads.
Reguardless of whether anyone is reading it, or read it, or not, I’m playing it pretty safe. Why should I screw up the job I’ve got? It was damn hard to come by in this economy and I’d be in big trouble if I lost it. Shoot, I’m having a hard enough time making our finances work even with the job! Of course, now that the market is starting to even out, and all the greedy people have finally bailed out of the IT industry, things ought to get easier for someone with my experience to find jobs. Only time will tell, but I hope that the IT job market will imrove again. God, I hope it will. In the meantime, I’m going to do my best to beef up my resume so that I’m the Senior Network Engineer that everyone in Houston wants to hire!

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