Diary of a Network Geek

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


Dodged a bullet…

Filed under: Career Archive,Geek Work,News and Current Events,Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning or 7:24 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is a Third Quarter Moon

I think…

Way back when I started this blog, before I even started using MovableType, I was out of work and looking for a job. One of my first interviews, which I don’t think I even mentioned on this site, was with Kaiser Aluminum. I remember crossing a picket-line to get to the interview, which was bad enough, and then finding nothing but envrionmental protest stories when I did a search on the web for more information. Well, they decided that I didn’t have enough Windows experience at the time and decided to take a pass on me. Honestly, at the time, I was a little relieved that I wouldn’t have to decide if was okay working with a company that had as much union trouble as they seemed to have at the time. It turns out, they may have been in worse shape than even I suspected!
I heard on the news yesterday that Kaiser Aluminum had filed Chapter 11 and was possibly going to stick it to their employees by reducing retirement benefits. Yikes! Talk about trouble waiting to happen! Anyway, it was a nice reminder that sometimes things really do work out for the best.

Powered by WordPress
Any links to sites selling any reviewed item, including but not limited to Amazon, may be affiliate links which will pay me some tiny bit of money if used to purchase the item, but this site does no paid reviews and all opinions are my own.