Diary of a Network Geek

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

2/5/2016

Tools for Job Searchers

Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,Geek Work,Life, the Universe, and Everything,Red Herrings — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is terribly early in the morning or 6:36 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

Not exactly a set of “fun” links, really.

I still work in Oil and Gas, albeit in IT, which means there are a lot of layoffs.  And, there are more coming.  Even though I’m in IT, and they need use like they need electricity, I could go at any minute.  So, in solidarity for those who have already lost their job and those who might still, I’ reposting several links to resources for job seekers.

First, for those who are still employed,…
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Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."
   --Lana Turner

7/31/2015

Work Related Changes

Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,Geek Work,News and Current Events,Red Herrings — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is terribly early in the morning or 6:00 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is a Full Moon

So, last week, we finally had layoffs at my company.

No, I wasn’t one of them, and, in fact, we lost fewer people than some of our other offices.  Or, for that matter, many of the other people I know who are in the oil and gas industry.  And, while I don’t expect to lose my job any time soon, since I’m one of the few IT people here, there’s no telling what the future holds.
So, in short, I’m not quite…
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Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right."
   --Henry Ford

10/24/2002

Week One

Filed under: Geek Work — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Pig which is in the late evening or 10:08 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Gibbous

So far, so good. I’m almost at the end of the week and I like it just fine. My new boss is pretty cool and is so new as a supervisor that he hardly seems like a boss at all. He’s into anime, just like I am, too. So, it’s been pretty good so far.
And, today, both the guys I work with, my supervisor and the other guy at my level, made a point of telling me how well I was working out. My supervisor said that I’d done as much work this week as the last guy had done in six months. Of course, he was exaggerating, but still, it was nice to hear.

One interesting thing, though. It seems one person in my new company and general department worked with someone I worked with at ThatDamnBoatPlace. I won’t mention that person’s name, because I didn’t really like her very well when I was there. And, I think her complaints about me not doing her job for her are one of the reasons they used to let me go. So, it’ll be interesting to see how these two people, from old and new companies, effect my future, if at all. I bet that it won’t really come up at all again, but one never knows. After all, I never expected to run into a friend of someone I used to work with at ThatDamnBoatPlace.

In any case, it’s been a long week and I’m tired, so I’m going to bed now.
See you around the ‘net.


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