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    Will YOU be ready when the zombies rise? x88x's Avatar
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    Default 4 months, 7 days.

    That's how long I've been unemployed. Longest time I've ever been unemployed since graduating high school in 05....and it f***ing SUCKS! Just barely scraping by with my meager savings and *ugh* unemployment benefits...not a fun time, let me tell you.


    But that's about to change. I finally got a job!

    Service Desk Administrator for the North American branch of a company that provides broadband service on public transportation (trains, etc). Pretty neat tech, actually; here's a good article about their stuff.
    http://www.dailywireless.org/2011/02...ak-nationwide/

    Not exactly the most exciting job, but the company sounds interesting and the people I've met so far have been pretty cool. Plus, I got all three things I was originally looking for:
    1) Get out of the defense sector. (F*** YEAH! Really excited about that one!)
    2) Make at least what I was making before I got laid off. (Offer was for ~7% more.)
    3) Not terribly far away. (~30 minute drive in good traffic.)

    Plus, as it happens, it's literally just 1/2 mile down the road from the local branch of Pheonix University, where I'm going to be finishing my Bachelor's degree once I have a little in savings again.

    Ok, that's all for now. I just wanted to celebrate for a while. Back to painting now..
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    Default Re: 4 months, 7 days.

    Congratulations!
    From what I've seen of your contributions to this forum I'm surprised companies fire you at all though

    Anyway, good luck with the work and studies.
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    Default Re: 4 months, 7 days.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamon View Post
    Congratulations!
    From what I've seen of your contributions to this forum I'm surprised companies fire you at all though

    Anyway, good luck with the work and studies.
    Thanks! Actually, I wasn't fired, I was laid off when the funding for the contract I was working on ran out.
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    Default Re: 4 months, 7 days.

    Congrats on the new job! Always exciting to start some new work!

    \m/ d(-_-)b \m/

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    Nice!

    I will tip a glass of cider to your new job!
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    Default Re: 4 months, 7 days.

    Congrats! That's fantastic news!

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    Default Re: 4 months, 7 days.

    Having spent the summer trying to find a job, I know a bit what this feels like. I started mine this week and was so excited I could barely sleep the night before! Hope this works out for you! Congrats!
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    Default Re: 4 months, 7 days.

    Glad you found something! I guess that one you mentioned last we talked didn't pan out?
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    Default Re: 4 months, 7 days.

    If it was the one I'm thinking about, no, it didn't. I actually applied for this one back in early June, but didn't hear anything from them until last week...then interview on Friday and offer today. ..thinking back over that conversation though, I do get the feeling that he expected me to counter the offer with a higher salary...damn...I'm really bad at that part...also, tbh, if he had offered me half what he did I would have taken it at this point..
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    Congrats on the new job! Sounds like a good one.
    I'll procrastinate tomorrow.

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