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And the hits just keep on coming... [Jun. 30th, 2002|02:22 pm]
Kurt Onstad
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Just talked to my supervisor. He let me know that I'm being moved to e-mail as of tomorrow, instead of chat. "But, wait," some of you are saying, "Isn't e-mail one of the projects that you said is coming to an end?" Why yes, yes it is. Current plans are for it to come to a close as of early September. Because I'm on a warning for tardies, they decided to move me over to that project, and move agents that weren't on warnings in to replace us "undesirables." Well, that gives me some warning, at least. Time to crank up the job hunt even one more notch...I've had no luck finding any jobs that I'm both qualified for and that I'm interested in. May be just about time to take that second qualifier out of the equation.

Kurt
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[User Picture]From: euphoricone
2002-06-30 07:14 pm (UTC)
wow... thats a really rough cut. guess there is no hope for negotiations? im sorry to hear that and i hope you job hunt starts going a little better for you.
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2002-06-30 07:17 pm (UTC)

Thanks.

Nope. No hope of negotiations...This company doesn't know the phrase "exception to the rule." Thanks for the well wishes. It helps...

Kurt
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[User Picture]From: technomonkey
2002-06-30 10:55 pm (UTC)

SUCK.

Sorry to hear it. If there's anything I can do....


BUT.......you do seem to do some of your best work with a definite deadline on it's way (you got that apartment pretty quick -- yeah, it was a lucky break, but sometimes that's what it takes), and maybe this'll just light the fire under you to get the job found.



And as was pointed out to me, don't look for a job you'll enjoy. Look for a company you'll enjoy working for. Once your foot's in the door at that company, the job you'll be good at and enjoy will find you if your manager is a good one. It may take time, but that's what patience is for, right?
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[User Picture]From: self
2002-07-01 04:01 am (UTC)

what he said.

The good news is you'll have a legitimate "reason for leaving" to put on job applications. The project was cancelled, your whole department laid off. That's about the only thing which doesn't reflect badly on a potential employee, I think.

And, not that this is terribly useful or anything, but a few of the companies you're interested in are likely to be represented at comic-con next month. So, don't forget to bring up-to-date copies of your resume, business cards, etc...
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2002-07-01 04:50 pm (UTC)

Thanks.

Thanks, all of you, for the words of encouragement, sympathy, and advice...I've taken all of it to heart.

Kurt
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