I got some good news this morning on the job front. A position I would really like to have has come available… it’s a position where I know I’d be a good fit both personality-wise and skills-wise. There’s no guarantee that I’ll get it but I think I have a very, very good chance.
Sunday marks 4 months since I was laid off from VP. People have commented that I have stayed unemployed an unusually long time. There are two main reasons for that:
1) I believe in waiting for the right job to come along, not taking the first position I see. I believe that I deserve a great place to work and will settle for nothing less.
2) I haven’t been actively looking. I’ve been using the past few months to do some freelancing work (which has kept me afloat) and to build affiliate-marketing websites that will produce a good side income for me in the long term. Since being off I’ve built over 80 websites – almost one per day if you don’t count weekends and holidays. Anyone who thinks I’ve been doing nothing but going to the bar since October doesn’t understand what I’ve been up to. Except for a few days I’ve been up and in front of the laptop getting stuff done by 8:30 AM every day, and I’ve rarely knocked off before 4:30 or 5 (although I’ve taken my work to the Saucer with me on quite a few occasions).
Anyway, keep your fingers crossed for me. I can’t say more about this position right now, because doing so would give other IT people a lead on where to find a job and create possible competition.
However, I do have the name of an IT recruiter who did me a kindness above and beyond the call of duty this morning (related to a different position)… I’d be happy to refer qualified people to her if anyone is looking. E-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested and I’ll do introductions.
Hmmm… 66 going to 75 as I type this. I think it’s time to take the laptop to the Saucer’s window and do my work from there this afternoon. Today I have to re-learn how to author Windows help files, a topic I haven’t touched since 2003.