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Tuesday, 14 February 2006


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1934 - New job

I'm spending the weekend in Atlanta, courtesy of my new consulting firm. This one looks like it's good for the long term. I like their approach, especially their commitment to not act to their employees like a small company with regard to benefits. They don't expect me to hunt around for the cheapest hotel room I can find, they don't want me to spend extra time traveling to save a few bucks on airfare, and they're covering the real expenses I have, including the cellphone.

They've gone through three different products with me for what I'd be working with, so I'm not worried they won't keep the work coming. Yeah, it'll involve lots of travel, but I expected that - there just aren't any good-paying IT jobs in Fairmont, so it's either travel or move, and I'm not interested in moving.

I'm pretty sure I won't have any time left over to do anything for the company I've been working with the past few years...but that work was slowly but surely drying up, anyway. My debts are mounting, and I can't afford to wait for them to magically generate enough business to even make up half of the income I'd be getting from the new outfit. I'll be sorry to put the rest of the folks there in the position my departure will, but I've got no other choice.

current mood: [mood icon] pleased
current music: The Moody Blues - Lean On Me (Tonight)

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From:rendtheheavens
Date: - 0000

congrats dude

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hay man congrats:)...gonna be on jimmy k soon?

chris
http://www.JustShutYourMouthAlready.com/
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From:jmaynard
Date: - 0000

Re: congrats dude

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No, unfortunately...that one's done. When they revamped the show about this time last year, they got away from the kind of things I was doing.
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From:woelfisch
Date: - 0000
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Congratulations and good luck for your new job! I hope that you'll still have some time for maintaining hercules and costuming, jobs like these tend to suck up more time than you're aware off at first... But cutting down spare time projects and getting paid for something you love to do is better than a bunch of hobbies without money to fund them.
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From:jmaynard
Date: - 0000
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Yes, and that's the tradeoff I had to make. Hercules won't be a problem; costuming probably won't - I have to do something useful with that serger I bought, after all!

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