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Ghahaha!!!!!

Post by Ravion Hawk » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:07 am

I wanna scream!

Dealing with incompetence!

Want to bash my head into a wall!

Sadly, I've come across one regional manager and one other agency that now see the BS I'm putting up with.

As this quarter comes to a close, hopefully I'll get picked up somewhere. I had 3 interviews last week and one this past Monday. I REALLY want the job I interviewed for on Monday because the gentleman said he can train as long as I'm willing to learn. I want to expand my Linux experience, so I WANT this job.

Ok, sorry for the rant. I had to get it out.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:52 pm

Beeen there. got that tshirt.

this past week, I turned down an 18 month contract to Rota, Spain.

why?

because after all the subcontractors have taken their CUTS, there aint no meat on the bone for the poor sap who actually DOES the work.

Suggestion: check the local & regional banks for openings. Everything is digitized these days, and rare is the IT staff that doesn't have a few openings.
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Post by Ravion Hawk » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:03 am

Steve Ronin wrote:Suggestion: check the local & regional banks for openings. Everything is digitized these days, and rare is the IT staff that doesn't have a few openings.
Been down that alley.

I'm getting hit with the "lack of enterprise/corporate experience" as to why I'm not getting the offers.

I seem to always get second string, but never the offer. Hell, the entry level jobs here want 3-5 years of corporate experience to even be considered.
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Post by Dart Omega » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:15 am

don't worry you will find something, just have to keep looking.
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Post by Ravion Hawk » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:16 am

Dart Omega wrote:don't worry you will find something, just have to keep looking.
I know that, but it doesn't help with the strain on the wife and I.
Nor paying the rent.

Doesn't help that they are cutting my wife's hours back for the slow season.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:09 pm

:|

sometimes, you've got the worst luck.

:|

othertimes, you pull off stupendous feats that defy logic and luck.

:)

You're a professional and I know you know how to job hunt, so I'll just wish you more luck.

:D

As always...y'all know you're in my prayers.
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Post by Ravion Hawk » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:05 pm

I searched my email and found that I have put out 200+ applications and resumes since the end of December. Statistically I should have gotten a job by now.

This is just getting ridiculous.
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Post by Ravion Hawk » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:48 am

Note to everyone:

Kidney pain SUCKS!!! I'm talking the pain from your kidney swelling to 3-4x its normal size pain. It hurts worse than any other pain I have ever had to deal with.

Ended up in the ER Saturday morning from 0830 to 1330.

They gave me morphine to start with. I begged them not to give me narcotics because I'm looking for work and because morphine makes me feel like an Atlas is stepping on me. They looked at me funny because they are used to people coming in and complaining that they WANT morphine. Anyways, that didn't work so they gave me toradol which is non-narcotic and they described it as "super motrin" which ACTUALLY worked to get the pain to go away so they could do a CAT scan. Now I don't know fully why they gave me dilaudid, but I recall them saying it was to further help with pain and to get my blood pressure down. I don't blame them there, my blood pressure was beyond the stroke zone because of the pain.

I do know that I hate morphine and dilaudid because both make me feel like a 'mech is stepping on me and I'd like to avoid them altogether.

At least they understood when I asked for them to list the medications they gave me so that I have the list for possible drug tests.

Needless to say, I'm still alive and ready to continue to put up with whatever gets thrown at me.
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Post by Ravion Hawk » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:03 am

Well...

I start a new job Monday. Hopefully everything goes well for the duration of the contract.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:08 pm

Hurrah! for gainful employment. :thumleft:

BTW: the offer still stands.
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Post by Ravion Hawk » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:41 pm

Note to everyone...

When your car sits for months, check your coolant levels when you start driving in bumper to bumper traffic on a regular basis.

Almost made it home today and watched my heat gauge hit the red line in the blink of an eye. Thankfully my wife was able to make it to me with a jug of 50/50.

Didn't find any leaks and that was the only thing we could think of was how long Cliffjumper had sat since the last contract.

Super Wife saves the day today.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:33 pm

they often do. :thumleft:
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Post by Ravion Hawk » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:40 pm

Week 1 down.

I have at least 3 ways to go home if the traffic looks too bad.

I'm REALLY liking the atmosphere. Never mind the free coffee which actually tastes like GOOD coffee or that I'm in the network room next to the server room, but the atmosphere feels like a team.

I'm starting to remember things that I have forgotten over the years.
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Post by Dart Omega » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:37 pm

Been wondering how everything has been going since your last update?
I am also glad that you are doing better both health and job wise.
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Post by Ravion Hawk » Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:22 pm

Sorry for kinda dropping off.

I'm still there and I'm still enjoying it. My contract got extended which was great news.

We're slowly digging up and out. I know who I owe, but I've had to do repairs on both cars - thankfully in the realm of what I can still do - and with Tropical Storm Colin coming down on I us, I realized I need to get new tires for my wife's car.

Hell, I still have a 6mm kidney stone that I can finally go get taken care of properly now that we have benefits.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:34 pm

wait until it is 9mm, and then you can use it for reloading. :D :wink:
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Post by Ravion Hawk » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:21 pm

Steve Ronin wrote:wait until it is 9mm, and then you can use it for reloading. :D :wink:
Looks like we found Private Joker! :lol:
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Post by Ravion Hawk » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:21 pm

Well...

It won't make it to 9mm...

They blasted it with a laser last Saturday.
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Post by Ravion Hawk » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:43 pm

Well...My contract ended on the 15th of July.


So far, I'm starting a new contract next Monday.
Which some of you near any PGA clubhouses might want to PM me so I can volunteer to go to clubhouses where I can say hi.
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Post by Steve Ronin » Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:45 am

I haven't played golf for 20+ years.

it was a nasty habit I'm glad I broke early.

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Post by Ravion Hawk » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:53 pm

Steve Ronin wrote:I haven't played golf for 20+ years.

it was a nasty habit I'm glad I broke early.

:lol: :lol:
How close are you to say....

WV?
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Post by Steve Ronin » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:09 am

I'm a two hour+ drive to WV.
I'm on I-95.
I hear there are a lot of jobs in northern WV.
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Post by Ravion Hawk » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:53 pm

I was only asking because one of the clubhouses that could be on the upgrade/migration list is in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
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