Work no, vacation yes

posted by Jeff | Friday, November 14, 2008, 7:36 PM | comments: 2

OK, so I'm still a little bummed out about the Uni... I mean... major theme park job thing. I should have known better. I randomly wrote the CIO, who had HR call me, who started signing me up for interviews without even telling me what the position was for. Then they show me the posting, and it sounds like something completely outside of my skillset (anything with "AS/400" in the description is likely not something I'm qualified for). They assure me no, it's just a blanket description. Then I talk to an actual technologist, and they figure out what I suspected all along... it's not my thing.

But I had it all built up in my mind about how cool it might be, so now I have the sense of disappointment that goes with it. That's crappy.

On a more positive note, I got a call from ICOM yesterday asking if I could help them out on a consulting basis. Someone asked why I would want to do that, having been laid-off, but given that I know the systems and the people, why would I not? I was pretty excited about it, but with the timing of the vacation, I wasn't sure what I could do for them. Unfortunately, not much this time, but I'm hoping there's more available next month. It's nice to work with people who have a clue, and not through a f'ing staffing firm.

So with that all processed and blogited (blog-vomit), I'm ready for my vacation now.


Neuski, November 15, 2008, 1:00 AM #

blogited... love it.

Eric, November 15, 2008, 3:46 PM #

AS/400 - yuk. I am familiar with the whole iSeries platform and from my layman's perspective... yuk.

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