Monthly Archives: June 2008

Job hunting?

Whom do I know that might be looking for a job right now? I occasionally have recruiters call me for… various reasons, and I’d love to be able to pass on information if appropriate.

Comments here are screened and I’ll keep them hidden and/or delete. Or you can email me at to let me know you’re looking. Networking, ho!

Rats are leaving the ship

Today my boss and two other people were fired. Jim and Heath are gone as of today, and Rich is leaving in a week or two.

I think that our VP Geoffrey is making a mistake, and I told him so, at least with regard to Jim. I told him that I think Jim is exactly what our department needs, and that he’s the reason I hadn’t left already. I flat out told him that my job search would be kicked into high gear because of this. He said that he appreciates my honesty and that he wishes I would give him a chance to make things better. I expressed that Jim *was* the last chance, for me. :(

I feel badly for Heath as well… it seems that they were sort of ambushed with something at the last minute and taken to task for some vendor not completing their end on time. Ah well.

I failed to express any remorse at Rich leaving. In my opinion Geoffrey got that one right, but it’s too little, too late for me to take any solace in it.

Interestingly, I also found out Friday that Kanda is leaving, and Friday was Monish’s last day as well. Assuming Heather and I are not here for long, that brings total attrition to something like 8? (Daniel, Monish, Kanda, Jim, Heath, Rich, Greg, Heather). 9 if you count David who left some few months ago. I would not be at all surprised if Josh, Kerry, and even Vitaliy leave soon. New Networking guy Wayne likely will not last long without Heath there. That means they will be left with Geoffrey, Carrie, Ray, Casey, Bryan, Markus, Edward, Beam, Larry, Hubert, Sherrett, Paul. I wish Sfly and Iops lots of luck, but I’m no longer willing to wait around and see if things get better.

On exploring the neighborhood and getting lost

Buffy, honorary jungle catThis is Buffy, who achieved honorary Jungle Cat status by making a break from his presumably comfy home to go out on safari, finally making his way to our door.

We could tell Buffy was someone’s baby because he was very friendly and approachable, so we took a couple pics and posted them at the nearest stoplight with the heading: “Found: Orange/cream long hair cat”

Buffy’s owner called, I told her that Buffy was still out on walkabout as far as we knew, but he had showed up two nights and would probably show up tonight too. Which he did, finally about 11:15. I called the owner again, this time getting no answer, so this time I lured him into the garage. He’s in the garage now with food, water, litter and a blanket, awaiting the owner to get the message and call me again.

What a friendly kitty! I’ll be happy to see him on his way home… he really doesn’t belong out here with the *real* jungle cats.

Happy ciannait day

Had dinner last night with ciannait and made some new friends.

Looks like most of these were there:
ciannait, gordona, lwood, ravan, wolfs_daugher, iceblink, kshandra, solkitten, gconnor, miche_connor, medancer, snowwy. I friended you (those who were not already on my flist).