Though I saw it all around
Never thought I could be affected
Thought that we'd be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Saturday Down

A day of successful cat waxing completed.

Applied to three new positions. Very disparate positions from Senior Management to production wonk. Saw one position I applied for (did the background search on it, found the decision makers names, etc) that was resposted, same exact description, only now it's an "entry level position." You know, entry level with a good work history, ethics, highly fluent in all the major software packages, and a track record of using humor in the work place.

I'm looking at going to a few job fairs. Anyone ever been to one? Any tips on what to wear, what to bring, how to network within the walls?

Had a meeting today. Having meetings on the weekends always throws me off my game.

And just because I've heard the whole "conservatives are better for business/economy" thing too many times, an Economist article on just how bad the 2000's were. Also very useful against those who like to say, "It's all Obama's fault" or "we just didn't deregulate enough" (the 40-60s were decades of intense regulation, and look, they're also the decades of greatest GNP growth). (grokked from Jay Lake)

Paul Krugman opines on the mental position of Sen. Bunning and Sen. Kyl. Yeah. Wish I could say he's so very wrong. (also grokked from Jay Lake)

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