Am I screwed?

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Crap. by NoMoreNicksLeft (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 02:55:18 PM EST
I seem to remember that you could edit stories here... what gives? Senility, or did something change?

Without post-submission editing, you'll all have to suffer an even higher rate of really bad typos and spelling errors from me.

You have been warned.
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hi by discordia (2.00 / 0) #12 Sat Nov 10, 2007 at 07:14:52 PM EST
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Did you see this? by Wise Cracker (2.00 / 0) #13 Sun Nov 18, 2007 at 02:43:22 PM EST
Not sure if it's helpful, but lm's employer was looking for a VB+SQL guy.
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so you're looking for another job, right? by clover kicker (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 03:12:18 PM EST
So much easier to find work while you're still employed.

Even with a year's worth of real experience... by NoMoreNicksLeft (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 03:16:06 PM EST
On my resume, I don't even know where to start. I look weird, I'm a 33 year old man that has a decade's worth of 3-month-long service tech experience, and I have zero social grace.
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network by clover kicker (4.00 / 2) #4 Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 03:28:46 PM EST
Ask your former co-workers, buddies, anyone at all.

The best resume advice I've seen: http://www.usenix.org/publications/login/2000-7/features/resume.html

Hell, post your resume here (anonymized if you like) and you'll get a ton of help.

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following up to myself by clover kicker (4.00 / 1) #5 Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 03:32:49 PM EST
I 100% understand the desire to stay where you're comfortable, but you still need to look out for #1 - no-one else will!!!

You owe it to yourself to spend a few hours this weekend building a presentable resume.

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First thing by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #6 Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 04:41:48 PM EST
Once you date the hot chick, all the other hot chicks suddenly decide you are a potential. Sell yourself as such.

Second thing: If you aren't getting a real salary, job hunting should take priority over work.
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The hot chick thing didn't really work out for me. by NoMoreNicksLeft (2.00 / 0) #7 Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 05:53:29 PM EST

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I'm Trying to Feel Some Sympathy by creo (4.00 / 1) #8 Fri Nov 09, 2007 at 09:25:59 PM EST
but it's tough - maybe I'm just getting to be a hard arse in my old age.

Without meaning to sound like a smug arsehole, if you truly think like this then you are a loser.

You either commit to your course of action because you think it will work and give it 100%, or you bail out and go find other work. Interview out of the paper is bullshit anyway, every job I have got, other than my first, I got through my network of people I know - which is effectively how you got this job. So get out there, let it be known that you are around, and hit the boards. To take your chick analogy further, notice how it's not always the hot (or rich) guys that get the hot chick - confidence laddie ! They can spot a self confessed loser a mile away - same with employers.

I have worked for and as consultant to multiple startups. Most are likely to crash and burn, so you must always have a plan B.  My own view is never be the one to turn out the lights - if you know it's going down, then put out the feelers, and get out before they suck you dry. Even though these guys sound pretty reasonable (i.e. you have not just turned up for work on the monthly payday to a locked door), it's nothing personal, just business and it is your role to look out for number one, because believe me, they do, and you are not even on their "look after" list.

So toughen up sweetheart, and get to it.

"I shall do what I believe to be right and honourable" - Guderian

No need for sympathy. by NoMoreNicksLeft (2.00 / 0) #10 Sat Nov 10, 2007 at 07:49:42 AM EST
Don't be so hard on yourself.
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Look for a new damned job already. by ObviousTroll (4.00 / 1) #9 Sat Nov 10, 2007 at 05:16:17 AM EST
Even if things workout where you are, you need a fallback.

I've worked for 3 start ups. The first two went under. The last one bobbed several times before being bought by a larger company.

I've worked for several mid sized companies. I've been laid off from them. I worked for a mid-sized company that was eaten by a larger company because they were so cool. The larger company was then eaten by a multinational that had no idea what to do with our products. I sat around for 12 months with nothing to do, waiting to get laid off.

There is no such thing as job security. Hope for the best, but defend yourself.

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If you're good, then you can get something else by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #11 Sat Nov 10, 2007 at 09:11:33 AM EST
Enough to pay for a course of psychoanalysis, perhaps. And I'm not really kidding here. I think you could do with someone else to pick you up and sort you out.

I know your last project was incredibly gross, but it was technically accomplished. You can do great things.