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By Phil the Canuck (Tue Apr 07, 2009 at 01:45:13 PM EST) (all tags)
Still spinning in circles.

I was in a horrible mood yesterday.  So bad that I almost typed up a self-indulgent wankfest and submitted it.  It all started when The Boss sent me a drive-by email at 8AM reminding me that I hadn't delivered on the impossible promise he made to someone, and also hadn't  delivered on the new phone system feature which he never (and still hasn't) bought because he insisted (over my objections) that we didn't need it.

Fuck you, you drooly motherfucker.

It was a drive-by email because The Boss' office is closed for Easter break and he likely just tossed out a few worthless nuggets before he went back to bed.  He is back to pointing out, as a way of not taking responsibility for anything, that he doesn't technically work for this company.  He dropped a turd in my inbox and then went AWOL for the rest of the day. 

On the plus side I have found a work-around that, in a very limited literal sense, satisfies the new-feature-we-don't-have project.  It won't do what people want it to do, and won't solve the problem that needs to be solved, but it will be done to the letter of the request.

I did manage to get cheered up a little when I got home.  There was a message from an HR person regarding a job that I'd really like.  I have a phone interview with their IT director person Thursday afternoon.  Fantastic news, but frightening at the same time.  I've only managed a couple of really good interviews in my life, and more often I'm not very good at all.  Good news that it's with an IT person (please TISG let him be an actual IT person, not a fucking social worker or some such bullshit).  I tend to do well on interviews with industry people and badly on interviews with HR drones.  I suppose that's because the IT person wants to know about my experience with Cisco products, and the HR drone wants to know about my experience with studying up for stock interview questions.  My greatest weakness, after all, is a burning desire to smack around smug HR drones.

So I'm dedicating myself to getting my job interview chops back.  Trying to get in the groove.  It's still a longshot but it helps with the inferiority complex I was growing, what with not having even received a call back.  I have a growing sense that this is a very, very good time to get out of here.  Good for reasons I've already mentioned, and a few that I can never mention.  Good because something is going to get fucked up to the point I can't make it work, and The Boss is a master CYA ninja.  He might go through three of me (and a couple of Webbies) before he's held accountable for something.

Fingers crossed.

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Well by Gedvondur (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Apr 07, 2009 at 01:49:37 PM EST
Good luck.  Just remember, no caffeine before the interview and you gotta be like the Fonz.  Cool.


"...I almost puked like a pregnant StackyMcRacky." --MillMan
I hadn't thought of that before by Phage (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Apr 08, 2009 at 03:33:33 AM EST
But it's damn good advice. I'll be keeping that one.

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Good luck by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Apr 07, 2009 at 01:59:44 PM EST

Just be yourself... by littlestar (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Apr 08, 2009 at 10:43:58 AM EST
or, if that's not good enough, be somebody better!

Also, I may be starting a killer for hire business, as currently I stop myself from smiting CBB's annoying you know... for the right amount of money...

Good luck!


I'll try someone better by Phil the Canuck (4.00 / 1) #5 Wed Apr 08, 2009 at 11:31:46 AM EST
Let's face it, we all, er, enhance our resumes to some degree.  AS/400 experience?  Absolutely.  Running the same command once a day for two months, ten years ago. 

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