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.--
Do not look directly into laser with remaining good eye.
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.
You owe it to yourself to spend a few hours this weekend building a presentable resume.
Second thing: If you aren't getting a real salary, job hunting should take priority over work.---
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
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
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.--Has anybody seen my clue? I know I had it when I came in here.
I know your last project was incredibly gross, but it was technically accomplished. You can do great things.