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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan ... I'm trying to help here ... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know, but I'm long past the point of help. I've spent much of the past year being receptive to the idea of looking for a new career... I see no future for doing business online. Just too many shady characters looking to ruin it for everyone.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about that ... What do you want to do ???
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the million dollar question... I actually just ran into one of my old cubicle mates from my state job last week. Hadn't seen her in a full 4 years, and I ran into her at traffic court, of all places. Neutral She said my old job is opening back up next month at a higher salary... I don't think I could go back to that, though. I nearly died of boredom the first time around and my body just can't take a 9-5 desk job. Between neck spasms, quad cramping, and knee swelling from all the sitting, it was just brutal... Not a lot of quality jobs that don't involve a lot of time at a desk, though.

I've been doing a variety of odd jobs the past month, just helping out with various things here and there. Catering, school HVAC/controls commissioning, floor waxing, furniture moving, security system installing...

I tend to tire of any given job after 3-4 years, so I'm not sure it's even worth trying to figure out what specifically I'm interested in.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm ... I understand how you feel ... also kinda tough working for someone else when you haven't for a while ... Ability to schedule yourself, relative "freedom", and all that good stuff ... And you definitely are the entrepreneur type Are there any web development companies near you ??? Or how about teaching at a college or something Just throwing out some ideas
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know of much in the way of local web development, although I do know one of the key IT/web guys up at Nike...

A number of people have told me over the years I should teach web classes or something (a bunch of my teammates from Whitman went on to be teachers), but I just don't see that being in the cards for me. I think I'd dread pretty much everything about it.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the Nike thing seems right up your alley !!! That would be a cool gig ... Teachingi can be a fun thing too .... Especially if you were doing it at the collegiate level ... I would conswider it if I didn't have young kids ... But I do like the Nike thing !!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do have a couple offers tentatively on the table, but I'm undecided as of yet if either feels right. One is managing a new Taco Time, and the other is going into General Contracting with a ton of contracts lined up and waiting to be handed over. Part of me wants to get back to a job where when I'm done for the day, I'm done for the day. Both would have me on call 24/7 (much like now) and a funny combination of responsibility and flexibility.

I'll have to inquire about any good fits at Nike... Can't say I would care for that commute on a daily basis, though.

Teaching just isn't my thing. Classrooms make me sleepy... And I'm not much for group speaking.

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