Sigh.

Nov. 13th, 2008 11:05 am
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I *had* been extended through the end of the year, but they ran out of money for me in the budget, so yesterday I got the word that tomorrow will be my last day at IBM. Fortunately, I've saved up enough to carry me for about 4 months. I just hope it'll be enough. Considering that it took me 9 months to find work last time, I'm not too sanguine.

Date: 2008-11-13 05:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] ronebofh.livejournal.com
This time you'll have more recent experience to show. And, hey, you have 4 months of savings, so that's decent. The timing is pretty bad, though, `cause it's hard to get something during the holidays. Good luck!

Date: 2008-11-13 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fizzygeek.livejournal.com
Aw, that sucks....

Dunno whether this would be up your alley or not, but it looks like Amazon may be looking for someone with your skillset in Austin. Plus I found a bunch more links to stuff here. Hope it helps some.

Date: 2008-11-13 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eejitalmuppet.livejournal.com
Ouch. I hope the recent experience (and maybe a decent reference?) with IBM means you're better placed to find the next gig.

Date: 2008-11-13 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scothen-krau.livejournal.com
Well shit-winkle. Sorry.

Try looking in the medical devices and biotech spaces. We're still doing pretty well.

Date: 2008-11-13 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dianec42.livejournal.com
Video games also seem to be pretty recession-proof. No matter how bad reality gets, people are still willing to pay 15 bucks a month to get away from it.

Doesn't Blizzard have an office in Austin?

Good luck...

Date: 2008-11-13 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rattleback.livejournal.com
Crap. Sounds like a softer landing than some, but that still leaves a lot of room for it to suck.

Date: 2008-11-14 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xauenmurph.livejournal.com
ouch! good luck getting a new gig...

Date: 2008-11-14 04:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] n5red.livejournal.com
I no longer trust IBM and have great confidence that IBM Global Services will screw over anybody they can. Look at the disaster created by the State of Texas outsourcing their IT Operations to IBM. 19 months into the project they are at least 2 years behind and are begging the Legislature to give them more money.

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