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Offline MH

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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2017, 01:40:36 pm »
First headhunter today was very approachable, knowledgeable, well-connected but young.

He's pushing for a $10/hr raise for me at another bank.

Let's see where this goes.  He's #1 on my list at present.

Also - his background is a PhD thesis in Shakespearean studies, go ARTS ! :D
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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2017, 04:11:25 pm »
When I was in college I thought I might want to be an "IT professional". Then in a class which I believe was called Systems Analyses, my teacher said something to the effect that you'd have to keep taking courses and upgrading your skills on a continuing basis, every year, and also, don't expect any job security. You'll be moving around a lot. I didn't think much of either of those things. I switched my major to Business Administration - Management, from Business Administration - Information Technology. I like to settle down, to settle in, and I like the security of knowing I won't be scrambling after rent/mortgage money any time soon. The gypsy life is not for me.

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« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2017, 09:45:00 am »
Ok.  Ontario Burningman is in the books.

Next, a few weeks on the east coast of the USA.  Wish me luck at the border !

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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2017, 01:16:33 pm »
Ok.  Ontario Burningman is in the books.

Next, a few weeks on the east coast of the USA.  Wish me luck at the border !
We just got back from Boston. It was a great time. I recommend staying at The Lenox if you're there.

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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2017, 11:14:55 pm »
Michael's experience with unemployment sounds like a non-stop party.

My experiences with unemployment have generally consisted of non-stop stress over money mixed with periodic bouts of thinking about turning to a life of crime.

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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2017, 03:35:59 pm »
Michael's experience with unemployment sounds like a non-stop party.

My experiences with unemployment have generally consisted of non-stop stress over money mixed with periodic bouts of thinking about turning to a life of crime.

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Your experience sounds much like mine. 
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Re: Unemployment Culture
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2017, 07:16:10 pm »
The first time I was unemployed it lasted 19 months and almost ruined me. I am doing better this time.

In York Beach, Maine... Big house... 6 nephews, parents...Sea view.

Life is always better than the alternative.