Life in tech...
Saturday, May 1, 2004

Well, folks. It finally happened. As of May 1, 2004, my job is now being done by someone in India. I am torn as to how I feel about this. On one hand, no more nights, so I am happy about that. But on the other, it was a job. Not a bad job, but a job. Now that I am without, I dont know whether to be happy or upset. Thanks to whatever god there might be that my Wife-to-Be is very supportive.

I think its time to find a job at the county or city level. At least those jobs dont go overseas. As I was filling out unemployment insurance stuff online today, I realized that my past 3 jobs have been taken away and moved to India or Canada. And the one job that was moved to Canada was shortly thereafter moved to India, so I count it as still going to India.

My life in tech is slowly beginning to have me worried about life in these United States. Since Clinton signed NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) life for the American worker has been stressed. Who ever thought that the Little Gnome with the big ears could be right. Then again, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Also, in the Not-Quite-Great-But-Still-Better-Than-MostState of Idaho, we have what is called a Right to Work state. Very against unions. There are no union shops here. Oh, there are Unions, but they are very weak. While normally that can be a good thing, it also keeps out companies like Boeing and NASA and any contractors associated with those companies.

So, there we have it. I am offically unemployed. Well, I guess it will allow me to spend more time here... like my night job didnt?!?

So if any Browncoat knows of a techie job in the Boise, Idaho area...

It was fun while it lasted...



Monday, May 3, 2004 7:36 AM


"Oh, there are Unions, but they are very weak. While normally that can be a good thing"

When did not having Unions become a "good thing"?

Sunday, May 2, 2004 6:56 PM


Monty Python is ALWAYS relivant!

Sunday, May 2, 2004 4:07 PM


Always look on the bright side of life.

Life is quite abusurd,
and thats the final word,
but you must remember to laugh and cry and sing.

Forget about you're sins!
Face the curtain with a grin!
Remember it's your last laugh anyhow!


Always look on the bright side of death!
Just before you draw your terminal breath!

-Monty Python's Life of Brain (i think)

That seemed relivant, but I'm not sure why...

Sunday, May 2, 2004 6:39 AM


DeckRoid, you have my sincere good wishes for your future. Do keep up the good attitude. It's easy for me to say, but try not to harp on the past; change can be good.

Maybe you can find something to take advantage of your wide knowledge of the Internet?


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