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cmilton (944)


I am Chris Milton, a Perl, XML, Oracle, Java application developer.

Journal of cmilton (944)

Tuesday January 29, 2002
11:36 PM

Unemployment sucks

[ #2519 ]

After nearly 3 weeks of frenzied contacts with
recruiters, a phone interview, and a repeatedly
rescheduled phone interview, all my job prospects
in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and upstate New York
have vanished down the drain. I am guessing that
the process will begin again next week.

I really feel stupid for leaving my Kansas City job
in June 2001 to move back to Colorado. I should have
known the layoffs would start happening in Colorado
right as I arrived, and that my interviews would
end up being cancelled. I should probably never have
taken the KC job in the first place.

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  • I know how you feel. My last paid work day was Sep 20, which included my mandatory 2 weeks pay, so I was technically unemployed longer.

    In all that time I've had 3 interviews. I would have gotten the first, but management restricted new hires. The second I didn't have experience in the right area. And the third was an academic position and I just couldn't live on the money it offered.

    Keep your chin up. Never stop reading and learning. And don't give up. If you have lots of time, find a project (personal

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