From: Mike Linksvayer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jan 16 2002 - 05:07:20 MST
On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 01:54:47AM -0800, Samantha Atkins wrote:
> Mike Lorrey wrote:
> >And, no, I don't have a lot better things to do. The job situation
> >around here still stinks, nobody is hiring at the moment.
> <ouch> Sorry about that. I have a few friends still out looking
> and others not looking any more even here in Silly Con Valley.
> Several (especially consultants) have left the area for
> hopefully greener pastures elsewhere. My sympathies.
2003. The e-conomy is back on the right side of a U, a V, or a W,
but nobody's claiming it's a / again yet.
Interviewer: Welcome to PostDotCom.Inc! After layoffs, hibernation,
re-startup on credit cards, personal bankruptcy, and finally new
money with an 8x liquidation preference that completely destroyed
the already infinitesmal value of existing options, we're hiring
again, and it feels good. So, what've you been up to for the past
Interviewee 1: Took a vertical round-the-world trip. Hiking in
Patagonia was the best. Now I'm totally rev'd to get back to work!
Interviewee 2: Used my savings to buy every .NET-in-21-days book
published and Bill Gates motivational tapes. [incomprehensible
Interviewee 3: Kept my skills sharp contributing to an open source
project, see http://foo.sourceforge.net, got infected by the extreme
Inteviewee 4: Can you believe how badly Hushmail's customer service
sucks? What, you don't know about that? Aarghh, my efforts to
warn the public have failed, what a waste of a year!
disclaimer: I'd like to go hiking in Patagonia, I think .NET and
XP have their merits, I tried Hushmail, but not probably not since
2.0, and I do sympathize, knowing lots of unemployed technical
people low on hope for employment in the short term.
-- Mike Linksvayer http://gondwanaland.com/ml/
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