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Fri, 24 Oct 2003

Diploma

What's this? A large envelope? Containing... MY DIPLOMA!

It finally came. I am now officially done with all aspects of my BS. Hmm... Except my student loans, unfortunately.

Money

Speaking of the poorhouse, I received my final unemployment benefit check yesterday.

New Prospects

So, I hung out my shingle on Wednesday. I had an ad in the Pennysaver announcing my availability as a computer consultant-for-hire. Feel free to call me at 530-677-5173 to schedule an on-site consultation today!

Job Hunt

Not that I'm counting on receiving your call immediately; I spoke with George Johnson regarding a Walt Disney Corp. job in West Hollywood. He has heard back from them that the rate was too high; but he has addressed that (presumably by reducing his cut) and expects to hear again within a week whether I'll be interviewed.

This week I also spoke with Anne O'Riordan of COL Search regarding a position with Yahoo! She indicated that they've not responded yet to her proposal, but should soon. As we were talking, she also indicated that another position had opened up at Ensenda, a logistics systems company headquartered in San Francisco. It is a contract-to-hire opening for a Perl/Apache/Linux/MySQL/Sybase web-oriented programmer. She asked if I was interested; of course, I said yes. She's going to submit me for that, too.

Then, an email popped in from Al Karaptian of eQuestSolutions about a pair of openings in Alhambra, California for a Perl/Apache/Linux/Solaris/SQL geek. Good news!

Finally, I received a call-out-of-the-blue from Maureen Glick of Hall Kinion regarding an opportunity with Wells Fargo. I'll be pursuing that, as well.

Despite these leads, I'm afraid I've become rather cynical about my chances of landing a high-paying computer-related job in the near future. As a result, I've submitted myself to work as a data-entry operator at Blue Shield in El Dorado Hills through Nelson Staffing. I'm scheduled to go in for skills testing next week.

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