October 8th – Off of my lazy ass!
Well, an update a last. And a lot has happened.
First, I am not longer at that shithole of an employer, Clearwire. I left in August and firmly feel it was the best move possible. I had a good offer from elsewhere and it was obvious Slackwire (or Cyrwire or Shitwire – depends on your attitude) was a sinking ship and the rats must scurry… ;) (I will attend the liquidation auction when it happens)
I am now working for, of all things, a non-profit organization. The hours are great (about half of the real hours I was working. Twice the days off, same pay, more to do that I like to do, some paid education, etc. I actually have time for studying. I had finished one round of my Cisco studying in the summer and am close to finishing the second round.
Many of my old co-workers are out of work after severe layoffs (occurring just a month after I left). If my employer were hiring, I’d throw them some lines (so I am checking on it for them).
Other than the change in work, things are going well. My plans to visit some friends overseas were put on hold as a result of some, well, unfortunate events in New York and DC. The opportunity will likely be available in the winter – when the rates are cheaper. Until then, they will have to rely on email to contact me but I can call them cheap (thanks, Net2Phone). For one friend I am hoping to take a laptop for Internet access. I will likely buy it from work (another perk, they sell of end-of-life computers for cheap).
Once they put in the fast link at work, I will consider putting a cam online at work and working on uploading the pics, real-time, to the web site. But that is a bit low on the priority list as I have 300+ pages to read, practice tests to take and a real exam to pass.
A bientot, salauds!!!