larryhammer: pen-and-ink drawing of an annoyed woman dressed as a Heian-era male courtier saying "......" (dot dot dot)
[personal profile] larryhammer
In the personal news department, I came back from vacation (a working one: helping my parents move) to learn my employer is shuttering this satellite office and my position is one of those being cut along the way. Which means job hunting time again. The gig's up at the end of next month, so it's not a desperation search yet, but still.

(Any tips as to tech writing jobs, preferably in Arizona or working remote, are appreciated. I also freelance as a copyeditor, proofreader, and ebook formatter, and referrals to potential gigs greatly appreciated. But mostly I'm posting this in a bid for sympathy.)

FWIW, travel with a four-year-old is so much easier than even three. I can now comprehend the trip around the world my family took when I was that age. Also: TBD still adores Grandpa.

---L.

Subject quote from "Goodbye (She Quietly Says)," Bob Gaudio & Jake Holmes.

Date: 9 June 2017 10:49 pm (UTC)
asakiyume: created by the ninja girl (Default)
From: [personal profile] asakiyume
Very sorry to hear it, and if something comes along, I'll let you know. Sometimes I'm too busy to take on a job--if that happens, I can refer people to you.

Date: 9 June 2017 11:26 pm (UTC)
gwynnega: (Default)
From: [personal profile] gwynnega
I'm sorry to hear it!

Date: 10 June 2017 01:40 am (UTC)
sartorias: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sartorias
Argh! I hope that the cushion of time will enable you to find something where you will be valued as you deserve.

Date: 10 June 2017 02:27 am (UTC)
genarti: ([avatar] thinkyface)
From: [personal profile] genarti
No tips, alas, though I'll keep an ear open, but definitely sympathy! Ugh, that sucks, and I hope the job hunting goes well and is (happily) over swiftly.

Glad the trip went well, at any rate!

Date: 10 June 2017 02:47 am (UTC)
umadoshi: (Yotsuba&! teddy bear (ohsnap_icons))
From: [personal profile] umadoshi
:( That's really rough. I hope something awesome turns up in the job hunt!

Date: 10 June 2017 04:20 am (UTC)
sovay: (Sovay: David Owen)
From: [personal profile] sovay
my employer is shuttering this satellite office and my position is one of those being cut along the way. Which means job hunting time again.

Feh!

I have no job suggestions off the top of my head at present, but I can offer electronic hugs.

Date: 10 June 2017 06:49 am (UTC)
thistleingrey: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
Ah, sorry to hear of the office closure and consequent cuts. Will pass along anything remote+writing if I hear of any. (I went into QE instead of returning to writing because there isn't much writing left around here, though.)

Date: 10 June 2017 05:06 pm (UTC)
thistleingrey: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
"Not out of line" as in something you'd consider?
I thought about program management, too (not the same as product management), and concluded that (in my case particularly) I'd need more domain knowledge/refresher before it'd make sense. It's probably best done locally, anyway.

One of the unhealthy things about technical jobs of any kind in my nearest metro is that I rarely hear about jobs that aren't in the SF/SiliValley/NY/Austin/Boston+Camb/Seattle cluster. Artificial tier, more like. It's as though They don't want people to remember that it's often much nicer to live in other places.

Date: 11 June 2017 02:45 am (UTC)
thistleingrey: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thistleingrey
Understood.

Date: 10 June 2017 02:21 pm (UTC)
shewhomust: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shewhomust
But mostly I'm posting this in a bid for sympathy...

Sympathy. Good hunting!

Date: 10 June 2017 05:46 pm (UTC)
jjhunter: Serene person of color with shaved head against abstract background half blue half brown (scientific sage)
From: [personal profile] jjhunter
Very sorry to hear that, and I'll keep my ears tuned for any suitable openings where working remote is an option.

Date: 10 June 2017 10:23 pm (UTC)
galeni: (Default)
From: [personal profile] galeni
Well, damn. Will keep an ear out. Have been seeing things on my Twitter feed but none in Arizona. Want me to forward them anyway?

-Caryn

Date: 11 June 2017 04:04 am (UTC)
galeni: (Default)
From: [personal profile] galeni
Are you on Twitter? Or email me your contact info at water at sfu dot ca. (Yes, it's one of my accounts.)

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