I've changed my MSN nickname to Jobless Joe to celebrate being without work again for the first time since I began in 1997 as a help desk technician.
It’s official. My day job will be coming to an end on or around 30 June 2003. This company has been going downhill for a while now, so all in all, I’m not too shocked that my “position has been made redundant”.
I work for a bunch of ARSEHOLES! Today is the SECOND time since the beginning of March 2003 that I have been identified for retrenchment. This time though, it's not just my department they want to close. No, the holding company wants to pretty much get rid of everyone. Well fuck them, I say. If you want to offer me a job, I'm REALLY interested.
It’s utter madness, I tell you! I got some crazy notion the other day to buy a dot-com domain name, no more than four characters long, and I settled on the most unlikely combination: xqrx.com. Then I decided to port my personal site over to that domain. Then I decided to change the name fromContinue reading xqrx.com
What's really interesting is how the blog has taken off on the Internet. Someone called it the "new BBS", and in some ways I agree. Then again, in some ways I disagree, only because its community theme runs a bit dry when one considers that if you're in the right clique, you'll be able to promote your blog, vacuous as it may seem, as a top visited site.
I'm still in love. This one is going to be for keeps, but that's a story for another blog.
I’m in love! I’m in love! I’m in love!
My house was broken into yesterday, and aside from the inconvenience of suffering losses of a broken video machine and a broken hi-fi, I am pissed off with the reaction of people I tell. "You have to live with it, I guess", and "That's the way life is" are comments that annoy me, because something can be done about the crime in this country.
The company has now on its third CEO since the retrenchments. He seems all right, but has no sparkling personality, and he can't smile.
In the month since my last comments, my manager resigned, and 13 people company-wide were retrenched. That constitutes around 25% of our workforce, so it's a big hit.