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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/08/26 11:36:07 (permalink)
  thanks for update

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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/08/26 11:48:03 (permalink)
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  thanks for update


+1 ^^  Sounds like progress buddy!! 
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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/08/26 20:48:43 (permalink)
Got my watercooled box up and found our first casualty of the move in two 4TB hard drives.  Fortunately they were the backup copy drives of our media setup. Unfortunately, I don't have the ability to replace them at this point.  I'd LOVE to upgrade them, but the 8TB externals I've been ripping apart to fill the boxes are $150 a unit and we just can't swing it right now.
 
I'm fairly certain they were aging out and the heat they were stored in likely pushed them over the edge of that cliff for the last time.
 
All told, so far, tho, that's not a HORRID loss, just frustrating.
 
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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/08/29 12:14:48 (permalink)
I hate it when a drive takes a dump. At least you were able to deal with it somewhat easily. 
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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/08/29 12:32:08 (permalink)
Drives travel in my vehicle when I move, on a pillow inside of factory shipping container to reduce g-forces & temps
 
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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/08/30 14:13:32 (permalink)
I have a job offer on my plate. Hours after my first interview in the area. And the pay offer is freaking GOOD. I'm baffled, but we all go through a bit of that 'imposter syndrome' from time to time.
 
I'm sleeping on it and will be giving my answer tomorrow, roughly 18 hours from now.
 
On TOP of the bewilderment, my body decided it was also a great time to crash and be sick pretty much as soon as I got home from the interview, so it's been a wild trip all told. *laughs*
 
But, yeah, guys, it's looking much better from the Pimp-lair than it did a few hours ago!
 
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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/08/30 14:51:33 (permalink)
Congrats, offers are always nice to get --

Just have to think about your fit & future -- evaluate the competitiveness of the pay & benefits. 

If data supports asking for 3% to 5% more (most offers have wiggle room) - or- even offering to buy some vacation time back.

I would like 3 weeks vacation and would expect my salary to reflect one less week worked - type of thing - some Corp offices are not flexible on that
 
So your worn out & under the weather -- chicken soup - rest
 
hope you fell better soon

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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/08/30 15:01:37 (permalink)
Been following this thread too. Congrats on the job offer! I'm with coolgtx on the pay/vaca, hope you feel better soon
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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/08/30 15:56:23 (permalink)
Congrats on the Job offer!  Hope you fell better soon. 
 

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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/08/31 07:26:04 (permalink)
Great news, congrats.
Rest and recover..

 

 

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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/08/31 09:27:17 (permalink)
Pimpin' ain't easy....so I heard. LOL Feel better dude. 
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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/08/31 12:35:46 (permalink)
Congrats.

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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/08/31 18:10:46 (permalink)
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Pimpin' ain't easy....so I heard. LOL Feel better dude. 


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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/01 10:30:01 (permalink)
I also got a good laugh out of that. That is indeed great.

I've just ran my monthly cleanup routine (compressing the hourly stats down for storage) for August and realized that it's my first full month of stats, with some minor down time, that I've harvested in Florida. That feels both strange and great.
 
Updates on the job side - I accepted the offer as it was extended. First four months are contract with rollover to perm hire, so long as all parties agree that it's a good match.  This means that I'm not quite sure what the time off offer will end up being, but you better believe I'm going to be negotiating for a good amount when they make the full time offer. 
 
I've also been adding more recruiters/headhunters to my personal network, just in case. I believe firmly in stacking the deck in my favor.
 
So, I'm going to spend the week doing clean up work (finishing the unpacking as much as I can - Still need to get more shelving for books and toy displays) and prepping for the start of the new job.
 
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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/01 10:50:15 (permalink)
Very Nice
 
and as they say ---> easier to get a better job while your employed
 
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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/04 01:54:31 (permalink)
Take it from some one that just moved . Still figuring out where stuff is 6 months later . And mite have to move in 6 months to a year once more , Right now can not fold got 300 feet of X cord that I get power from .



 
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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/06 16:45:13 (permalink)
And all at once, all that mental forward momentum get's reset. 
 
Get a call this morning from the recruiter at Robert Half Technologies. Dude does NOT sound good in the voice message, so the dread sets in. I call back and leave a VM of my own because, of course, he's dealing with something.
 
He calls back. Yeah, it's a mixed bag - Bad is that the company I was placed with decided to breach trust and contract with RHT and myself and went with a former employee who saw the job listing online and contacted the owner directly.  Hey, I get it, the owner makes the call. She chose a known entity over the unknown.
 
And also burned a major bridge with one of the largest recruiting firms in the US.
 
By the end of the phone call, the recruiter was essentially sputtering every time the name of the company and their owner were mentioned. 
 
The good is that he and his cohort who had gotten me the job are pushing my resume out to as many of their coworkers who have contacts that fit my experience as they can. Everyone agrees that I got screwed and badly and they very much badly want to make this up to me and ensure I don't have a mad-on for RHT. 
 
However, that means I'm back on hold for employment while I go back to throwing my resume at anything that moves again.
 
I DO have a bit more in the way for networking than I did before, now, tho, thanks to the in between weeks of being able to slow down and actually TALK to some people instead of simply begging for work, and the first two I reached back out two moved my resume up on their piles in response.  I'm hungry for work and eager to get their names a good check mark as a result.  Win/Win there, assuming the hiring people agree.
 
So, yeah, mentally and emotionally burned and just . . . yeah. Tomorrow, I dig fully back into it again. Tonight, I curl up and listen to some tunes and nurse a bruised everything.
 
Keep on keeping on, folks. Pimpin', as it has been said, ain't easy, and I for sure am NOT going to lay down and take it without a fight.
 
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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/07 10:09:05 (permalink)
Hey Droug, I'm sorry to hear job fell through. Maybe this is a good thing, possibly not the right one for you. I do hope they make it up to you and soon!! Sounds like you have plenty of contacts to help you out, that's smart to do. More chances. Keep your head up my friend! 
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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/08 02:45:00 (permalink)
Stay positive and things will go your way..

 

 

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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/08 17:52:16 (permalink)
I myself am a "all things happen for a reason" believer, had a similar situation and behold, a better offer came. It is  a pia waiting out the uncertainty while bills continue to come in. Hang in there  

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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/13 08:21:39 (permalink)
**Mortal Kombat Announcer Voice** Round TWO! FIGHT!!
Another first contact interview under my belt and great feedback from the first interviewer. Their only concern before passing my resume on to the hiring manager was the travel distance, but he has a mental map that grossly overstates the distance compared to what it actually is. For some reason, he thinks it's double what it really is.  I lived in Maine. Middle of Nowhere's-ville. If you needed a GOOD job, you either moved or traveled.
 
So, I'm prepping for the potential of a 45 minute to hour drive each way, which isn't the WORST I've done for a good paying job.
 
Added bonus, if I get this one, I'll spend a week every quarter or so in Puerto Rico, and then a week or so a year in Atlanta, so there's that as well!
 
Cross your fingers, folks! The Pimp may be going over seas! (Briefly, and still remaining in US territories!)
 
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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/13 08:51:36 (permalink)
(You need to change your locale on your profile!)
 
Glad things are going well, drougnor!!! I'll be in Florida in January!
 

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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/13 09:54:03 (permalink)
GL
 
45 min to 1 hr commute too far ? - in some cities thats about 5 to 15 miles max commute due to traffic patterns

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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/13 11:30:41 (permalink)
Good Luck man!!    I hope this one works out for you! 

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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/13 12:09:37 (permalink)
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(You need to change your locale on your profile!)

 
Thanks! Got that done now.
 
transdogmifier
I'll be in Florida in January!

 
Awesome! If you're near St. Augustine, we'll have to grab a coffee or beer!
 
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45 min to 1 hr commute too far ? - in some cities thats about 5 to 15 miles max commute due to traffic patterns

 
I know, right? At my last job, we had small remote offices that were up to 3 or 4 hours away, depending on weather and traffic, that we could end up driving out to depending on what happened that day. A 45 minute commute is not high on my overall list of 'bothers' for a new, good paying job.  I'll just throw a few audio books and extra podcasts on the phone and fill the time educating myself.
 
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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/13 14:32:43 (permalink)
I'll be in Orlando...not close..not far...2 hours?
 

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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/13 14:56:11 (permalink)
Good luck Droug, hope something good comes your way! Finish Him! 
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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/14 05:00:27 (permalink)
Fingerscrossed for you...

 

 

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Re: The Pimp's going mobile! 2018/09/14 15:03:33 (permalink)
Hope you land the big job, drougnor! And, thanks for all your support during these years!




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