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Permalink 07/23/07 at 08:24:23 pm, by Ed, 213 words   English (US)
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There seems to be a mass exodus taking place at my workplace. There was recently a layoff of about 50 positions worldwide. The local build administrator chose to leave after 10 years, so his job was transfered to some other guy, who decided to leave after the layoffs, so he doesn't get the severance package, but he leaves in about a week or so, which means he's going to have to transfer everything to somebody else in the department for the transition period between when he leaves and the new position is filled, which means a total of 4 transitions for one job within the span of about a month or less.

I bring this up, because they were asking me if I was done with college, and were sad to hear that I had another year to go. They were suggesting that I could do the builds remotely, during my networking class. Which, you know, I'm all for, but I think it would be a little disruptive. And the old old build admin gave me one piece of advice on his last day... "Get a real job." And so I intend to. Or at least, I don't intend to be the build guy for this place. Still, it's nice to know that they considered me.

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