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FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
Premium,ExMod 2002-05
join:2000-10-05
Seaside, CA
Reviews:
·Suddenlink

Getting laid....off.

Just found out this morning that I, along with a minimum of 70 other people are being laid off at the end of this month.

As of yesterday I was told I was safe - but apparently as of this morning they still needed more cuts, so I was added to the list.



- FM
--
This just in from the department of redundancy department...



dogma
XYZ
Premium
join:2002-08-15
Boulder City, NV
kudos:1

Well lets get right to it:

Lowermybills.com (LAX area) is hiring:
Experian Interactive Media, an Experian company, is seeking a Software Developer Expert to join its Engineering team.
Desirable skills are Maven, Perforce, Oracle, Jira, Confluence, Clover, Checkstyle, Eclipse, JUnit, and Continuous Integration tools.
5 positions to fill: »appsext.unify.uk.experian.com/OA···7pgUNEMw..

CyberCoders is hiring (these boys are contact placement right?):
Skills Required:
.Net, Asp.Net, C#, XML, SOA, web services, WCF, OOP, SQL Server, .Net Developer, .Net Programmer, .Net Engineer, C# Developer, C# Programmer, C# Engineer
Apply: »www.cybercoders.com/JobBoardAppl···g&menu=0

DIRECTeeeeeVeeee
--Strong experience with J2EE, SQL, JTA/Hibernate, EJB3, JMS, Web Services/WSDL/XML and Log4j.
--Experience utilizing JBoss 4.2 / 5 Application Server, JBoss Messaging, Apache Tomcat 5.5 and DB2 preferred.
--Human interface design and usability experience/skills using JSF, RichFaces, Google Toolkit, JSP, DHTML, AJAX and JavaScript are a plus.
»www.directv.com/DTVAPP/about/careers.jsp
(about 20 positions they are trying to fill in your category)

PM me if you need to "drop a name" at Experian/Lowermybills. More to come.

Get cracking tonight!



TheRul
Why Not You?
Premium
join:2007-09-18
Gilroy, CA
kudos:1

unfortunately for FutureMon See Profile I do not think his skill set (unless they have changed) will work for DirectTeVe But he may be able to slip his way in there if he can get past the HR people, which I was unable to do. But maybe now they will a little nicer.

CyberCoders is a Contract company. But they take from a large pool of applicants and give the pool to the prospective employeer, so your resume needs to be pristine and exciting.

If you get into Lowermybills... can you fix up my credit score?
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»So the holidays are on us again...



ohdan

join:2008-11-10
Adelanto, CA
reply to FutureMon

Sorry to hear that, FM. I wish you speed in getting back into the workforce soon.



FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
Premium,ExMod 2002-05
join:2000-10-05
Seaside, CA
Reviews:
·Suddenlink
reply to TheRul

Yeah CyberCoders are scum, IMHO. They snatch up every listing and re-list it as their own (even those posted by other agencies).

I've been in contact with them in the past over several positions I was WELL qualified for - and either never got a response, or was stonewalled by my lack of a B.A. Degree - even though I have over 20 years of practical experience in the field.

My real skillset is with VB 6 (Expert), VB.NET (Adv), C#.NET (Mid), MS Sql (7-2005) (Expert), ASP (Expert), ASP.NET (Mid), HTML (Expert), Com/DCom (Expert), Groovy (SoapUI/XML/XSL) (Mid). No formal java specific experience to speak of.

- FM
--
This just in from the department of redundancy department...



ohdan

join:2008-11-10
Adelanto, CA

1 recommendation

You left out your karaoke experience.



FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
Premium,ExMod 2002-05
join:2000-10-05
Seaside, CA
Reviews:
·Suddenlink

That's cause that's my after-hours activity.

If I had 2 gigs per day, 5 days a week, at $150/gig I'd be in pretty good shape and it could replace my day job. Especially since it's tax free

- FM
--
This just in from the department of redundancy department...



No_Strings
Premium,MVM,Ex-Mod 2008-13
join:2001-11-22
The OC
kudos:6

I work for the IRS. Ya'll are in a heap of trouble now, Mon.



FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
Premium,ExMod 2002-05
join:2000-10-05
Seaside, CA
Reviews:
·Suddenlink

2 edits

Except for the fact I have no gigs at all and haven't for several years running at this point. And it's not for a lack of trying...

Hey if you really work for the IRS - lose my paperwork already. I'm paying off my 2008 tax burden $100/mo at a time - and each month they're tacking on something like $400 in penalties and $400 in interest... The only way it's ever gonna get paid off is by them sucking up my refunds each year in chunks - and even that way it's still a moving target.

- FM
--
This just in from the department of redundancy department...



AbBaZaBbA
Premium
join:2002-07-10
Wildomar, CA
kudos:4

1 recommendation

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4jAq1tsXoA


ohdan

join:2008-11-10
Adelanto, CA
Reviews:
·Charter
·Verizon FiOS
reply to FutureMon

said by FutureMon:

Except for the fact I have no gigs at all and haven't for several years running at this point. And it's not for a lack of trying...

Maybe Vegas? I know the economy is stagnant there, too, but when I was an active musician there was always work in Vegas. Make enough to cover weekend living expenses and you could spend your weekends there having some fun. If that's your thing.


Retired6
Premium
join:2002-11-09
Earth
reply to FutureMon

Sorry to hear that.

I hope you find something else soon.

Good luck..:+)
--
I work hard. I play hard. I stay hard.



brian
Premium
join:2002-05-02
Lake Forest, CA
reply to FutureMon

said by FutureMon:

My real skillset is with VB 6 (Expert), VB.NET (Adv), C#.NET (Mid), MS Sql (7-2005) (Expert), ASP (Expert), ASP.NET (Mid), HTML (Expert), Com/DCom (Expert), Groovy (SoapUI/XML/XSL) (Mid). No formal java specific experience to speak of.

- FM

We (UC Irvine) have a couple positions open for web application programmers. go to »staffing2.hr.uci.edu/CSS_Externa···4202726& and click on Information Technology on the right. that's if your interested in being a quasi-state employee (non-represented).
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Kibbles
Premium
join:1999-07-31
Mission Viejo, CA
reply to FutureMon

Blizzard has a "few" openings »us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/ca···y=Irvine
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dogma
XYZ
Premium
join:2002-08-15
Boulder City, NV
kudos:1
reply to FutureMon

said by FutureMon:

No formal java specific experience to speak of.

I am seeing Java/J2EE dev gigs out the wazoo. Go to frys or amazon. Buy a "learn Java/J2EE in 30 days" (or some equivalent resource book). You've been doing development for years. How hard can Java be to pick up?

5 IT jobs in Cypress @ United health group: »careers.unitedhealthgroup.com/Jo···obs.aspx


Waldothe3rd
Premium
join:2009-02-16
Sun N Sand
reply to FutureMon

Lay-offs are never fun, and the timing of yours stinks! My company announced to several groups that Christmas eve would be their last day - Heartless bastards!
Good luck finding a new spot...



FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
Premium,ExMod 2002-05
join:2000-10-05
Seaside, CA
Reviews:
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1 edit
reply to dogma

Am being submitted for a C# ASP.NET / SQL position in Irvine.

Crossing my fingers. Long Beach to Irvine isn't going to be the funnest commute, but I'll take a 1.5 hour commute for a 12 month contract than not be able to pay my rent and child support with what I'd be getting from UI.

[edit] just got told to be "ready for a 4 hour interview tomorrow". So they expect me to lose up to 5 hours of what little billable time I have left this month to go interview...sheesh.

- FM
--
This just in from the department of redundancy department...



TheRul
Why Not You?
Premium
join:2007-09-18
Gilroy, CA
kudos:1

Good luck. (work with the M to work the weekend, I have had good luck with them working outside normal hours)
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»So the holidays are on us again...



FutureMon
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Seaside, CA
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Got another one scheduled for Wednesday late afternoon, also in Irvine.

This one is for a number of different opportunities - from Senior developer to Application Development Manager.

- FM
--
This just in from the department of redundancy department...



FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
Premium,ExMod 2002-05
join:2000-10-05
Seaside, CA
Reviews:
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1 recommendation

reply to TheRul

So I am getting ready to leave to drive to Irvine, and I haven't heard from my agent. I send him a text message asking what's going on, I don't even have the address or contact at this place.

He says it's been postponed while they review.

So I told him, you mean I got all dressed up and wore a tie all day for nothing? My price just went up (and I added $3/hr to my requested rate)

- FM
--
This just in from the department of redundancy department...



FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
Premium,ExMod 2002-05
join:2000-10-05
Seaside, CA
reply to FutureMon

Possible 6+ month gig in Plano, TX.

$65/hr corp-to-corp.



dogma
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Boulder City, NV
kudos:1

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If you relocated to Plano, you would probably never come back. No State income taxes there. You could probably satisfy your IRS debt and put a healthy down payment on a house with just the $$$ made in 6 Months.



bobrk
You kids get offa my lawn
Premium
join:2000-02-02
San Jose, CA

You could probably find the same job here, too. I don't know how the Southland is doing, but I get email all the time asking if I'm interested in changing employment.



TheRul
Why Not You?
Premium
join:2007-09-18
Gilroy, CA
kudos:1

I was seriously looking into Texas.
But it will be a great culture shock, but it is a lot cheaper to live. If I remember the research $65 in So cal ~ 75 to 85 in most areas of TX. It will be a tough decision
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»So the holidays are on us again...



bobrk
You kids get offa my lawn
Premium
join:2000-02-02
San Jose, CA

I'd rather live in Gilroy than Texas.



TheRul
Why Not You?
Premium
join:2007-09-18
Gilroy, CA
kudos:1

Personally, me too. I love it here. I consider myself very lucky, and if I could get futurmon a gig here, I would be happy to.
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»So the holidays are on us again...



brian
Premium
join:2002-05-02
Lake Forest, CA
reply to FutureMon

said by FutureMon:

Long Beach to Irvine isn't going to be the funnest commute

I work with several people that do the LB to Irvine commute and they say it's not that bad - depending on when you go.
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dogma
XYZ
Premium
join:2002-08-15
Boulder City, NV
kudos:1
reply to FutureMon

Hey, Buddy of mine called from Dallas a little earlier. I think I had mentioned him some time ago here. He had been laid off and out of work for 11 Months. He found another full-time position/job last June at about 29% less than he made before...but it was as a civilian employee of the DoD.

You guessed it. They gave him his walking papers today.



sholling
Premium
join:2002-02-13
Hemet, CA
kudos:1
reply to FutureMon

From Lifehacker: A guide to giving up your day job. Just something to dream about once you're in that next 9-5.

»lifehacker.com/5707473/the-minim···um=email
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--FREDERIC BASTIAT--



FutureMon
Ach Du Lieber
Premium,ExMod 2002-05
join:2000-10-05
Seaside, CA
Reviews:
·Suddenlink

2 edits

1 recommendation

reply to dogma

Lake Oswego, OR

MS Access -> Sql Server migration

6 - 12 months. $58/hr corp-to-corp

This type of thing is right up my alley... Got me an 11:15am monday morning telephone interview set up. Potentially followed by a face-to-face within a few days of that.

Good thing I know a couple people who live in Portland. Might be able to rent a room from 'em...

- FM
--
This just in from the department of redundancy department...