Monday, August 18, 2008

Day 15...

So I think I'm going through the Depression stage of The Five Stages of Grief. Actually, I don't really follow that (in order anyway). I think I have 2 stages of Acceptance. I Accepted the situation as it was on the same day (maybe that was numbness?). I just thought things would work out sooner than they have. No worries though, I'll bounce back soon enough!

I've had three interviews so far. The first (consisting of two) was for a data architect position with a local company. I was referred via a friend. I received word last week that I did not get it. I had a little hope that they might give me a go, but out philosophical differences were too great. Essentially, I'm a data-centric person, they were more software (MVC) oriented. I don't think the two positions are mutually exclusive, but I couldn't sell them on it. A bit of religiousity there I think.

Second was a phone interview for an APEX position in New York. One, I would have been able to go to New York for the first time and two, I would be working with APEX again (consistently anyway). I got bumped because I don't have experience with web services. The extent of their web services was the authentication. Isn't it just like calling a function or something? Seriously, how hard could that be? Anyway...

Third was today. Went pretty well I think. I'll know more later this week.

My sleeping habits have gone to shit. My son got a Wii for his birthday last month and I stay up until all hours playing. I bowled a perfect game tonight in fact! This is why I haven't played video games since Intellivision.

I'll end on a good thought. Today was the first day of school for both the kids and when I got home, I got a rousing ovation from them (always nice). We've had a great time the past couple of weeks.

So I lay down for a nap...and you know when you go to relax your body so you can sleep? I relaxed my facial muscles (I have a tendency to grind my teeth), I realized I was smiling...very cool.

6 comments:

cdman83 said...

Just wanted to drop a quick note: hang in there. The fact that you blog shows a passion about your work and I'm sure that you will get a very good job.

Best regards.

oraclenerd said...

Thanks for the encouragement cdman83...

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Tom said...

Keep your head up. Everytime I have gone through adversity, I always came out with a better job and/or one I loved better. The same will happen for you.

oraclenerd said...

Thanks tom.

I agree...just gotta get there.

Tom said...

Was I right? : )

oraclenerd said...

Yes you were...thankfully!