quote:Originally posted by lanin FFS.....You've just spent 17 years employed at the same place and been made redundant. my response to any hiring manager would be.
Considering the current economic climate it seemed prudent to take a training sabbatical and significantly improve my skill set. I've included some more relevant programming languages, collaborative server platforms, and established a strong curve lightweight mobile app development.
We need forward thinking people like you in our organization, people who've actually looked at where technology is headed and gotten a little proactive and gained the skills need to compete today. You don't need to see anyone else your hired!
We were scared you'd be another bleeding art school dropout who in between stints as a photographer or a printer had been dealing dope only to come out the ass end of the system and find themselves working hard
....You know, hard like strap-on suki.
Don't forget to mention that you've been freelancing it while looking for the right job, rather than the first thing to land in your lap.
Maybe I misunderstood your reply, but by "never even tried" I meant you never made the effort to make no effort at all- to ease off the accelerator altogether and change course, while you still can. If you're going back to basically the same job (even if it pays twice as much), you probably haven't made good use of your time off. If I were in your shoes I'd have at least spent the time downloading and listening to some UC Berkeley lectures on Nietzsche ("brief habits"), Heidegger and modern film. (I can pm you some links if you're interested).
" Future years will never know the seething hell and the black infernal background of countless minor scenes and interiors, (not the official surface courteousness of the Generals, not the few great battles) of the Secession war; and it is best they should notï¿½the real war will never get in the books." ~ Walt Whitman