Volume 4, Number 4
Get A Job
Hey, it's a good feeling.
Not so long ago, what I do at work was about as useful in the real world as back hair - maybe less useful. I'm a geek. I stare at computers all day. I fiddle with wires. I draw diagrams. I sed, grep and awk. This was of no use when a person is choking in a restaurant, or the car won't start, or your tomato plants won't grow.
But just yesterday one of the neighborhood kids asked if I could help him build a web page. We'll do it this weekend. He wants to have a place on the net that is all his. We're both pretty excited about it.
Then there was a time another neighbor couldn't get her email working. Her husband was away for four months, and email was their main method of communication. She was back up and running in minutes.
But the best - the best - is helping a friend land the dream job. That's better than fixing a car that won't start, because having a good job means you don't have to crawl under the damn thing with a wrench. You can pay somebody else to do that. I've helped a couple people find good jobs. When it's my turn to move on, who knows, maybe they'll remember me.
I don't need to tell anyone how the career system has changed recently. Loyalty between an employee and and employer is now very matter of fact. If they provide for you, then you will provide for them. As soon as one side quits trying, the other side changes players. This means that you have to be ready. Your career is yours to manage. It is up to you to stay informed, on top, and ready for anything.
For this, the Internet is your best friend. Here is an Expanded Links to Make You Think. More than just making you think, these links can make you money. More than that, these links can get you the kind of job that makes you feel good about yourself. And when you feel good about yourself, things just keep getting better.