There Is No Cat

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Monday, March 3, 2003

You work sixteen tons and what do you get?

I am once again looking for work. The company I've been contracting to got evicted from its development office this afternoon for non-payment of rent. That goes right along with the non-payment of direct employees they've been doing for a couple of months and the non-payment of contractors since late last year. I suppose it's possible that the long-promised money that's has been "coming tomorrow" for the past month might actually show up tomorrow and I might have a job there, but I'm not holding my breath. The place has been shedding employees for weeks, with four leaving last week. That's a pretty big hit for a fifteen person company.

So anyway, if you need a webmaster or web designer/developer in New Jersey, let me know at the address at the bottom of the page or the one on my resume page. I wouldn't be uninterested in technical writing gigs, either.

Posted at 4:22 PM

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bummer. good luck in your job hunting!

Posted by elaien at 6:02 PM, March 3, 2003 [Link]

This bad economy never lets up, does it? Sorry to hear about the job situation. Best of luck finding something quickly.

Posted by Mike at 7:33 PM, March 3, 2003 [Link]

Yikes -- sorry to hear about the job. All fingers crossed hoping you find something good real soon.

Posted by Jenny at 9:18 PM, March 3, 2003 [Link]

wow! did *you* get paid for the work you did? I wasn't clear on if the "non-payment of contractors" included you.

Posted by Anita Rowland at 9:15 AM, March 4, 2003 [Link]

No, I haven't been paid. They owe me for three months. It goes without saying that I'm not a happy camper at the moment.

Thanks for all the kind words, everyone.

Posted by ralph at 12:01 PM, March 4, 2003 [Link]

hey, i'm sorry to hear about the job! i actually just hired a developer on a 12 month contract last week. sorry about that. the commute to new zealand would've been a bit of a bummer for you anyway :)

Posted by deb at 3:25 AM, March 6, 2003 [Link]

Yeah, 30 hours each way makes it tough to come home even on weekends. :-)

Posted by ralph at 1:08 PM, March 6, 2003 [Link]

I am one of the 4 who left the company 2 weeks ago. Working with you, ralph, has been a great experience. As the readers of this blog must surely know, ralph is a brilliant guy, although I disagree with him on politics on occasion :) Hopefully, someday, our paths will cross again! Probably not at this company though!

Posted by Tom at 5:07 PM, March 15, 2003 [Link]

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