June 04, 2003
54 Weeks

Hello my friends!

I apologize for the mass e-mail, but I wanted to let all of you know about what I've been up to for the past little while.

As many of you may or may not know, I was laid off from my previous employer May 22nd, 2002. I took that opportunity to take my generous severance package and go on a travel/climbing trip to Thailand. I spent the months of July, August and September roaming the country-side, climbing, and climbing more.

Upon my chilly arrival in Vancouver, I notice that the market for computer professionals was about as cold as the weather. The search for a job was indeed impacted by the end of a tight financial year and war looming in everyones mind.

I continued to probe many of you for jobs over the following months and wanted to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for all you did for me. It has been a long year (almost 54 weeks to be exact), and the past 8 months have been some of the most stressful days in my life. Thanks for your support and encouragement during my job hunt.

I recently obtained a job at a small startup in North Vancouver, BC. (Qworks.ca). I look forward to the warm summers and climbing ahead.

I haven't heard from some of you in quite some time. I hope you are all well.

I will be trying to keep my log more up to date. You can read it here!



P.S.: Extra special thanks to:
Doug C: I always appreciate the advice and tom-foolery. If you ever need someone to work for you. I'm there in a heartbeat.
Beth: Encouragement, e-mails & etc.
Dave O: You are a brilliant guy, and I appreciate advice coming from someone so young and wise.
Mittal: For beers, encouragement, and laughing about "the Matrix".
F: For making me smile.
rick: For putting up with me & my mess over the past few months.
Joseph: For giving me some great ideas, lunch & reading material
climber friends: All of you for putting up w/ my antics... wait for the next one. ;)

Posted by cjones at June 04, 2003 11:04 AM

hi sweetie, i'm glad to hear that you have a job. no doubt you feel better. i guess it means i wont be seeing you in sunny old ireland in the near future and i guess the recruitment email addresses i've been compiling for you are now obsolete. ah well, perhaps you'll visit me for a holiday. at the moment i have philip champion of the toilet monster staying with me. he won a trip around ireland and kiki and i have the pleasure of hosting him for two weekends. as you can imagine they are wild and untamed. write to me soon and let me know all about your job. love love love louise x x x

Posted by: louise on June 5, 2003 04:49 AM
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