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Want to run.
I'm getting powerful 'get the hell out of here' pulses again/more. I definitely need to find a better job, and probably just need to get clear of the computer business, because I can't take the sanity damage. Unfortunately it's really the only thing anyone has ever paid me very much (still not very much, but the most) to do or that I seem to be able to fake being good at (so far).

I did okay at Radio Shack when they let us actually fix things. running around to different stores every month or so for various missions was pretty cool. The money was crap then and is .. worse now by all accounts, not to mention that I'd have to get into a manager trainee program .. and I know better than to take responsibility for a store (even i sleep sometimes).

I really enjoyed teaching, and it's possible I'm good at it. I lack paperwork to do that in most common venues, and the prospect of striking out of my own is another essay (while an obvious solution to some problems ... there are obstacles). I'm pretty sure I would not be able to work within the education system as is, even if I had the paperwork.

As ever, any suggestions or ideas about fields of jobs from people who I have worked with or who just read this drivel are greatly welcome.

Job or work is a big part of it but the dissatisfaction and friction (etc) are bigger than that. It just affects everything since I have phone bills, car payment and kibble to buy every month. The things I signed up for to keep me Here a while longer are also keeping me here, which may not be so helpful to the greater goal.
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mangosteen From: mangosteen Date: July 27th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)
So, I presume that relocation is out of the question, then?
adric From: adric Date: July 27th, 2008 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Quite the opposite

I just can't leave, uh, after work, without getting someone to feed the cat and defaulting on the car loan.

Somewhat more seriously (perhaps?) I do think new places and people are in order, but I will probably need some sort of job (or some work at least) to make that feasible in a non-fanciful manner.
mangosteen From: mangosteen Date: July 27th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Quite the opposite

I know that the following employers in the Boston area are a) hiring, b) have interesting and smart people, and c) likely have use for your skills.

Akamai
ITA Software
Tufts University

There are many others, but these come immediately to mind.

If you're interested in any of the above, talk to me and I'll make some introductions.
adric From: adric Date: July 27th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Quite the opposite

Thank you very much for that.
suri From: suri Date: July 27th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC) (Link)
We need IT people: http://www.kimberly-clark.com/careers/
(be sure to use the search tool. And you won't need to relocate)
Yes, I know you've told me for years to quit this place. However, at my salary level and 16+ steady years at one place, I'm not going to do that. It pays the bills.
adric From: adric Date: July 27th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)

I understand why you stay(ed)

... and I don't think it addresses much why I might not fit in well, but dodging that, what should I search for?
suri From: suri Date: July 27th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I understand why you stay(ed)

Start with the geographic area first. Or, just link into the various subject areas. I took a glance at the IT listing by itself. Most are in Neenah but a few are in Roswell. And you'd fit in just as well as the outsourced people who we use as contractors on a temp basis.
arya From: arya Date: July 27th, 2008 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Move up to western Washington and get a little house out in the woods. You can work at a retail store somewhere. Me and Kui will come be your roommates. We can have a big lawn and order kids off of it!
zephyrus_wind From: zephyrus_wind Date: July 27th, 2008 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)
You could always try my planned path and go (back?) to school.
Just find something that makes you happy to do, and pursue it whatever the consequences, life is both too short and too long to live it in misery.
neleh_yam From: neleh_yam Date: July 29th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC) (Link)
I understand so much the urge to just leave! But there are reasons we stay. So if you decide to stay look at otions to make staying more pleasant. Futher education perhaps? Try looking for a new job while staying in your current employment. And broaden your social activities so you meet new and interesting people.
neleh_yam From: neleh_yam Date: July 29th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or if we are to dream a bit-save up your money then come over to New Zealand for a holiday (or to stay-we have many IT jobs and you could bring your Kitty. You might even get paid more given you have overseas experiance). Were a friendly bunch of people and I'd be happy to show you the sights. :)
adric From: adric Date: July 31st, 2008 04:04 am (UTC) (Link)

It's a good idea...

but an expensive holiday.

I don't quite qualify for immigration outright (afaik) but I think I could get a work permit, if I got a job.

I'll need to look into that more, and thanks for reminding me.
neleh_yam From: neleh_yam Date: July 31st, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: It's a good idea...

:)

Its odd how we have this urge to run away from things sometimes. So we make sure we have stuff that gives us a reason to stay in one place, and then thses things start to feel like burdens.
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