Friday, October 24, 2008

Where the hell is Duck redux

Getting tired of narrowly missing layoffs at my consulting company, being on "the bench" for five weeks and not getting sent out on client interviews, I jumped at an opportunity for a new consulting company that presented itself to me on Tuesday, and am now working on a consulting gig at a client that is a startup and going through "growing pains", which entails long hours at the office. Makes me glad to have moved from a salaried to an hourly position.

Anyway, don't know when posting might resume again, hopefully I'll squeeze one out this weekend if I don't get called in to the weekend emergency recovery effort. Not being too technical has its advantages.

In a recession all work is good work.


Blogger Harry Eagar said...

Amen to that.

I am about as well-insulated from this disaster as it is possible to be without owning your own gold mine, but I feel sorry for the poor waiters and chambermaids who are being thrown out on the streets.

October 25, 2008 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First he blames a trip, then he blames his house sale, then he blames a new girlfriend and now he blames a new job. Surely it is obvious Duck has returned to the Church and doesn't know how to tell Skipper.

October 26, 2008 5:10 AM  
Blogger Duck said...

LOL Peter!

Libby actually lured me into her church for a couple of Sundays. It's a UU congregation, not sure you could call them a church. After last weekend's service, however, I almost lost it and told Lib that I couldn't go back. It started out with a celebration of the UN's 50th anniversary, then moved on to discussions about peace and social justice, then devolved into a bitch session about scary people with "Proud to be an American" bumper stickers.

I actually got Libby to quit in disgust as well, though there might be a rapproachment.

October 27, 2008 7:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I know. We don't have UU, but we have the United Church, otherwise known as socialists-at-prayer. We went for a while because of my wife's family, but the day the minister gathered the Sunday School up front and told them to how to be loving and Christian if one day Mom or Dad became involved with a boyfriend/girlfriend was my last day.

But don't worry, Duck. The One True Church will prevail in the end. Do you know why that is? Because they are tight as a team and respect the coach. Because they show up ready to play. Because they always give 110%. Because they know it's not about them. Because they never give up and play hard the whole game. It's always been the key to their success and it apparently still is.

October 27, 2008 8:58 AM  

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