Sunday, October 18, 2009

Employment and Some Info

Hello everyone!  I know that it has been a while since I have posted, but my state of mind caused by my lack of employment and almost losing our house played quite the part in my lack of posting.  Until recently, I didn't have anything new to post about and the last thing that I wanted to do was to write and complain about being unemployed and unable to find a job.  That would just bore everyone and drive you away. 

So, without further ado, I AM EMPLOYED AGAIN!!!   After seven months of daily job searching every single job site that I could get my browser to display, I am finally working again and earning $$$.   The best part is that I have been re-hired by and am happily working again at JP Morgan Chase.  I was originally there from December 2000 to May of 2007, when I left to break into the world of being a developer.  While that venture afforded me a world of experience in 2 1/2 years, I found over the last two months that far too many employers are now valuing a degree over actual experience, regardless of whether the person with the degree is completely inexperienced and needs a ton of hand holding.

Well, I say their loss!!!  I am back at a place that I can and do consider home.  I know most of the people at the site where I am, not to mention a plethora of people around the world.  This time though, instead of implementing clients on the system that I helped build up, I am supporting them in a Production support role.  To tell you the truth, I don't at all mind being in a support role.  I know the products and am picking up quickly what is new since I left.  Plus, I just simply love being there.  I am so very thankful that they took me back.  Must say thought that re-instating me as a bank officer again AND re-instating all of my previous accrued time is also a HUGE bonus. 

On another note, I am still continuing my developer self, but for myself, at home this time.  In my first week at work, I have already come across a few different things that I can work on development wise to help those I work with and am hoping that I can have something working in each instance soon. 

I also dug out a book that I have called Pro Perl Parsing and have started thumbing through it.  At first glance, I wish I had picked this hard covered beauty up earlier as it is enlightening me into solutions for some issues I have encountered recently and also in the past.

Once I really start playing around with its contents I am sure I will be posting more here.  But, in case I don't (probably due to being engrossed in the book), do feel free to get a copy for yourself.  I am already seeing it as a valuable addition to my geek library. 

Any who, that's all for this episode.  Till next time....

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