Off to Oklahoma

This was a job that almost didn’t happen. I did a phone screen for for a job in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma nearly 3 months ago, and they didn’t get back to me for long enough that I figured they had lost interest. Read more […]

Strange Contract Posting

A long-time friend of mine alerted me to a very interesting contract job posting last night. I say “interesting” but it is unfortunately not unusual these days. Here is the URL for the posting: Read more […]

Road-Shopping Again

Things have suddenly gotten exciting. Since the end of my last contract, things have been pretty slow. Until a couple of weeks ago, when there was a small uptick in recruiter activity. I did have an offer from a company in Nebraska, but it did not seem to me to be a good fit, and the contract arrangements seemed to me to be a little strange, so I turned it down. After that, I got lots of contract submissions, but only a handful of actual interviews.

When it Rains, it Pours

Last Friday, I accepted a local contract position, and signed the paperwork. Now my phone is boiling off the hook, and nearly 50% of all of my inbound email is from recruiters. I’ve gotten more calls and emails from recruiters this week than I got in the previous six.

On Becoming a Manager

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About 30 years ago, give or take, I made the conscious career-limiting decision to avoid becoming a manager. It’s not because I dislike management. I’ve had good, bad, and indifferent managers, and I do have some definite opinions about what constitutes a good one. I just don’t want to be one myself, mainly because I don’t think I would be very good at it.