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Outsourced !!

By Oz_Media ·
Well that's it, Oz is a one man band.

I have been working with two contracts (one a client of my main contract) and since the owner returned from Turkey, he has made a deal to outsource thier net support work to Turkey.

C'est la vie.

SO while I still have a fair residual income from music sales, I will be hitting the pavement once again and digging for a new clients/career, whether in IT or not.

I will still be a regular pain in the a** on TR so no need to celebrate just yet.

Options include moving to England and taking up music management F/T, fixing more cars at home, looking for new clients to manage networks for.

I figure I have a lot of different skills and a good track record so if I decide to look for income now or in the New Year I doubt I will have many probs. BC has the highest employment rate around and they advertise BC on Canadian TV networks and brag of the high employment rate to other provinces to get people moving west so I am not too concerned.

Anyway, don't really know why I posted this but perhaps I am just venting a bit, thanks for listening.

OM :)

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Holy moley!

by mlandis In reply to Outsourced !!

Hey there

Are you out of that job already?

You seem to have many more options than the average joe out there.

I wish you lots of luck, and have a real Guinness for me. But as you point out, it's not as if you are leaving TR.

See you later,

Maureen

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Cheers

by Oz_Media In reply to Holy moley!

Ag it's not really that bad. I decided to move here berfore getting that contract anyway. I am hoping I don't have to take a F/T job on the mainland or too far down island but I am not too concerned really.

I am not a complacent person (no kidding?) I don't like to stick with one thing, only had a temp contract to begin with etc. So as always in my history, on to bigger and better things. I am amused at how much these companies spent to bring the lines and equipment here though, especially since they now have to pull it all out at thier expense, including having hydro remove thier equipment too. Oh well, thier loss, I'm pretty bouncy so I am not worried.

In fact I had a few pretty positive calls last night from people who heard we had parted ways, with some interesting opportunities although back in the city, ARRRRGH! Think I'll take the rest of the year off anyway.

Thanks for the positive words Maureen.

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Crying crocodile tears

by JamesRL In reply to Outsourced !!

There seems to be lots of work out there in lala land.

Surely you can go out and grab some. Perhaps you can get a letter of recommendation from Max....

Seriously, I've there, and recently too. The main way to recover - network - call up old friends, old clients, collegues, whoever. Have lunch. Talk to them. Let them know that you are looking, without sounding desparate(real killer). Stay positive.

I'll be in Van at the end of the month.

James

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Thanks

by Oz_Media In reply to Crying crocodile tears

I'm not too worried. I used to tech a job club and have most of the tricks up my sleeve. I have already had some positive calls from people I know that own nusinesses and need some support, I don't know if I'm ready to move again though, I think I'll stick it out here, I still have residential clients and some auto work to get caught up on anyway.

How long will you be in Van? Maybe I can scoot over and meet up with you for a beer somewhere, I am going to be back and forth a bit networking some people in 'the circle'. Drop me email if you know dates or anything.
ozmedia@excite.com

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Crying crocodile tears

by JamesRL In reply to Outsourced !!

There seems to be lots of work out there in lala land.

Surely you can go out and grab some. Perhaps you can get a letter of recommendation from Max....

Seriously, I've there, and recently too. The main way to recover - network - call up old friends, old clients, collegues, whoever. Have lunch. Talk to them. Let them know that you are looking, without sounding desparate(real killer). Stay positive.

I'll be in Van at the end of the month.

James

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Well Oz,

by voldar In reply to Outsourced !!

As you always said, **** happen every day in life, and we should be prepared. I know you already know that, and .. well, the truth is that in such times, there are not many words to say about.
Just be YOU and all the bad we'll turn on GOOD, my friend! I allways thought that "any kick in the a$$ is at least a step forward", so ... look forward and keep moving!

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No sweat mate

by Oz_Media In reply to Well Oz,

Ah, no problems. I am not really concerned, I know I can get busy if I need to, and yes it is always bigger and better the next time round.

I got up today and the cool autumn morning literally took my breath away, I feel quite blessed to live in such an awesom place and am in no hurry to change anything. Jobs are starting to knock already though so I think the ball's in my court again before I even have my raquet ready. :)

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Oz....sorry to here it...

by Packet Spoofer In reply to Outsourced !!

Good luck on "hitting the pavement"...I am from michigan, which has had a particularly difficult time due to manufacturing job losses. Even though its manufacturing, It affects everone in the area pretty much...many manufacturing jobs have been outsourced...The good news here is that the job market in general seems to be picking up..anyway.....good luck!
Poindexter

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Good to hear

by Oz_Media In reply to Oz....sorry to here it...

It's good to hear things are picknig up for people there.
Myself, no worries. I think I will end up turning down work so I can take some time off until at least the New Year, good severance and christmas residuals will be okay for now. At least I can get the rest of the wood split and stacked in the garage.

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Sounds good!

by Packet Spoofer In reply to Good to hear

Better than sitting at a desk getting Carpal Tunnel...(or however you spell it)

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