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Scott L. Newman September 2009 Entries
Gray Matters international!
Tuesday 22nd. Wow it has been an interesting 4 days. Since I posted that those two messages in LinkedIn groups. My group has taken off, I have had over 100 join in 4 days. Wow…this is good right? I mean I love the fact that I seem to be helping others (thank You Lord) but, at the same time, I am still out of work. Went to pink slip networking expo on the 21st, I cost me 5 dollars to get in and there was only 5 employment vendors there. Talk about waste of time and money and those vendors were not ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2009 11:27 PM

So you’re over 40 and unemployed.
Sorry, I just did not feel like posting any thing till, well today. Well to bring us up to speed, I finish the patio and my wife is happy with it. My daily thing since 14th to Friday the 18th, has been, out side work in the AM till it gets too hot and then job search, job search and work on my group “Gray Matters!” in the networking site LinkedIn. Speaking of which here is two of my latest articles, I have posted. Your job hunt is coming up empty. No one seems to want to return you emails on a job. ......

Posted On Friday, September 18, 2009 10:35 PM

Again, a late post.
Saturday 12th. Well off to the Home Depot in the morning to get the stuff for the project (and more). Spent most of mid-day working on it (brick patio), but could not get the old bricks to level out with new. Also found that I was 10 bricks short. Well stopped for the day and took a nap and I was not planning on sleep long but, shortly after my wife asked if I was going to finish the job it started to rain and rain and rain. Next day Sunday 13th. We went to that little church again. Not, bad, the ......

Posted On Monday, September 14, 2009 11:39 PM

Where were you on 9/11?
Well its 9/11 again and my mind goes back to that day but, first what have I been doing since the 9th? 10th Thursday, Well I heard from that CU, got a letter. No it did not say that I have job and it didn’t say I did not have it. It said they have not decided yet. Hmm, that’s a good thing, right. Well, my wife though it might be a good idea to send a thank you card for the interview (I was just going to send a thank you email, her idea is better). So as we were going out to find some material for ......

Posted On Friday, September 11, 2009 10:23 PM

Ok so I goofed off for 2 days but please don’t press delete
Well the 7th turned out to be just your average Labor Day for goofing off, except I am still unemployed so off to the PC for hunting for jobs on the internet. It seems so fruitless lately; I feel out applications and send out resumes. I get thank your for your interest emails and few no thank you emails. But, not much else. The 8th, same old same old and still no job. The 9th, have not heard from that CU that I interviewed with last Friday. One of the reasons I am feeling so down. What am I doing ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 9, 2009 9:50 PM

Doesn't experience count for anything these days?
Here is a Discussion I started in my group "Gray Matters!" on LinkedIn. Doesn't experience count for anything these days? I have over 20 years experience in what used to be called "DP" and have a Associate degree in same. Worked on large WAN/Cisco routers for over 2 years and got pretty good at it but, do not have CCNA for cisco routers. BUT, still after almost one year of being out of work, no job offers are coming my way. It seems having 20+ years of experienc, means your too old, no CCNA means ......

Posted On Monday, September 7, 2009 9:48 AM

Again Gomennasi!!!!!!!!!!!
Again Gomennasi!!!!!!!!!!! Saturday 5th was a day for finishing the lawn, cutting back bush & trees in the back, moving bricks and doing the weeding whacking. True my 10 year old was helping out but, there is a limit to how much she can do. All this in the Florida heat, so by 15:00 I was more than just tired. Sunday 6th, went to that little church again, this time the bath rooms were working. It was a nice service after which, I had to drive 20 miles away to a DQ and drop off some stuff toys. ......

Posted On Sunday, September 6, 2009 10:59 PM

Gomennasi
Friday the 4th, I am sorry (Gomennasi). I was real tired last night, after mowing the front lawn (it finally stopped raining), the back will have to wait till Saturday (it is still too wet). As well as looking for work, pay bills (not easy with out a job) and looking for sites to look for work. Oh I got a call from a HR person at a CU for a Network administrator job. The only thing is she needed my ok to have my credit report pulled. I said ok to it, thinking there goes another job opportunity but, ......

Posted On Friday, September 4, 2009 10:53 PM

no exercise for me
Wednesday the 2nd, well spent most of the day at Work Scours, taking tests to see if I qualify for grant to take classes for a CCNA. I passed but, boy was my mind tired. Found an interesting news article on Inside Tech, called Stalk Your Way to a New Job. “Interested in a company and need to find a person to contact? Google away. Trying to suss out the guy who’s interviewing you next week? Facebook him!” I used it to find a person I knew at company, I used to work at and found his Email. Also found ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 2, 2009 10:45 PM

Let’s get this up to date….
Today is the 1st of September. Over last week end (29th and 30th) we went down to see our grand son with my in-laws. They ended up staying the night, with my sister in-law, a long with the 10 year old at nice house with a pool. I and my wife stayed at our son’s. But, let me tell you about the trip down and back. 5 persons in a sub-compact car for 4 and half hours. Ow! My legs still hurt a bit. O I forgot to mention that we visited our daughter and grand son at hospital on 22nd and before we left ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 1, 2009 11:19 PM

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