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October 26, 2005


Well, I promised "more later".

It's now later.  Here's more.

Those of you who know me know that I worked for the Orange Jack(ass) - that is to say, Cingular Wireless.

And yes - that's worked  - as in past tense, as in "did, but not now".

As you all know, Cingular bought out AT&T Wireless, which I lovingly (?) referred to as "the Death Star" (where I got that reference, I can't remember, not that it matters right now).  You'll recall that I lambasted the AT&T Wireless CIO (Chief Information Officer) royally for helping to put the company in that position.

(SIDE NOTE:  By no means is Chris Corrado solely responsible for the demise of AT&T Wireless - CEO John Zeglis and the rest of his trained monkeys played their part, certainly - but Corrado didn't help things any.)

As a result of the buyout, we'd pretty much been casting our eyes upward at the imaginary guillotine hanging over our heads.  Two months ago today, that guillotine fell on my head.  My last day was yesterday.

Thus, a company that netted $222 million this last quarter alone can't afford a $40,000 techie.

The Orange Jack(ass) is supposedly real big on its reputation - what other people think of them.  Here's one guy who thinks Cingular's reputation is dogshit.

So now I gotta go find a new gig.  Posting may or may not be sporadic, depending on interview schedules, casting résumés hither & yon, that sort of thing.

Stay tuned.

Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant at October 26, 2005 05:31 PM

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I'll keep you in my prayers, hon. *hug!*


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at October 26, 2005 08:20 PM

Sorry about the job situation. You will be in my prayers.

Posted by: David Hartung at October 26, 2005 08:57 PM

An aside: The Death Star reference comes from Bloom County.

Posted by: Random Numbers at October 26, 2005 10:42 PM

Hang in there!

Posted by: Elephant Man at October 27, 2005 04:12 AM

Thanks, guys.  Y'all are the best.

Posted by: Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant at October 27, 2005 10:14 PM

I think I have that Bloom County strip in my collection somewhere.

Posted by: Alan K. Henderson at October 27, 2005 11:05 PM

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