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Subject:RE: RE: Get your resume together From:"Giordano, Connie" <Connie -dot- Giordano -at- FMR -dot- COM> To:TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 26 Jul 2000 09:06:14 -0400
Now for .02 that's really off-topic.
I prefer working as full-time salaried for many of the reasons Martha
mentioned. But, no matter how good or monstrous your current situation is,
ALWAYS have your resume up-to-date. Good rule of thumb for salaried
types--six months into a new position (either new hire or promotion) update
it. That way when the biodegradable matter strikes the rotating air
circulation device, you'll have one less thing to panic over.
From: ROGERS, MARTHA (CONTRACTOR) [mailto:MARTHA -dot- ROGERS -at- DFAS -dot- MIL]
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2000 9:00 AM
Subject: OT: RE: Get your resume together
I'm a digest subscriber so this message may be tardy but I've got two cents
burning a hole in my pocket...
>rebecca rachmany" wrote. . .
> It amazes me how many of the requests for help on this list get at least
> answer which advises the writer to get his resume together.Incidentally,
> seems to me that many of these responses come from those who are
> contractors or contracting company owners, that is, those who don't have
> deal with other people's inane decisions for longer than the lifetime of
> their current project.
I agree. Polishing your resume seems to be a pretty drastic solution for
run-of-the-mill office politics and work dilemmas.
Then Andrew Plato responded...
>One of the main reasons most of us go independent is because we grow
>permanently disgusted with the childish antics of bosses who deserve to be
>executed for crimes against humanity.
I'd say the punishment doesn't quite fit the crime.
Andrew Plato also said. . .
>If you're dealing with a moron - the only way you can get away clean and
>ruin your life is to run away. Morons will never learn, never wise-up, and
>never mature. They will defend their stupidity to the grave. Because in
>mind, their moronic ideas are the only "correct" ideas.
>...So is the answer to fire up your resume and move? Most of the time -
>Why deal with morons? You have to look out for number 1.
I've worked under grants and government contracts both as a freelancer and
as a salaried employee. And yes, there are stupid people everywhere but
they haven't ruined my life. If I had packed up and moved on at the first
sign of idiocy, I'd never have finished a project. Many of us prefer the
steady income, benefits, relative stability, and long-term working
relationships (and feuds) that a salaried position can provide. You
establish kinship with like-minded co-workers and avoid the morons as often
as possible. Running away is like letting them win. I'd do that only in
the most drastic of situations.