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Yet another job update...

Sep 2, 01:25 PM · from the mouth of Jim

Congratulations Johnny boy and TyTy on your new jobs! Apparently this summer (or is it fall yet—I can’t tell around here) is the time for job activity.

In mid western news, my job life has been like a room full of monkeys with diarrhea. (Hey, on a fun note, you ever looked at the definition of diarrhea?)

About a week and a half ago, our management pulled us all into the afore-mentioned room and informed us that Maxtor had officially notified them that our account was terminated. Due to a 120 day contractual agreement, that put us at a termination date of December 17th. To make the day even better, they proceeded to tell us that there was no transition plan yet and that they basically had no idea what was happening. The only “gurantee is that we don’t have jobs as of that date.”

Strangely, however, Maxtor put up signs in our area on Tuesday inviting us to a Maxtor benefits meeting. We interpreted this as, quite literally, writing on the wall. EDS responded by sending out a request for a meeting on Wednesday to inform us that they still didn’t truly know what Maxtor was going to do with their long term IT, but that all of the contractual wrinkles of trying to get a job with Maxtor had been ironed out. This was good news, but still left us feeling like abandoned, used condoms.

With seemingly no internal EDS jobs in the region and no idea what Maxtor is planning, it was been a damn fun couple of weeks, needless to say. My sourdough starters are the only things keeping me sane. We may have a light at the end of the tunnel today; Maxtor sent out a meeting request this morning to go over their future IT plans at lunch, so hopefully I’ll have an update.

-Jim

 

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  1. jake responds with:

    Well I’ll keep my fingers crossed Jimothy. And no I hadn’t looked up diarrhea before. Thanks!
    · Sep 2, 03:18 PM
  2. Tyler responds with:

    Everyone’s shaking things up. Capital One has been talking about this mass exodus of layoffs they’ve been planning for months, and all the FTE’s (full time employees… not me!) have been shaking in their boots. They finally did it on Tuesday, and only 8 people in my department got laid off (or “redeployed” as they like to call it), but it was all people that are high up on the totem pole. Good people. The corporate world sucks. So on that note, I say good luck Jimmy. I hope everything works out for you, and if there’s anything you don’t like about what they might be offering you, go with your heart and bake bread and take pictures for a living. Or come up with a cure for monkey diarrhea. Whatever your gut tells you. Life’s too short to spend it fearing the uncertainty and the cold, sterile hand of a corporation. There’s a reason we call you “Hippie”.
    · Sep 2, 04:59 PM
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