RE: RE: Get your resume together

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.

Connie Giordano

-----Original Message-----
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 -
Hell yes.
>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.

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