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The good is that the grown-ups are back in charge.

The bad is that the Bush economy, almost like a parting love note from the Drunk, began affecting me directly and personally Monday. I am no longer a salaried employee of $employer, but a "Project Plus" employee. This means that I'm paid by the hour for billable tasks. The downside is that my income fortnight-to-fortnight is an uncertain thing. The upside is that I can look for projects from sources other than $employer to fill that time. That's not really that much of an upside, because it's additional hassle. I suppose the real upside is that I'm not laid off -- more than I can say for some of my colleagues. To say nothing of so many others.

Hey, need someone to do some security consulting? Drop me a line and let's talk -- my credentials and experience are impeccable, and my rates are reasonable. If you don't need some security consulting, maybe you know someone who does.

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Date: 2009-01-21 12:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wordweaverlynn.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry.

I can't remember the last time my f-list went more than a few days without someone being laid off.

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Date: 2009-01-21 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] docstrange.livejournal.com
Following up -- Did you receive some files from me...?

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Date: 2009-01-21 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] holzman.livejournal.com
I have not -- there were some DNS troubles with winterdream.org yesterday if that's when you sent them. Could you resend?

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Date: 2009-01-21 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] docstrange.livejournal.com
Yes, it was. Will resend now.

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Date: 2009-01-21 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littleblueworld.livejournal.com
Ugh. I'm so sorry. My father was laid off recently (as creative director of an ad agency. They laid off all their writers) but they continue to hire him by project--no benefits and no guaranteed salary.

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Date: 2009-01-24 03:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] numaari.livejournal.com
I'm sorry, too. I've been so scared of being bumped down to part-time and losing my benefits... Hope that things will be okay for the both of you!

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Date: 2009-01-28 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] girlonajourney1.livejournal.com
off topic, but hello.
I acutally found you through a mutual group we belong to on fetlife, I read your journal and like what I saw so I added you, I hope that is okay.

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Date: 2009-01-29 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] holzman.livejournal.com
I don't mind at all -- welcome to the party!

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