I had some dreams ... they were klowns in my koffee.

(With apologies to Carly Simon)

This is my journey through job transition from a toxic environment to a better life. Join me for a few thoughts and a few laughs along the way.
What are "klowns in my koffee"? They are the factors large and small that make you less than you are. A "klown" can be a grossly incompetent boss,
a short-sighted policy or a moronic coworker. They won't kill you, at least not immediately, but they abrade the soul
as you scrape past them to get through the day. Sometimes it's best to dump them out of the cup.


Day 48 - Kareer Resources

This was a day to get in gear in terms of job search. While we are still covered with dense gray clouds, the steady drizzle has let up and a patch of more lightly-colored clouds can be seen to the west.

Search engine, anyone? We all know that networking is the key, but knowledge of the market keeps your eyes wide open. The resume search optimization site, reCareered, published their list of the Top 30 Job Boards for 2010 (http://recareered.blogspot.com/2010/02/top-30-job-boards-for-2010.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Recareered+%28reCareered%29), a good link to keep close.

If one truly wants to drown in data, flail to the surface and gasp for digits, 100 Search Engines in 100 Days(http://websearch.about.com/library/tableofcontents/blsearchenginetableofcontents.htm for you. The focus is not job search, though this topic can be found among the resources. Never again will you want for a resource for bar trivia with a list like this. Many thanks, Kevin, for forwarding this link.

I spent some time on the roof with the wildlife removal guy today. While Ashton Kutcher is tweeting that he's in some restaurant somewhere, I can counter that I'm on a roof in 45 degree weather hanging onto a jar of raccoon testicles. From the odor, I suspect that male raccoons have trouble dating and must rely on eHarmony.com. The product is sold as "Raccoon Eviction Fluid." There's one that smells even worse called "Vanish." Jim the wildlife guy used both of them to increase the chances of success. It's possible that Jim has trouble dating also. And, since I can't seem to get this stuff off my hands, my romantic evening similarly seems endangered.

And then it started raining again.

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