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Audacity

I would not advise moving to Georgia since all us PDs might be getting tossed out on our butts soon.

manda

Finding a job sux. I heard panhandling gets some good cash! (kidding) R u good with peddle bikes or motor bikes?

Steve S

There's always resume writing...

HighwayMunky

You could try getting on your bike, with bags and a tent, set off cycling, see where you end up, pick up a job on the way if you need money and i'm sure that someone will be in need of one the many skills you have down the road. See some of the world that you havn't yet.

Scoplaw

Hmm. Good suggestions. I'm thinking about becoming a pirate or an astronaut. Given the funding uncertainty in GA, I'd ask Audacity if she'd be interested in a side-kick role, but doubt she'd be into playing second fiddle.

jlkj;jk;

ever suspect that blogging might be hurting your chances of getting a job?

Scoplaw

No more than waterskiing, I think.

Why do you suggest this?

Kat

I'd go with a career as a pirate...much more flexibility, more holidays and better pay. You'd have way more time to write poetry!

jfakljfdk

blogging reveals much about a personality that might not be compatible with the mentality of a hiring committee who may have googled you, or know that you blog. job hunting is a bit like playing poker. and even if you're holding great cards, blogging is a tell, and has the potential to make you seem like a weaker player.

Scoplaw

Yeah, I hear you, to an extent. Blogging actually is a constructed/literary personality; in fact, it's no stretch to say that we all respond differently in different social situations. There is no "basic" personality we use to interact with our sick grandmothers, our highschool friends, a potential client, an employer, or your 5 year old.

And if a PD hiring committee isn't smart enough to figure that out. . .well. . .

And if they're not going to hire me because I write poetry and build bicycles, there's again, not much to say to that. Beyond that an office that displays such a petty attitude and makes crucial decisions (like hiring) based on extraneous factors won't be an office that's likely to promote fairly, or train well.

Kat

"an office that displays such a petty attitude and makes crucial decisions (like hiring) based on extraneous factors won't be an office that's likely to promote fairly, or train well."

Well said. And as more and more people join the world of Blogging, that kind of discrimination by employers may not be met with much tolerance.

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