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Left my job early (the contract was to run through August) last Friday after yet another incident with the Technical Lead on the contract.

As my best friend noted when she had a similar issue:

"I'm too old for this shit..."

The more stress felt by the Lead, the tighter the grip on EVERYTHING--even to the point of folder structures and naming conventions.  Passive/Aggressive interactions left me just wondering what was going to happen next--praise or criticism

"I'm too old for this shit..."

So even though they really want me to come back and see if we can "work things out", I don't see that cat changing her stripes. Her behavior cost them not only me, but a new tech writer, three weeks into the contract, quit the week before me.

"I'm too old for this shit..."

So I am back looking for new work again.
  • Mood: Pain
  • Listening to: Local news
  • Reading: Star Carrier Book Six
  • Watching: Puppies
  • Eating: Ice cubes
  • Drinking: Coffee at the moment
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Been playing catch up since coming back from Dad's funeral.

Took the Rusty Pilot  ground school last weekend (sponsored by AOPA). I'm looking to take some mountain flying courses as well since I learned to fly back in the midwest where you don't have these "bumps" you can run into.

The R.P. program gets you sign off for your FAA ground school requirements and then I have a year to work on getting left seat time so I'll be current again.

Still Looking for work. Had two positions I was to interview for get cancelled last Friday due to budget issues.

Hyperion (the desktop), has started acting up, so I'm doing a lot of my work off of the laptop now. Going to build a new desktop ($$$ I don't have to spend is getting spent).

TripleHead2go unit (for driving the three monitors as one) died as well (found a used one on eBay-hopefully it will work for a long time as well).

The TH2G Analog version is end of life for Matrox, so at some point here soon (probably), I'll need to get digital version and cables for the monitors (at least I won't have to replace them since they are already plumbed for digital and analog).
  • Mood: Pain
  • Listening to: NPR
  • Watching: Puppies sleep after breakfast
  • Drinking: Coffee at the moment
My father lost his battle with Parkinson's this morning. He was at home, in bed with Mom, like he has been for the last 50+ years, and went in his sleep.

While I didn't get to see him before he died, I know he's in a better place now than he was. No more wheelchair, no more unable to get up, dress himself, bathe--all those little things we take for granted daily.

Now I will head back to the farm and help bury him.
  • Mood: Pain
  • Listening to: NPR
  • Watching: Puppies sleep after breakfast
  • Drinking: Coffee at the moment

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Steve Hayhurst
United States
Technical Writer in the Seattle Washington area.
Left my job early (the contract was to run through August) last Friday after yet another incident with the Technical Lead on the contract.

As my best friend noted when she had a similar issue:

"I'm too old for this shit..."

The more stress felt by the Lead, the tighter the grip on EVERYTHING--even to the point of folder structures and naming conventions.  Passive/Aggressive interactions left me just wondering what was going to happen next--praise or criticism

"I'm too old for this shit..."

So even though they really want me to come back and see if we can "work things out", I don't see that cat changing her stripes. Her behavior cost them not only me, but a new tech writer, three weeks into the contract, quit the week before me.

"I'm too old for this shit..."

So I am back looking for new work again.
  • Mood: Pain
  • Listening to: Local news
  • Reading: Star Carrier Book Six
  • Watching: Puppies
  • Eating: Ice cubes
  • Drinking: Coffee at the moment

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