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It has almost been a year since I started my job, and so I will soon be unemployed yet again (see below entry from one year ago) I did a good job for them, and they need someone to keep doing what I have been doing, but it is a matter of company policy.
Only new grads get non-temp jobs, and temp jobs can't last more than one year. This will be the 3rd time Agilent has discarded me. I know they will ask me back 6 months after that, I must find another good job before then so I can tell the to shove it up their asses.
You might be a vampire if...
[ ]...No [X]...Yes
[X]You have a strong desire for and/or Stimulation by blood (sexual, revitalizing or otherwise)
[X]You have a nameless craving that can never quite be fulfilled
[X]People you get close to tend to become tired, weary and upset a lot around you
[X]People tend to find you interesting at first, then begin to avoid you
[X]Even when surrounded by others, you always feel alone
[X]You tend to be a night person by nature (because you may feel more comfortable and "alive" at this time)
[X]You have had a strong interest in vampires(in any aspect of the genre) probably since puberty onwards
[ ]You have had a strong interest in vampires since a traumatic event occured in your life
[X]You don't get sick often, or if you do, the maladies are often strange or severe
[X]You are a fast healer
[X]Sex tends to leave you feeling revitalized and full of energy
[X]You have drank blood before or would like to, if you could
[\]You enjoy imbibing sexual fluids because of the vitality they contain
[ ]Electrical appliances and you don't generally tend to get along well (watches stop often, computers malfunction for no reason, microwaves start up by themselves, etc)
[ ]You prefer rich fabrics, tastes, scents etc.
[X]You are very sensitive to sensory extremes (strong scents, rough textures, sour tastes,etc)
[X]You feel totally different on some elemental,intu
[X]You feel you don't belong in this century, maybe even this world
[X]You believe in reincarnation and maybe even have had past life visions
[X]Your dreams are often extremely vivid and sometimes result in cases of deja vu
[X]You easily "trance out" or find yourself detached from the world
[X]You posess an ability similar to ESP (or are highly intuitive in general)
[X]People often find you very empathetic to how they feel
[X]People often either trust you completely or think you are very dangerous.
[ ]Your style of clothing tends to be more on the dramatic side
[X]Your relationships tend to be very rocky and emotionally unstable
[X]Your relationships tend to be very intense and passionate
[X]People tell you that you are too intense/an "enigma"/"dark hole"/add similar phrase here
[X]You look younger than you are (when you're beyond twenty years of age) or look older than you are (when you are younger than 20 yrs of age)
[ ]You can see and/or read auras
[X]Animals tend to get along well with you
[ ]You have good, natural "magickal" abilities (if you do spells, etc, usually they work)
[X]You have only one or two friends/lovers who really understand you and whom you get along with
[X]When you will things to happen, they usually do
[X]You can often easily tell how other people are feeling
[X]You feel sick/get rashes/etc in the daytime when the sun is shining
[ ]You suffer from allergi
Snipped from RD's Diary
I still think these are kinda silly
1. Smoked a cigarette:Yes
2. Smoked a cigar: Yes
3. Snorted coke: Yes
4. Smoked Weed: Yes
5. Been high: Yes
6. Had sex: Yes
7. Said "I hope you die" to someone: No
8. Tried to kill someone: Yes :(
9. Tried to kill yourself: No
10. Got in a fist fight: Yes
11. Lied to your parents: Yes
12. Given someone a bruise: Yes
13. Ditched someone: Yes
14. Freak danced: Yes
15. Stole something: Yes
16. Cut yourself: Yes
17. Skipped school: Yes
18. Hung up on someone: Yes
19. Threw up at school: No
20. Done someone else's make-up: Yes
21. Kissed someone of the same sex: Yes
22. Had a burping contest: Yes
23. Snuck out: Yes
24. Been to a school dance: Yes
25. Thought your teacher was hot: Yes
26. Swore in front of your parents: Yes
27. Drank alcohol: Yes
28. Dyed your hair: Yes
29. Gone skinny dipping: Yes
30. Took pills you weren't suppose to: Yes
31. Lied to a friend: Yes
32. Stab a friend in the back: Yes
33. Got drunk: Yes
34: Got so drunk you forgot your name: No
35. Kissed someone of opposite sex: Yes
36. Had anal sex: Yes
37. Ever been in love: Yes
38. Had sex in public: Yes
39. Been dumped: Yes
40. Been tied up sexually: Yes
41. Made out with a stranger: Yes
42. Been on a blind date: Yes
43. Been cheated on: Yes
My cell phone was almost dead so I had it pluged in while I checked my messages.
My cat's "toy on a string" was tangeled up in the phone cord and so my cat was trying to play, thus pulling on my phone and annoying me.
I grabbed the cat toy and flung it so that it would spin around and untwist from the cord and it happened to fly around and hit me on the nose.
At that moment Ellpea made a grab for the toy and accidentally almost ripped my face off. :(
(thanks ellpea ...)
in my badge slot :p
After over 6 months of looking for a good job I have almost found one :p
I'll be going back to work for the same company, Agilent Technologies, on May 15th. It is pretty close by, the pay is great and the hours are pretty flexable
I say I "almost" found a good job because no one around here is actually hiring people in my industry anymore. So even tho I have a 4 year BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, and good experiance in my field, I will be working as a temp ...
It means there is no security, no paid time off, no benifits, and no future. After 1 year at the most the contract will end and I'll be looking again.
For anyone who may be interested, here is how it works.
Agilent *used* to be one of the top rated employeers in the world, they had great pay, the best benifits and a real family feel. It was *the* company to work for when I graduated from college and I considered myself lucky to get a job there.
Then the founders died, the company changed hands, and they started to not care about the employees. They had me training large groups of foreigners how to do my job for about 1/7th the pay. They video taped all of the classes I taught so they wouldn't need me afterwards.
Oh, they still needed some people in the US, so to save more money they started letting older people go and hiring young kids right out of school at much less pay, the more experianced workers had to teach the new peolple how to do their jobs if they wanted to get an severance pay and good referances.
Now they only give real jobs to kids fresh out of school. When they need someone with experinace they hire you as a temp to do one big job and then they get rid of you.
So, in summary:
They fuck you, and then they fuck you, and then they fuck you ...
I think these are silly
(_)= What i have done... (x)= What I haven't ever done
( ) BEEN DRUNK
( ) SMOKED POT
( ) KISSED A MEMBER OF THE OPPOSITE SEX
( ) KISSED A MEMBER OF THE SAME SEX
( ) CRASHED A FRIEND'S CAR
(x) BEEN TO JAPAN
( ) RODE IN A TAXI
( ) HAD ANAL SEX
( ) BEEN IN LOVE
( ) HAD SEX
( ) HAD SEX IN PUBLIC
( ) BEEN DUMPED
( ) SHOPLIFTED
( ) BEEN FIRED
( ) BEEN IN A FIST FIGHT
( ) HAD A THREESOME
( ) SNUCK OUT OF MY PARENT'S HOUSE
( ) BEEN TIED UP (SEXUALLY)
( ) BEEN CAUGHT MASTURBATING
( ) PISSED ON MYSELF
( ) HAD SEX WITH A MEMBER OF THE SAME SEX
(x) BEEN ARRESTED
( ) MADE OUT WITH A STRANGER
( ) STOLE SOMETHING FROM MY JOB
( ) WENT ON A BLIND DATE
( ) LIED TO A FRIEND
( ) HAD A CRUSH ON A TEACHER
( ) SKIPPED SCHOOL
( ) SLEPT WITH A CO-WORKER
(x) BEEN SKYDIVING
( ) BEEN DUMPSTER DIVING
(x) WALKED IN ON FRIENDS HAVING SEX
( ) WALKED IN ON MY PARENTS HAVING SEX
( ) BEEN CAUGHT HAVING SEX
( ) LIED JUST TO COVER MY OWN ASS
(x) CUT SOMEONE AND MADE THEM BLEED
(x) TOLD SOMEONE I LOVED THEM JUST TO MAKE ME OR THEM FEEL BETTER OR LIED ABOUT LOVEING SOMEONE PERIOD
( ) EGGED A RANDOM CAR
( ) BEEN TO A DIFFERENT COUNTRY
( ) BEEN IN THE BACKSEAT OF A POLICE CAR
( ) EGGED A RANDOM HOUSE
( ) BEEN EXPELLED/SUSPE
( ) CHEATED ON MY BOYFRIEND/GIRL
(x) FLED THE AUTHORITIES OF A FORIEN LAND
(x) HAD SEX ON A BUS
(x) MADE A BOMB THREAT
( ) MADE OUT WITH SOMEONE OF THE SAME SEX
( ) MADE OUT WITH SOMEONE OF THE OPPISITE SEX
I've been all over the state of California so far in 2006.
Spent New Year's in L.A., that next week in Tahoe, and I just got back from Eureka.
I seem to be interested in travel, and so time of work makes that do-able.
Where to next?
Sonoma County: It is beautiful here, but it is also very expensive, and good jobs are very hard to find. Still, I had some reasons to stay here.
1) I had a house/area I liked a lot but I was forced to move out in mid Oct. I was unable to find a place in the same city in time that I could afford, so now I live about a 30 min drive west of there. I could just as well moved much further to another nice area, but ...
2) I had a great paying job that I liked a lot, but I was laid off in mid Nov. (I'm an electrical engineer, my job was sent overseas) It has been almost two months now with no real work. I'm still looking. Since I don't have the house or the job anymore, I could move somewhere I like were there actualy are good jobs except ...
3) I had a serious girlfriend who didn't want to leave here, but we broke up in early Dec. She was kinda open to moving away when I never would have. Now she still has a house she loves and a great paying job, and things between us haven't been that good for a while anyways.
I can just feel my roots to this area melt away.
Do I have other good reasons to stay? My family is close, but I see them infrequently anyway, and I could travel to see them a few times a year and they would see me as often as they do now. So, staying to keep them close, when I haven't been seeing them doesn't feel like a good reason.
Oh, I'm in 'North of Malibu', this really fun surf band. It alone isn't a good reason to stay, but it was just about my last reason to not want to move away. I found out just this morning that our drummer is moving to Kansas in Feb. and that will be it for the band.
Sure, I could keep looking for a good job here, while I keep looking for a place I'd like to live near by. Sooner or later I'll meet another great local gal, and I know I can find another band to play with in the area, but do I really want to?