March 05, 2005

Situation Wanted

I have been made redundant by changes in the organization structure. Yes, that really is the reason. The firm I've been contracting at has decided to phase out the Milwaukee office and run everything out of Chicago. They may even hire another person from the Chicago area to cover what I've been doing. There are both efficiencies and inefficiencies which come from this but it is not a desperate cost-cutting measure or a sign the economy is in trouble. They are spending a billion and a half in one other large market, and will spend something like two and a half million putting up additional sites in the Milwaukee market. The root cause is management philosophy.

I'll be okay. I have another week to go, a month's food in the pantry and freezer, four month's take-home in the cashflow account, zero debt, and the firm I contract thru has already informed Unemployment that I am entitled. I'm not about to drop out of the labor market, but I can afford to narrow my search and take my time. I'm not going to enhance my leisure index either. The wee wifey expects our other property to be ready to move to very quickly now.

I don't have all the latest skills, but I have twenty five years of computer background, extensive manufacturing knowledge, and the ability to pick up an application and run with it. I've been in cellular network optimisation the last five years, industrial control computers before that, and am pretty much of a plug-and-play geek. Short term contracts and any shift are both welcome. Greater Milwaukee area only, except for brief assignments; I've travelled on a couple of those before. Serious inquiries only.

Posted by triticale at March 5, 2005 12:03 AM

Wanna come teach math? We have a couple of openings at my school. And, you know how easy we teachers have it--great health care, summers off . . . :)

Seriously, though, good luck. Take care of yourself.

Posted by: folkbum at March 6, 2005 02:49 PM
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