SPUG: just found out I'm looking for work again

Chad Cassady chad.cassady at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 10:59:32 PST 2013


I accepted a job offer yesterday.

Thank you guys again. See ya at the next meetup.


On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 3:01 PM, Chad Cassady <chad.cassady at gmail.com>wrote:

> Yesterday morning I was let go from my position as a sysadmin at a local
> startup. I was wondering if anybody knew of some open position coming up
> that I should chase after.
> You guys were incredibly supportive last time around (It was only last
> summer I was looking for my first IT job). It was really a great experience.
> I realize it's kinda sketchy that I lasted only 5 months at my first
> sysadmin gig, but I've got references, several of whom will say my
> departure was less than totally my fault (tactfully put). I haven't had too
> much trouble telling the story to prospective employers and not getting
> positive feedback. I've actually been looking for work for more than a
> month, intending on leaving that job. I'll say no more.
> Having been absent awhile: I was the guy who was just learning Perl and
> wanted to learn C next, and was hoping to find a job. When I got one I quit
> showing up for the meetings because I was working a lot.
> I hear Marchex is looking for a sysadmin and I'm about to apply because
> the view from the office is spectacular. Other than that, if anybody knows
> who some good places to work in town are, let me know. Feeling a lot more
> confident this time.
> I'll be there in April with some code for you guys to look over. I was
> almost done with a little thing using WWW::Mechanize::Firefox to automate
> some tasks with their terrible API-less Rails app they called a ticketing
> system. I'm sure my approach could have been cleaner, so that'll be nice to
> get some experienced eyes on.
> Thanks for everything,
> Chad
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