seeking new employment

I’ve been seeking new employment the past few weeks.  ISP did not work out.  They need someone with more experience who can work without an Engineer, and I need a place with more than just one guy (me), with engineering guidance and mentorship.  I think professional development cannot happen on my own, without an Engineer present.  The Engineer stamping ISP‘s work left for another company; ISP emailed him my drawings, and he emailed them back; but there was no two-way communication, nobody for me to ask questions.  I didn’t meet their learning curve expectations.  Yes, a new Engineer was hired, but a) he didn’t have experience in this type of work, and b) he had no authorization to stamp at ISP.

I’ve been seeking other Engineering Technologist / drafting / designing work.  There are a few places hiring.  I’ve had two offers.  Unsure what I will do.  Aizlynn believes I should branch out on my own and follow my dreams of simple living architecture (i.e. “tiny homes”, to use a blanket description).  This is intriguing, but I still feel I need the mentoring and expertise of professionals.

Once a teacher, always a teacher.  I continue to do sideline work in that.  Not a lot of money in it though.  More just a time-user while I seek other employment.  However, all my students show greatness, so I will not give them up.

More as it comes.

interview for PA at architectural firm

I had an interview yesterday for a position as Personal Assistant to the Director at a local architectural firm.  It’s a part-time position that pays somewhat similar to Flex.  Although I would be ideal for this position (my opinion), it would not be much money.  It could turn into full-time later if things should pan out.  As it turns out, I know two people already there – K and KPKP is working as a Technologist in Training.  I don’t know if K is a full Technologist (C.Tech) yet.  I’ll know by Mon. or Tues. next week.

holiday outside the box (or inside the box)

Now here’s an idea that, upon first look, seems kooky.  Vacation in prison.  But, having lived in South Korea for many years, I know that work can take its toll on a person.  The busy busy busy, go go go, workaholic lifestyle wears a person thin.  Enter: Prison.  Well, a place that apparently resembles prison.

Prison Inside Me: Providing Koreans peace and solitude in a cell

One only has to Google “prison hotel” to get prison vacation destination ideas.

Yes, I get it.  But … what about self-restraint?  (Unintentional play on words.)  Book a simple place somewhere, without annoying people all over the damn place, vendors hungry for money, where peace and quiet are the norm.  Buy a tent, go camping.  Don’t bring your Winnebago.  Not even your VW Westfalia.  Just you and a tent.

Not the outdoorsy type?  Go stay in a small prairie town hotel.  Go to Cadillac, SK.  Or Fort Smith, NT.  Take a simple “cruise” on BC Ferries up the Inside Passage.  But I guess all of these offer distraction after distraction, noise, people all over, and / or lack of solitude.

min. 3 years experience

I’ve been searching non-stop for employment since convocation in April.  I have had a few interviews and spoke with several employers, but pretty much all positions posted online require minimum 3 years’ experience.  There are repeat job listings rewritten with “This is not an entry-level position” included in the job description.

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