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Old 02-23-2012, 11:15 PM   #3071 (permalink)
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Surely not the same Potsdam.
Opps my bad spelling. I'm pretty sure it was. A place called the Little Red Shoe Hut. I usually live close to Campy, remember.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:49 AM   #3072 (permalink)
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:44 AM   #3073 (permalink)
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:45 PM   #3074 (permalink)
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Opps my bad spelling. I'm pretty sure it was. A place called the Little Red Shoe Hut. I usually live close to Campy, remember.
I've never heard of it.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:48 PM   #3075 (permalink)
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I'm touched Bithead...thank you...It's special to be in a siggie hehehe.

Rhian, so is it like being drunk or just like taking nyquil here one minute gone the next? How are you feeling about the progress, are you feeling hopeful? I read the blogs during and after the testing at the Mayo and I was amazed at everything they did and all the information you got back.

Fluxquanta, I'm a big town gir in a small town country. Montreal is a huge city...for Canada. But in general Canada is made up of tiny towns and villages. Personally I can't imagine living in an area where everyone knew me and my whole family. There's comfort in the anonymous.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:57 PM   #3076 (permalink)
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Bithead, it's tired, but it's better to have tried and failed, than to have never tried at all. What did anybody ever learn from success anyway? You're awesome, you work hard and you have a good head on your shoulders. That's all you need.
Thanks Marina.

This was definitely something FAR out of my so-called "comfort zone". Ever since I can remember, I've been pretty conservative when it came to work/career... at least, from a job selection perspective. I AM satisfied to have tried this very "unlike me" thing. Not so satisfied to have failed. (A few more cheesy spirit-lifting sayings are coming to mind.)
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I had a 90 minute "consultative interview" this morning with the President/CEO and CFO of a local Logistics company. (I know the President/CEO from the community where I live and we've been in touch about the possibility of me coming on-board for about 5 months now.) From the get-go (5 months ago) I was very candid with her about my aspirations to make Trading my full-time vocation.

Anyways, our meeting was a mix of casual discussion, consultation (picking my brain), and interview. If I had to guess, it will turn into a 6-month consultative job where I come in and assess their entire I.T. situation (people, hardware, software, network, etc.) and build an action plan/roadmap to get them where they want to be. Right now, it's a mess because there's been no one bridging the gap between The Business and I.T. The techies are just doing "break/fix" in an attempt to meet the needs of anyone who might walk up to their desk.

About 30 minutes after our meeting, the CFO sent me a Linked-In request

I timed the commute. I was 6 minutes from my door to the parking lot. It's 1 minute from my gym. Oh... and traffic was bad today because of the snowfall overnight.

For anyone that is on the fence as to whether or not "networking" in their own industry or community works, just do it. It can't hurt. You never know when you might need to call upon them.
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About 30 minutes after our meeting, the CFO sent me a Linked-In request
As a colleague?
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:52 PM   #3079 (permalink)
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Fluxquanta, I'm a big town gir in a small town country. Montreal is a huge city...for Canada. But in general Canada is made up of tiny towns and villages. Personally I can't imagine living in an area where everyone knew me and my whole family. There's comfort in the anonymous.
Montreal is amazing. It's almost hard to believe a city like that is so close to here.
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As a colleague?
Yes, that's how job offers are made these days.
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