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Offline Matthew

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« on: June 08, 2014, 06:48:46 PM »
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  • I basically lost my job recently.

    I am a contract worker, so it's a bit more complicated than being called in the boss's office one fine day and being laid off or fired.

    I've had this main "client" for my web programming services since 2004. Many of you know who it is (but I'm not interested in having the company's name posted here). They basically hired someone local who can do MOST of my work, and the programming-specific stuff they're just doing without so they can save money.

    I was hoping they wouldn't be able to replace me, since the apparent "replacement" is not a programmer. I was wrong.

    In fact, it's possible this client will continue to have some small amount of work for me (perhaps $200 a month?) and if I wait long enough, they could theoretically have some large projects that need programming work. But the problem is paying the bills until then.

    So now I'm faced with the task of finding another large programming client or main source of income. I've been a contract worker/self-employed/work from home for so long (since 9 months after after I got out of the seminary!) that it's become central to our family's culture and way of life. As such, I'm not entertaining working "outside the home" at this time.

    Right now I'm doing a lot of wondering and praying about what I should do. The uncertainty is not fun; I'll tell you that! In fact, it's very poorly timed as I'm actually not that far from the classic "mid life" point. Maybe I should start a rock band, go back to college, grow my hair long, and buy a red convertible? (Just kidding!)

    I'm not without skills, experience, or drive. But I do have to decide what I want my next job to be, and then I have to find/make it. I just haven't been this "lost" about my future since I was sent away from the Seminary in '03.

    Please keep me and my family in your prayers. We have baby #6 on the way in less than 3 months.
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    Offline wallflower

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    « Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 07:10:03 PM »
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  • Sorry to hear that.  We can't offer much help but prayers that it all works out for you. :pray:



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    « Reply #2 on: June 08, 2014, 07:18:25 PM »
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    What return shall I make to the Lord for all the things that He hath given unto me?

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    « Reply #3 on: June 08, 2014, 07:23:36 PM »
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    May God help!

    St. Joseph, ora pro nobis!
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    Shin

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    « Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 07:36:49 PM »
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    « Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 08:30:01 PM »
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  • Very sorry to learn this, Matthew.

    You shall have my prayers.

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    « Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 08:44:44 PM »
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    Offline MyrnaM

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    « Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 08:49:14 PM »
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  • I have two sons who work for the railroad, they hire every now and then, good pay, good benefits, check their web site at http://www.bnsf.com/.  


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    « Reply #8 on: June 08, 2014, 09:39:47 PM »
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  • San José, ruega por nosotros. (St. Joseph, pray for us)
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    « Reply #9 on: June 08, 2014, 10:26:35 PM »
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    « Reply #10 on: June 08, 2014, 10:30:12 PM »
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    « Reply #11 on: June 09, 2014, 03:57:42 AM »
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  • Quote from: Matthew
    I basically lost my job recently....Right now I'm doing a lot of wondering and praying about what I should do. The uncertainty is not fun; I'll tell you that! In fact, it's very poorly timed as I'm actually not that far from the classic "mid life" point. Maybe I should start a rock band, go back to college, grow my hair long, and buy a red convertible? (Just kidding!)

    I'm not without skills, experience, or drive. But I do have to decide what I want my next job to be, and then I have to find/make it. I just haven't been this "lost" about my future since I was sent away from the Seminary in '03.

    Please keep me and my family in your prayers. We have baby #6 on the way in less than 3 months.


    Matthew, I'm edified by your humility and forthrightness above; particularly on a public forum.

    You've given us the opportunity to be aware of the thoughts, perspectives, and life experiences of others around the world made possible by your idea to create C.I.

    Although disagreements occur here amongst members; nonetheless, it is these disagreements that are stating the reality of the situation of those sharing their experience being a Catholic...hopefully motivating us here (in the end) to put into play; the practice of the Catholic Faith to the best of each one's ability...

    I challenge everyone here (on C.I.) -- in charity; to pray 5-15 decades of the Rosary for the intentions of Matthew and his family. [/b]

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    « Reply #12 on: June 09, 2014, 04:50:19 AM »
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  • I don't understand what you do other than programming of some sort, but keep an eye on Craigslist and don't limit your searches to your area. Working remote, as I assume you do, could mean there are a lot more possible opportunities for you than just your area or state.

    If you could be more specific about what you do or if it's industry specific i.e. banking, energy, engineering, transportation, retail etc., maybe one of us will happen across something like it and can let you know about it.

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    « Reply #13 on: June 09, 2014, 06:12:16 AM »
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  • Connect to me on LinkedIn and see if there is anyone I know who I could introduce you to.

    Might help.

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    « Reply #14 on: June 09, 2014, 07:04:30 AM »
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  • An American told me once that because she was in college that she does not have to repay bank loans, until she is finished college.

     

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