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29 Aug 01 - 05:27 AM (#537289)
Subject: TTFN?
From: GeorgeH

Our parent company has decided to shut down its Cambridge UK operation, and with it my Internet connection . . We are assured we will still have connectivity until the end of September, but aren't persuaded of the accuracy of that information!

So if I suddenly disappear - you now know why! But don't cheer too loudly - I'll be back someday, honest. (I'll get the "bad penny" reference in before anyone else.)

Note that the only email address which is still sure to get to me is: chrishawes atonetel dotnet dotuk.

Just remember - if I do disappear I'll be missing y'all!

Regards

George


29 Aug 01 - 05:37 AM (#537292)
Subject: TT, but only FN!
From: Steve Parkes

Bad luck, mate. Does that mean they'll be shutting you down as well? Maybe we ought to start up a Mudcat job-seeker network?

Steve


29 Aug 01 - 06:01 AM (#537306)
Subject: RE: BS: TTFN?
From: GUEST,Dita (at work)

You will be missed George, speedy returns, all the best
love, john.


29 Aug 01 - 07:34 AM (#537340)
Subject: RE: BS: TTFN?
From: GeorgeH

Oh, I should have said . . If anyone's looking for a Technical Author in/near Cambridge UK I'd be very pleased to hear from them . .

But this may be a request that's beyond Mudcat's extensive power!

Thanks for the nice words, too!

G.


29 Aug 01 - 09:40 AM (#537413)
Subject: RE: BS: TTFN?
From: katlaughing

George, I hope you won't be dis-connected for long. If you have the capability, some other way, I saw a ton of technical writer jobs, some offsite, listed at www.monster.com and also there are a lot of telecommuter writing jobs listed at WriterFind, and at Telecomutting Jobs. Most of those are US connected, but WriterFind has an international listing and if you work off-site I don't think it matters, anyway.

Good luck and please come back when you are able...even check in once in awhile form a library?!

ALl the best,

kat


29 Aug 01 - 11:34 AM (#537498)
Subject: RE: BS: TTFN?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull

Take care George, gome back when you can.john


29 Aug 01 - 11:13 PM (#537903)
Subject: RE: BS: TTFN?
From: Jon Freeman

Only a couple of weeks ago you said goodbye to me. I ended up staying but cutting a lot of time I spent here out. I realise things are different for you and I hope things work out for you and that if/ when you do lose your connection that you get back on line soon.

Good luck,

Jon


30 Aug 01 - 07:31 AM (#538018)
Subject: RE: BS: TTFN?
From: GeorgeH

Well I'm just out of the "this is what's happening" meeting and things are less clear than ever . . looks like I'll be around for the next month or so but with nothing to do (except Mudcat!!) - sorry for the false alarm, 'thought it's only a stay of execution (a wind-down rather than a chop, for technical reasons I won't bore you with!)

Thanks for the good wishes, folks . . and Kat, thanks VERY much for the links - which I'll follow up next week.

Now we're off to visit a friend in Lausanne for the next 5 days . . .

G.


30 Aug 01 - 09:23 AM (#538059)
Subject: RE: BS: TTFN?
From: Grab

Dunno about technical author, but Pi Technology in Milton (www.pitechnology.com) are always on the lookout for new software engineers...

Graham.


30 Aug 01 - 09:24 AM (#538061)
Subject: RE: BS: TTFN?
From: Grab

Dunno about technical author, but Pi Technology in Milton (www.pitechnology.com) are always on the lookout for new software engineers...

Graham.


30 Aug 01 - 10:51 AM (#538117)
Subject: RE: BS: TTFN?
From: Mary in Kentucky

I love it when a Brit says y'all! ;-)

George, I really empathize with the job uncertainty. In one job I was lied to for a complete year about the future of our department, and in another I got the ax very quickly...there is no good way. I'll PM you some info I learned about Internet job boards and telecommuting resources.

Mary


30 Aug 01 - 11:09 AM (#538130)
Subject: RE: BS: TTFN?
From: GeorgeH

Thanks, all . .

Mary, I look forward to hearing from you (but no rush, as I said, I'm away for a few days . . )

And Graham, I wouldn't flatter myself by claiming to be a software engineer (well, I could write a reasonable FORTRAM programme 25 years ago, and my 6502 Assembler's not bad, but these days that hardly qualifies . . )

Cheers - you folk don't know how comforting you all are!

George