Showing posts from April, 2013

The final Bad Tat Tuesday!

Loyal readers, I think this whole theme has just about run its course now.  (several of you mumble something about this whole blog has run its course, and I agree) So today I will clean out the bad tat folder and that will be that.  For the record, as I have told several people I am not anti-tat, I actually really think that most are very cool.  It is just the bad work or the weird themed ones that I find peculiar. And without further ado, here we go... Wow, bad work and the kinda 3-D look? You only jizz 5 times? That is actually pretty cool! That is actually not cool.  That is horrific. Nice use of the belly button. One word - Unemployable. These *are* the droids I am looking for! Amazing work, but scary. Worst ever. This is way cool! Another scary and WTF one. I am as big a Trek fan as there is, but no way. Even burly guys can appreciate a tramp stamp...

Job loss, Fork in the road, Apply your metephor here

These past two weeks have been rather tough here at casa del Skydad.  My company, Cisco Systems, has gone through yet another Limited Restructuring (read layoff).  This has happened a few times in the past and they have shuffled some people around, dissolved some business units, and I have made it through. But this one was different.  This one hit very close to home.  My two best friends that I work with, Isy and Kerry, both were laid off along with another team member.  And we found out that all of the work our group was doing is going to China and India. Did I mention I am a technical writer?  And all of our work is going to other countries with English as a second language?  I'll pause and let that sink in for a moment... That's right, it appears that all of the smoke up the ass blowing about our people are our greatest asset is secondary to handing our work to teams that will do it for half the cost. You want to know the worst part about my friends getting laid off?