Job Ops in Melbourne Australia!  

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wow, do I wish I could work in this new IT world!! I could see myself in the place of my dreams; Australia!! Working for one of the top 500 websites in the world? Not too shabby! BUT, since I can't, here's the link for all of you lucky bloaks! :) These are awesome, top rated opportunities that I would've died to have when I was a young, geeky, IT professional! God, I envy you!!!!!

Back in the day - yes, I used that line!!lol - when I was in my late teens I proudly toted my KayPro 4'84 around, running the only 24/7 BBS in the Northern California area(at 300BPM!?!) and founding the Crescent City Computer Users Group. I thought I was all that and a bag of chips! I even went to Denny's Corporate office in LaMirada, CA to teach them how to use the Accounts Receivables software they were attempting to implement...

I was also running my own computerized bookkeeping company as well as working for JAJones Construction as payroll clerk and bookkeeper on the Pelican Bay Prison project. I taught them how to computerize all of their accounting and payroll and was set to travel the world! I'd just been offered a job that would put me in Egypt - I was unstoppable - until I met my first husband; Jake... I won't even go there! I'll just say 2 years of hell and inevitable bankruptcy and I was left with two babies and no job. Yike!

When I finally woke up and came to my senses, I divorced Jake and met my second husband, Lynn. We had our ups and downs but were happy, and I was happy, devoted to being a good mom, leaving the high-tech/business world behind.

I was working in a BP gas station, in Brookings, OR, when I met David White. He and I got to talking and after he talked with everyone I knew or ever did know I found myself programming CAD/CAM for David's highly respected software company, SimSoft, Inc. - PCModel and CADMotion were my toddlers - as well as Shipping Director to dozens of countries and answering questions for CADmotion users such as IBM and hundreds of top Universities... damn! I miss those days!!

I look back at some of my papers and notebooks and can't believe I was the one writing that stuff!?! I was even one of the first Certified Testers for dBaseIV and wrote several programs with that beautiful piece of engineering =D

In in the height of my 'career', in June 1992, my hubby, Lynn, took his life and I lost my mind. David begged me to reconsider my irrational move to Colorado and even offered to set me up here, where I could start and headup the MidUS office he would open, just for me!?! I flat turned him down - I had to leave, escape, run! I was out of my mind and ended up dragging my, just-turned 2 and 4 year old, babies across country to a place I had never been... In some ways, Colorado saved my life, in some ways destroyed it. I can pretty much say that anything I had to do with computers ended that year. But I can't blame a place for my insanity and grief! I just wish sometimes I'd had listened to those that told me to wait until my mind quit reeling...

Anyway, this was supposed to be an article about finding a great job opportunity! I don't know what happened, but if you've read this far down, then I don't know what to say!?lol You've got to be bored senseless!!!!! Now, get back to work! =D

I'm outta here! Just got another puzzle order last night and I have to get going - it was sure interesting reminiscing about all of this old stuff - memories... hummmm

Thanks, always!, for "stopping by the shop!" and listening to my ramblings... I've been inhaling way too much lacquer, sawdust, whatever, though this morning I think...

Peace,
Freida



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5 comments: to “ Job Ops in Melbourne Australia!

  • BINA
    October 22, 2008 at 6:04 PM  

    wow -- u have had an amazing life! a fine daughter of a king! may u be blessed from this day forward in bigger and bigger ways!

  • Deer Mountain Wood Art
    October 22, 2008 at 8:03 PM  

    Beautiful Bina :) Thank you sooo much for all your kindness and love! I haven't gotten to respond to your other comment and will do so in a minute, but I didn't want another moment to go by without you knowing how much I appreciate your encouraging words and reminders :] Thank you for the blessing!
    F

  • Tammy's Treasure Chest
    October 22, 2008 at 8:14 PM  

    Goodness Freida! You are a brave and strong woman!
    You've done so much in such a short time. I never did anything exciting. I got trapped in retail til I got fed up and quit!
    I did get married 3 times! :)
    I'm still with the 3rd and LAST one!
    I mailed your earrings today! I hope they get there fast and you love them! I also hope they bring a little smile with them!

  • Deer Mountain Wood Art
    October 22, 2008 at 9:35 PM  

    Gosh Tammy! I don't know what I'm going to do with you two!! lol I'm NOT strong, brave, or a 'treasure' as one fella put it - sometimes, I think I just pissed Somebody off that had more power to change my future than I!lol idk, but my little sis, may she rest in peace, told me I should write a book, lol, and a shrink told me once that I still smile because of PTS!?! I wish I could tell you all that I've seen, but I've lost lots of 'friends' over my "history", so I guess I'll just leave it at that - but I wished I were that wonderful! :]
    I had to laugh when I was trying to remember all of what happened back then, as I remember very clearly that I was sure that my boss, David, would eventually see through me and would fire me. One time the big HP Laser printer quit working and I told him, "I can fix it!" He believed in me, as have others, and it's always been a great mystery to me! So I called Hewlett Packard and told them the part I wanted. They tried to convince me that it took a specialist to make sure that everything was aligned just so and such, but I told him we just wanted the part. That's all he sent too!lol Just a brown envelope with a part in it... I fixed it, I don't know how, but I HAD to, someone put their faith in me! All of my life it's been like I'm watching someone else, never have gotten a handle on the reality of any of it? I chalk it up to dumb luck and false bravado! lol
    But I love that you see something in me that I can't, that makes YOU special in MY eyes! :)
    I still can't believe you're sending me that beautiful pair of earrings!!?! I will definitely smile when I see them and wear them happily! But someday I'm going to figure out what I can do for YOU! => I was down today and you and Bina took it away - I am blessed!
    {{{hugs}}}
    F

  • BINA
    October 23, 2008 at 11:07 AM  

    we never see ourselves as others see us -- we always see ourselves as something a lot less. Papa, on the other hand, sees everything we've been through, catches all our tears, cuddles us when times r tough, and loves us and sees us as his beautiful daughters. we need to see ourselves as Papa sees us. u r a beautiful daughter of a king!! keep telling urself that!!
    blessings,
    bina

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