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Once I built a railroad, I made it run....

 
 
Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2004 11:15 pm
Quote:
Once I built a railroad, I made it run
I made it race against time
Once I built a railroad, now it's done
Brother, can you spare a dime?


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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2004 11:22 pm
Well A2Kers the good times have ended. June 30 is the end of the financial year (in Oz) and my present contractor has made the usual 'Sorry, but there's no money in the kitty' (boss-speak for: I want a new car with my package upgrade and the money's gotta come out of the salary budget). As of yesterday I am unemployed.

A pity. The company I have been working for are some of the nicest folks. And I am just a little miffed because I couldn't quite finish off all the indexing by now - there's also a coupla issues about customising their software to allow proper searching. Bugger. Bugger. Bugger.

No new jobs on the horizon. Anyone need the services of a library professional with bad attitude and a fondness for liquor?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2004 12:53 am
Yes - but I can't pay him...
Sorry Stilly! Hope something turns up SOON!
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2004 01:43 am
I'm really sorry to hear that Mr Stillwater. Sad Here's hoping something else good comes along soon! Good luck!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2004 04:32 am
All I can offer is a wish for timely good employment.
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Piffka
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2004 07:31 am
I'm sorry to hear this. I worked in a library for years before I was a technical writer -- good library jobs are hard to come by. Best wishes that you find something as good and very soon.

June 30th is the end of the financial year in my home state, too, and always a scary time for contractors. In this state, too, the government (and this is a LIBERAL government) decided a couple of years ago that the state library was a budget drain. They disbanded the whole thing, sold off all the books and turned the building into an office building. They said everyone could use the internet. <grimace> Another example of the world going to hell in a handbasket.

Are there any university library jobs? Could you become an internet specialist at a county library or (even better) start an internet cafe/whiskey bar?
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Wilso
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2004 08:00 am
If you made a railroad run, then you obviously didn't work for the NSW government!
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roger
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2004 09:46 am
Or AMTRAK
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2004 07:06 pm
Wilso wrote:
If you made a railroad run, then you obviously didn't work for the NSW government!


Errrr Wilso, in the deep, dark past (late Ordovian) I did work for the NSW Railways!!

http://emilychesley.com/em_bio/images/mussolini.jpg

Of course in those days we had real managers to make the trains run on time!! :wink:
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2004 08:04 pm
I could use some help around the farm, Mr. Stillwater. I don't have a library, but there's a few magazines in the outhouse.

Maybe you could do some of that Dewey Decimal System stuff on them.

Or help me clean the pens. Whatever.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2004 11:56 pm
Gee, Gus, I had heard you got sucked into the outhouse vortex. Must've been mistaken.

Stilly, I'm sorry. I like the idea though that Piff suggested, if you could swing it, an internet cafe/bar. I'd visit, if of course I could afford to visit - where you are.
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jul, 2004 08:25 pm
Gus, you are a true friend! Whenever I am up to my armpits in manure it always reminds me of you!
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jul, 2004 08:27 pm
Looks like an interview Thursday for some contract work in Sydney proper (not the regions). One of my duties is to raise the flag in the morning?!

<of course I did ask, 'which flag?>
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jul, 2004 08:33 pm
Could it be one of these?

http://unimaxsupply.com/books/heraldry-flags/flags18.jpg


or something else?
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sozobe
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jul, 2004 08:36 pm
Interview! Goody! A2K'ers can produce some powerful voodoo, tell us when to vibe.
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realjohnboy
 
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Reply Mon 5 Jul, 2004 08:44 pm
Bummer, Mr S.
In the interview be sure to mention that you have 2500 posts on A2K. That should be worth something.
Good luck. I enjoy your comments. -johnboy-
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jul, 2004 08:26 pm
Thanks guys.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jul, 2004 08:38 pm
So?

This is Friday on your part of the planet now ... did you have the interview yesterday? Did you get the assignment?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jul, 2004 09:07 pm
News? News?
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margo
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jul, 2004 09:22 pm
C'mon Stilly....News????

Fingers crossed.
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