Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2005 07:02:38 -0500 (@543) 1119528158 - Subscribe
Got called by a recruiter (!-- that's never happened) this morning about the Co. Dublin branch of an American company called Xilinx wanting a UNIX/Linux helpdesk tech. I made it through the grilling session, so he's forwarded my CV to them & I'll hear back Mondayish. He seemed slightly desperate.
Apparently, they aren't scared of my 'Stamp 2' student status: according to 'Ben,' getting a 'work authorisation' for IT, post-September, is 'fairly easy; [he]'s done it before for foreigners--' takes 10-15 days, EUR50, and a trip to London (STR0.99, or STR1.89 return, from Dublin).
Xylinx made the 'Forbes 100 best companies to work for' list. EUR28-30k/year.
Alternatively, my cousin Roger has offered to put my CV in for a 1-year tour in Iraq doing helpdesk support, which (says he):
> Have him send me a resume and I'll see what I can do here for
> something like a helpdesk position. One year tour could net him
> enough to go back to school for a couple of years, even in a place
> as expensive as Ireland. Has he led a clean life so he can get a
> security clearance?
Sure, what the hell, it's only decapitation!
Yay, I passed!
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 17:25:19 -0500 (@975) 1119479119 - Subscribe
I got an e-mail from the Department today confirming that I will, in fact, be graduating with the rest of my class, this September, recieving the degree of a Bachelor of Arts in Music and English (but in Irish and Latin). Still no word on what sort of honours I've managed, but I'm assuming it's some form of a second (mostly thanks to Paul Everett's evilness-- all of my other submissions have gotten firsts).
Oh well, nothing to be done.
Still trying to get a job. Dell is meant to be calling me Any Second Now Really for an interview. I'm getting my Perl, SCSI and RAID knowhow back up to snuff, in preparation. Alternatively, the Apple European headquarters is just up the road from my house, so that's another place to poke at for employment. Failing that, I'm stuck going back to the US for as little time as possible before September. If I can manage it, I'd like to be here in August as they're sailing a Viking longboat down from Norway and I (and Joni) alone from Cork have been invited to Ferrycarrig for the event.
Looks like I'm going to miss Pat's wedding. This situation is shit as that's only going to happen once. Arse crap feck shit hell damn...
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