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Asking for help

by stevieb (Canon)
on Aug 01, 2020 at 22:43 UTC ( #11120214=perlmeditation: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Although I'm sure this post will be reaped, and I know why, but I'm asking anyways.

I am very desperate for work. Things haven't been going well since we (wife and I) were evacuated and forced to move because of forest fire. Two months after I moved everything from my haven up north, I lost my job. Was able to acquire the odd contract here and there, but nothing stable. After the pandemic, nothing.

I am at risk of literally losing everything, and my sanity is already half-way there.

It's not like me to beg, but I am begging anyone, anywhere for work.

My Perl experience speaks for itself. Most of you know I have a hefty background in global network engineering, as well as four years as a Solution Architect for an Identity and Access Management firm. I've also worked for what is now the largest online gaming corporation as their Global Network & Systems Engineer.

If you've got a job, or even just a quick one-off contract that I could perform for you, please do let me know.

If it matters, I've also got a few very good prototypes for the indoor grower (not specific to, but definitely geared towards cannabis growers) that no other company has done, but ran out of money to push it further. Funding towards this would help out as well, with the understanding that your due diligence will be honoured.

I need something desperately.

The Perl Jobs site hasn't had anything since late June, and all other jobs are being fought for at a scale I've never seen. I suspect that as my resume states a couple of 10 year gigs, folks grasp my age, and see that I'm not a young cookie out of college.

Anything. I have no shame. I'm in a fight for our lives.

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Re: Asking for help
by haukex (Bishop) on Aug 03, 2020 at 10:01 UTC

    Have you watched the lightning talks from The Conference in the Cloud? There are always "we're hiring" ads in between the lightning talks. I just checked the YouTube Channel and unfortunately it seems that when they cut the streams into individual videos, they cut the ads out. But perhaps if you email the organizers, you might still get access to the original streams?

Re: Asking for help
by jdporter (Canon) on Aug 02, 2020 at 14:29 UTC

    What else are you doing in your job search? If you're not on LinkedIn, you really need to be. Vettery and Indeed are also good. And, if you don't mind my asking, what other programming technologies/languages do you know?

      I'm definitely on LinkedIn, as well as dozens of other job boards. It feels as though companies are putting out postings, but competition is overwhelming so I'm not getting the replies I was previously. I was enjoying doing contract work up until the pandemic threw everything off kilter.

      I'm fluent in Python (six years), good with C/C++, can work my way around well with C#, Javascript/jQuery etc. Well experienced in SQL (Open Source, Oracle, MSSQL).

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by clscott (Friar) on Aug 04, 2020 at 17:53 UTC

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