The Jury Talks Back


My last day here

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Jacobs @ 10:35 am

No, not HERE here.  Granted I’m not posting much anymore, but I’m still around, damnit.

What I mean is that today is my last day employed by the company that has paid me money for showing up since late August of 2005.

Well, those people employed me until Sept of ’08, and then the people that bought the company continued to pay me till now, but you get the idea.

See, the new employers actually enforce their “no family” policy (the company always had one, but it was ignored due to the owner’s son drawing a salary and never, ever working here – doesn’t even live here, ffs), and sicne dad is just slightly more important than I am, this was my last month.  Since I have classes Monday, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday and Friday, this is my last time sitting at my desk and pretending to work.  Never again will I get hand-cramps from sanding ABS plastic parts that have come out of our rapid prototyper, and then getting midly stoned from the fumes of a laquer-based primer and paint (seriously, there was a month a couple years ago when I painted almost all day, every day, and there is not way to avoid such an effect even with the paint booth’s vent and filter).

So this is it.  I have the bit of paper with my start date (both old and new owners) and all that, and at around 3:30 (central) I’ll be boxing up all the crap that I’ve accumulated while I’ve been here.

I’m not sad, really, but that may change.


  1. Scott, one door closes and another opens.

    Comment by PCD — 2/26/2009 @ 11:26 am

  2. What kind of job are you looking for next?

    Comment by gp — 2/26/2009 @ 12:32 pm

  3. What ya got? :)

    What I don’t know, I can probably learn pretty darn quick. Also, I am willing to relocate to as far away from this God-Blighted state as possible.

    Comment by Scott Jacobs — 2/26/2009 @ 1:44 pm

  4. Got no job to offer, but I wish you well.

    Comment by htom — 2/26/2009 @ 5:21 pm

  5. I ditto htom. Good luck! Google “elevator speech.”

    Comment by gp — 2/26/2009 @ 5:35 pm

  6. Maybe you and Patterico can get together and figure out how to make this blogging thing a full-time gig!

    Good luck in the hunt. If you’ve ever thought about going out on your own, you’ve been handed the perfect opportunity to try it out…

    Comment by yourlilsis — 2/26/2009 @ 7:41 pm

  7. If you’ve ever thought about going out on your own, you’ve been handed the perfect opportunity to try it out…

    The problem is that I watch WAY to many old eps of 80’s “detective” shows. Rockford Files, Simon & Simon, Magnum PI…

    My idea of “Going out on my own” involves fast cars, ‘Nam buddies, and barely scrapin’ by as I solve crime after crime.

    The bank said it was a poor business plan.


    Comment by Scott Jacobs — 2/26/2009 @ 8:17 pm

  8. Scott

    I wish you much luck in a slightly bad economy.

    You will not have a big a problem, you are a smart guy and any company would be lucky to have you.

    Comment by ML — 2/26/2009 @ 11:22 pm

  9. Scott,

    This is not a crisis, it’s an opportunity. Once this semester is over, you get on your Harley and work your way West to find TLove in California.

    Comment by nk — 2/27/2009 @ 7:41 am

  10. One door closes and another opens.

    But it’s hell in the hallway…

    Comment by Kevin Murphy — 2/27/2009 @ 3:55 pm

  11. Scott:

    What is it you do? Drop me a line.

    Comment by Dr. K — 3/1/2009 @ 8:19 am

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