Back in NY
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So I haven't been very active the past few days on MangoLassi or anywhere to be honest. Anyways, I arrived in NY two weeks ago today, although, truth be told, I think I was somewhere in Virginia at this time two weeks ago...anyways!
Since I've been back, I've stayed at a crappy motel, moved on to a nicer hotel that was within a mile walking distance of my house (except during the winter, because, snow and I have to cut through a field), to now I'm crashing on a friend's couch until Tuesday when I'll be moving in with a different friend to rent out his back room. For those wondering why I'm not living home again, I will not get into that on a public forum. If you really want to know, you're welcome to PM me here or on Facebook if you're friends with me.
I started my job at Staples again yesterday, 02/12/2015. Other than the assistant manager over the tech department openly declaring war on me and telling me he was going to make it as hard for me as he possibly could, it was a fantastic day. Oh, and the fact my feet were KILLING ME! Standing like this is going to take some getting used to again...
Also, another place is currently running my background check. The name of the company is Shoregroup, and they are a MSP that do nothing but Cisco. They have somewhere around 500 employees, and are one of the fastest growing companies in all of New York State. The friend I am currently staying with is helping expedite the process of getting me hired. I'll start at $10/hour as a temp for about six months, and if it works out, I get brought on as an employee and go up to $15/hour, which is awesome. Also, they will pay for your Cisco certs, as many times as you want. I have been told that the first couple tries they'll give you vouchers, and after that, they reimburse you, pass or fail.
This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on training and get some Cisco certs under my belt. Although it isn't how I envisioned my career heading, this could be an excellent place to make a career, and once you reach a certain level technically (I believe CCNA and two CCNPs or something like that), you have the option to work from home.
My website is still down as I haven't found anywhere to hook up my server as of yet...I'm working on that...I'm also worried about my computer losing trust to the domain...my DC hasn't been powered on since 01/27/2015, and it has Pertino, so I don't have to be on the same LAN to reconnect. However, as of yet (knock on wood), I can still sign into my laptop with cached credentials...
I know this is a technical and professional forum, but it's also small enough we all pretty much know each other to a certain degree. I've got a lot of **** going on in my life right now but I'm dealing with it. Once I have a desk job again, hopefully I'll be able to post some more but combined with I don't have a key to the apartment I'm staying in currently and no public wifi seems to want to work with my laptop (B&N, Dunkin' Donuts or Staples), getting internet on the go on anything but my phone is spotty at best...
Hope everyone is doing well, and I am sorry I won't be able to help bump traffic today and contribute but I'm here in spirit. Everyone have a great day, and for those in the Northeast, stay warm!
Awkward Gamer last edited by
Well good luck with everything! Those sound like less than ideal circumstances and I certainly hope things turn around for you soon.
Good luck AJ
Reid Cooper last edited by
Good luck! You have lots of support from the community here! (A lot of snarky support, of course.)
scottalanmiller last edited by
Congrats AJ, sounds like things are improving.
StrongBad last edited by
Good luck, AJ.