Tuesday, July 20, 2010

VERY apprehensive about playing right now... (job bad beat)

I am apprehensive about playing right now due to the fact that I am looking for a new job. And let's face it, 90% of poker (past the amateur levels) is concentration and deep thought. In the face of such uncertainty, I think it would be severely -EV to sit down and try to concentrate. I can just picture the recent chain of events (all out of my control) leaking into the silence and mood-tilting me.

I have been in IT and technology a long time. I got so good at it, that my last 3 companies were all purchased! I made considerable contributions to the bottom line and in customer satisfaction ratings, so I am in some ways a victim of my own success.

I am hoping that all that success translates to opportunity, but its a tough market. I would also like to say a public thanks for the people that have taken some time to refer me to others in their network. I am amazed at the generosity and kindness that can come from people you only get to see occasionally.

more to come...

6 comments:

23skidoo said...

Good luck out there. Hopefully you got a decent compensation package.

Something good will come your way.

yestbay said...

Really sorry to hear about the job situation. Best of luck in your hunt.

SmBoatDrinks said...

Yep, I can relate, having been in the exact same situation the last 2 months. Just got my 1st job offer today, so hopefully you're next!

Mike said...

If you would move the the DC area, your IT skills would land you a VERY lucritive job.

Memphis MOJO said...

GL!

Bayne_S said...

You can certainly link to me on linkedin to see if anyone in my network can help. Most of my network is California or Maryland. Only people I used to know in Detroit were at WebbCo but have lost track of them