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As many of you know, I’ve been unemployed now for roughly 2 months now and that I’ve had some pretty trying times in both health and finances. Although I’ve had some doubts of ever finder a job in web development again, my patience has finally paid off and I landed myself a job. A job that I’ve been wanting for such a long time as well: a PHP developer.
Over the course of the two months I’ve had a total of 5 interviews and the 6th was on Monday afternoon. That interview was by far the longest one I’ve had as previous ones were more of a friendly chat that last like 20-30 mins at most. Well I got a call on Tuesday morning that I was successful in the interview and that they wanted me to start the next day. So over the past 3 days I’ve finally been engaged in some paid work! The role itself is a junior PHP developer, with some exposure to .NET technologies as well, and it’s what I have originally been aiming for 2 years ago.
Being a ColdFusion developer I found it difficult finding work that was permanent as most were contract roles that required minimum 4 years experience. In Australia, CF is a pretty niche market. I would have more chance if I looked in the US or UK, but going overseas for work isn’t really an option for me right now. In a way I do kind of regret not taking a PHP role much earlier as I’m basically doing everything from scratch once again. So does this mean the end of my CF skills and knowledge? Well yes in a professional sense, but no at a personal level. I have some ongoing work that I will be managing in my free time that could earn me extra cash but won’t go into too much detail.
The other thing as well is that my job is now situated in the Sydney CBD. I knew this was going to be the case so now I have to get used to the daily grind of actually waking up early and taking a 1.5 hour train ride each way. So far it hasn’t been as bad but I’m sure it’ll be worse in a few weeks. Thankfully I have my iPhone and newspaper to keep me occupied. And I can read my PHP book to help me learn what I need to know faster.
As for what will happen with Moé Moé Rabu I will most likely not be blogging as often as I would like since I don’t have much free time now and will most likely drop the anime episodics. I’m also not sure Mini will be doing in regards to anime episodics either but I think he’ll be continuing on next season. Still I will be bringing about post of all my random doings as well as random purchases that you all like to see.