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Mendy Smith

Viola shopping Part - on hold

February 17, 2006 at 2:19 AM

Well, My shopping for a new viola is now on hold due to getting laid off two weeks ago. Bummer. Good news is that I have 3 interviews lined up for the next couple of days and they are promicing. One is for a position up in Portland - where I know someone. I've interviewed with 3 of their folks so far and they are flying me up there this weekend for a Monday interview with, it seems, the whole plant and the CTO. (crossing fingers).

If this one goes well, I'll be looking at finding a new teacher, instead of a new instrument right away, then re-begin the whole shopping thing all over again. :::sigh:::

From Neil Cameron
Posted on February 17, 2006 at 2:37 AM
I'm sorry to read about you being laid off Mendy! I wish you the very best of luck with the Portland interview. From what I've heard it's a great place to live.


From Pauline Lerner
Posted on February 17, 2006 at 3:15 AM
I have been unemployed for most of the last four years. I had a job interview today, and it was a doozie -- loaded with insults and illegal discrimination. My last interview was 6 months ago, and I've been looking hard for years. I wish my situation was as promising as yours.
From Wanda Jenkins
Posted on February 17, 2006 at 5:43 AM
Dress warmly. A cold blast is predicted to move into the area tomorrow (Friday). Otherwise the timing is good: After record weeks of rain, the clouds have scuttled away. Mt Hood, Mt St Helen & Mt Ranier can be seen in their full splendor.

Hope the interview goes well!

From Donna Clegg
Posted on February 17, 2006 at 4:46 PM
Good luck on the job search. I think Portland would be an awesome place to live - the summer I was there was spectacular. Any city that leaves yellow bicycles laying around for people to ride is way cool in my book.
From Terez Mertes
Posted on February 19, 2006 at 2:40 AM
Mendy, OMG! Nasty Silicon Valley - nasty! Can't live with it, can't live without it. But I must say, I'd be heartbroken if you left the San Lorenzo Valley for Portland. You're my closest neighbor! Drop me an email with your interview progress, please!

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