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[normzone] declares free agency

Grind processes and pour improvements over them
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I'll pull this in a week or so, since it serves no value to the forum. As always, my appreciation for this forum goes beyond words.

The outfit I've been working with has a new corporate parent, and the process of rearranging the management is underway. Marketing and Engineering were the first to be reshuffled, and this week they got around to Quality Assurance.

I had a good run (4.5 years), can't complain.

So I'm a free agent, looking for a new team to play for. Not locked into just doing QA - I'm open to other opportunities as long as I'm helping the outfit improve.

Resume available on request, I'm on LinkedIn as Norman Lutes.

Thanks for reading.

normzone, Mar 04 2018

Well bust my crackers, maybe they do? https://www.youtube...watch?v=PIM75j53k4g
[RayfordSteele, Mar 09 2018]

Your job is pointless https://youtu.be/o_tqNNyg-ZU
[Ian Tindale, Mar 23 2018]


       Good luck man. You're a smart dude, you'll reel in a good position.   

       As far as moving on, here in Silicon Valley if you work at a company for more than a few years you get a rep for being un-ambitious. If you're a long term company man people say "Five years at the same company? What's the matter with you?"   

       There might be some logic to that.
doctorremulac3, Mar 04 2018

       Hey, [norm] - you have my sympathies, and I hope something good happens soon.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 04 2018

Ian Tindale, Mar 04 2018

       But... what about birdstrike?
<hangs head in shame>

       'luck bud.   

       I appreciate your bringing that up ['fries] - I was loath to do it but it needed to be done.   

       I'm having some cards made up - now I'll have to resist having a " Birdstrike Consulting " logo created.
normzone, Mar 04 2018

       Sounds like a good opportunity for a pay raise somehow.   

       Relocatable or no?   

       Same boat here.
RayfordSteele, Mar 04 2018

       Good luck.
pertinax, Mar 04 2018

       Birds don’t ride trikes. What a silly notion.
RayfordSteele, Mar 04 2018

       Good luck. I've never understood how people get these "job" things.
nineteenthly, Mar 05 2018

       best wishes [norm]

(also, as an aside, that thing about looking unambitious if you don't move jobs every 2 years really annoys me - it may be true, but it assumes being unambitious is a fault. In fact all organisations need people who stay put and are really good at their jobs)
hippo, Mar 05 2018

       <High Fives normzone>
Congratulations on your freedom norm. I recently got notice of my own impending freedom too. Onward & upward, eh?
DrBob, Mar 05 2018

       No unrealized inklings,those back of the mind dreams? The chance is here to make that massive leap into the unknown.   

       Anyway, whatever the path, I hope your choices lend to a richer deeper life experience.
wjt, Mar 05 2018

       There are three Norman Lutes on Linkedin.
Voice, Mar 07 2018

       Good luck [norm].   

       Same boat here. And now I guess I've lost those job getting abilities to which [IT] was alluding to. It was a simple act really - just pretend you're ready to run after a stick. Big eyes and a glossy coat also a plus. But now I'm grey and have that look that says "don't even think about it".
bigsleep, Mar 08 2018

       [bigsleep], do you get any joy from freelancer.com, or similar? I've not tried them myself, but I'm curious.
pertinax, Mar 09 2018

       After over a month without contact from them, apparently I'm still in the running for the job I want the most. (automotive battery engineer)   

       Update: they still need to get the CEO to create the req.   

       But I'm now off the market. Keep your chin up, norm.
RayfordSteele, Mar 09 2018

       " There are three Norman Lutes on Linkedin. — Voice, Mar 06 2018 "   

       It shows three when you search for me, but that's just my one account being reflected in three different mirrors per the Linkedin software.   

       Thanks all ...   

       As for the moving jobs every couple of years, sometimes that applies (rapidly changing fields), other times less so (stable outfits and fields, plenty of work to be done and fiscal incentives).
normzone, Mar 21 2018

       Leave production, and, god save you, no more of QA or customer responsiveness.   

       I mean 'people with problems' ... blearrrgh ... keep them as references.   

       Good luck, for sure. May your day come quickly.
reensure, Mar 21 2018

       I don't know if I could do a different trade without some serious rehab - If I became a bartender, I'd forever be hunting for the root cause(s) of each spilled drink, and working to make the rocks glass more stable.   

       Waiting too long for a drink? Unacceptable - let's lean that process out.
normzone, Mar 21 2018

       Automotive is generally hiring engineering talent. Are you open to moving?
RayfordSteele, Mar 21 2018

       I'm open to the possibility - in my QA geek forums, my colleagues who complain the loudest are in automotive (IATF something-or-other), as opposed to aerospace AS9100 or medical 13485.   

       I wager headlines like " recalls fifteen million cars " come with some traceability and supplier control baggage.
normzone, Mar 22 2018

       If the process is carried out correctly and to specification, that’s a good thing.
Ian Tindale, Mar 22 2018

       There’s always advanced quality, supplier quality, and quality in the supply base as well.   

       Want me to send you some headhunters?
RayfordSteele, Mar 22 2018

       Happy early, semi/unplanned retirement.
blissmiss, Mar 22 2018

       All quality assurance and rushing around doing paperwork to shepherd specification-adhering is basically a pointless job, invented to make other pointless work for other people in other pointless jobs. Do something productive instead, don’t look back, you can never look back.
Ian Tindale, Mar 23 2018


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