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[normzone] declares free agency   (+2)  [vote for, against]
Grind processes and pour improvements over them

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]

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

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

'luck bud.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 04 2018

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

[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

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


After a spell of consulting and debauchery, I am on deck to straighten out one of my consulting clients as a regular full time employee.

Now if I can only remember how to delete this idea ...
-- normzone, Dec 02 2019

Hey, congratulations [norm]!
-- MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 02 2019

Yea, good for you man.

No need to take this down, just change the title to "Process For Normzone Getting A New Job".
-- doctorremulac3, Dec 02 2019

Yay for you, Norm. And hopefully all those others who were about to lose their gig too, back then. Ya'll should have formed a large boyband or something.
-- blissmiss, Dec 03 2019

Did you just assume their gender?... they could be the HalfSpice Girls.

You don't know.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Dec 03 2019

Its possible to form a band without performing in it.
-- pocmloc, Dec 03 2019

Please forgive my error in judgement, fries. I stand corrected. (Boy/girl band). There, happy now? Wait, how do you know they're Spicey? They could be bland, for that matter. Hahaha
-- blissmiss, Dec 04 2019

" Ya'll should have formed a large boyband or something — blissmiss "

We did, we're still working in the studio.

" Its possible to form a band without performing in it. - pocmloc "

That's why we're still in the studio.
-- normzone, Dec 04 2019

I hear 8th is always looking for a lab assistant...
-- not_morrison_rm, Dec 04 2019

I think that's spelled l-a-b r-a-t.
-- normzone, Dec 04 2019

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