Yes, folks, it has been a little while. A number of things have been happening of late that have sort kept me in a perpetually flummoxed state of mind, and I haven't really known what to say.
First off, for those who are keen to know, my back problems seem to be behind me now. (That seems to be a pun, but isn't really.) I've lost about fifty pounds along the way (only my socks and shoes still fit from last year's wardrobe), and I'm feeling capable, almost to the point of chipper. There's still a bit of work to go before I can say I've achieved chipperousity, but we're getting there. In the meantime, I'm ready to get back to work.
Therein lies the problem. IT hiring is a Process, and I was really expecting that part of things to go slowly. What I wasn't expecting is that it would be so damned difficult to get an interim job to generate some kind of income. Even after dumbing my resume down so it wouldn't look too scary, I've found that the McJob world isn't too excited about my return to the workforce. Now, I can understand that managers might think a fellow like me might not stick around to make a career of things, but come on — these places depend on staff turnaround to avoid paying benefits. That's what the McJob is all about.
Oh, well — at least I'm getting some nibbles on the developer contract front. With any luck at all, one of them will pan out soon.