12000 + New job, maybe
It's taken all year to move from 11500 to 12000 followers, but yesterday was the day. And I had a job interview on my first day off in two months.
The above was taken was prior to the interview - looking a bit nervous? Actually I thought it went well and think I have a reasonable chance. The interviewers were the director of IT and a senior application support guy. They asked me not to be nervous and I do remember thinking, I'm not nervous. I guess this was partly because am already in employment - quite different to seeking a job when your bank account is empty and you've not worked for a couple of years.
This role is a lot more in-keeping with my skills and I see far more potential to make a difference. I'll be much less of a 'cog in the wheel' and likely be able to bring new ideas to the table on how to solve problems, and make things a little more efficient.
As well as application support, it sounds like there will be a demand for SQL and BI/reporting. I was asked how I've been keeping my 'eye in' over the past couple of years and yes, I mentioned Steem. I told them I've done a fair amount of reporting against a cloud-based SQL server, processing the data locally either in my local SQL server or directly in Excel to present in the form of pivot tables and or charts.
We spoke briefly about Bitcoin too, and of course I was bullish about crypto. Hopefully they left the interview and piled in before BTC moved 25% a couple of hours later :)
The company office is out of town but on a reasonable bus route. They also have a cycle to work scheme (40% off a bike up to 1k) which if I was joining in Spring I would be all over. - cycling to work in rain, wind, and freezing temperatures doesn't sound like fun to me.
Anyway, I'm reasonably hopeful, and at least more confident about attending other interviews if this one doesn't work out.
Yesterdays Bitcoin rise was news to me this morning and very welcome, even though I don't own a single Satoshi. The volume over the past 12 hours or so, based on worldcoinindex and coingecko, looks huge - this does look to be the start of the Santa rally. The other alts STEEM have moved a little as you would expect, but not really anything to get excited about. It has meant there is a little break from 12 cents which has been tested 3/4 times in the past month or two.
Which brings me on to my follower count, and the 7.3% of the 12000 following that created a top level comment (Post) in the past week. Umm, well done, for sticking around. Fingers-crossed that 2020 is better than that last two.
Apologies for being somewhat absent of late, tomorrow's post will arrive though as it has done each and every Sunday this year.
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Enjoy your weekend,