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The Willow Of Darkness Report | 08/22/2014 4:27 pm
The Willow Of Darkness
No problem.

I figured you were busy.
The Willow Of Darkness Report | 08/20/2014 4:09 am
The Willow Of Darkness
After I sent you that last PM about Skype, I realised I should have just told you my username. It is: the_willow_of_darkness
Neko Namida Ame Report | 06/24/2014 11:56 am
Neko Namida Ame
Wow. That's the price tag? At least it's less expensive than a year of college. XD And more meaningful. Are you still in the process of jumping through hoops to find someone to do it or is it just about the money now? Did you have to get some kind of psych consult? Is that still required?

Thanks. I am really happy about it. Also, tired silly "stupid o'clock" messages are encouraged.
Neko Namida Ame Report | 06/23/2014 1:00 pm
Neko Namida Ame
I see. What jobs are open to you getting your surgery?

I don't mind. I planned on asking for something like this if I didn't get the original position (would have even pushed for an unpaid internship because I like the owner/company so much) and it's probably more useful to me in what I want to do anyways. The position I was applying for wasn't going to allow me to keep coding other than as a side project so the company owner thought this would be more fitting. I talked to one of their employees who started at their entry position before my interview and I got the vibe that it was more aimed at management than web development. Since I have a ton of friend support and they already work together to get jobs, it doesn't bother me. They got over 5 grand for their last project and it was nice looking but not overly fancy and probably only took them a few weeks to do so that's a good pay out and the company probably thought it was a good deal. Web pages are expensive.
Neko Namida Ame Report | 06/21/2014 3:51 pm
Neko Namida Ame
Heh, that's important. My dream job often is one that pays good and is something I can stand doing (not even something I love).

I heard back from Gravity Switch today. I didn't get the position I applied for but they offered to work with me as a freelance junior developer which can become a full-time position in the future and of course are letting me keep access to their online courses. I'll be getting more details about it after their quarterly meeting in the next two weeks. They showed my crappy "This is what I can do" HTML and CSS file to their developers. I'm actually embarrassed by that but he said they're intrigued and interested in working with me. I actually really don't mind this turn of events because I'm moving in with a freelance web developer and am going to be neighbors with another freelance web developer so I will have plenty of side work. Plus my roomie and friends are starting up a youtube channel. If I need a part-time job, there's a position opening up at a local computer repair store (the only one I trust with my computer) that my new roomie works at early July. I'm really looking forward to not working for the company I'm with. They basically had me and two other people manage an entire data entry project because our supervisors and HR department didn't have a clue how to handle the data, log it, or anything. My co-workers and I did all the work of creating procedures for handling data, calling back participants, and were met with multiple bosses not listening to us, the owner of the company intentionally putting off or trying to intercept paperwork needed for us to do our job, and absolutely no pay raises of any kind. In fact the company's tech department tried very hard to blame us for a problem they were having before we even started the project at our site and anything that went wrong had our boss asking us what we did to ******** it up. They also were taking us off the project to help others projects that didn't need it and then pushed our project deadline back two weeks and we lost over 300 cases of data we literally had sitting around waiting to be entered. It was a s**t show to say the least. I no longer want to work for them.
Neko Namida Ame Report | 06/20/2014 6:48 pm
Neko Namida Ame
That's good that it pays your student loans at least. I can't imagine how exhausting being a full time caretaker can be though. I think I might snap if it was me especially if the person you're caring for is a jerk.

You're looking for teaching jobs so you have an education degree? My uncle wanted to be a History teacher but it never really panned out for him without his master's. Now he has a master's but he's just given up. He blew all his savings, does work a job locally but it doesn't pay well, and he keeps getting interviews hours away but doesn't even bother going because he doesn't want to move out of my grandparent's house. He's been living with them for nearly 20 years after he was living on his own and has had tons of opportunities and money to move out. And then he had to nerve to ask my boyfriend to get him an ounce of weed (boyfriend's like hell no) which is a considerable chunk of money when you're supposedly broke. It's really frustrating to watch. You'll get something way better than him because you're not an idiot who's intimidated by moving a few hours (or a few states) for their dream job.

Thanks so much. I'm really looking forward to it.

Neko Namida Ame Report | 06/20/2014 7:29 am
Neko Namida Ame
Wow. That's rough. You must be caring for your parents/relatives then?

Haha, no apologies necessary. Females are rare in the computer science realm. Innovative companies are taking a very different approach to hiring now where they don't care much about education and specifically look for traits that denote work ethic and creativity. Apparently even companies like Google are not happy with their "most PhD per capita" employees and are now hiring people who've never gone to college. They're now willing to train. I think it's a positive step forward and probably the most realistic way to climb out of the economic hole we're in. There's plenty of talent out there but it's wrapped up in poverty and minimum wage jobs.
Neko Namida Ame Report | 06/19/2014 4:17 pm
Neko Namida Ame
Woah, DC to Atlanta? That's a long drive. Did you make it? What kind of job were you applying for? What do you do for work now?

Thanks. I'm already going through their HTML course and putting what I'm learning to work with a text editor I obtained. pirate I taught myself a little HTML when I was 13 (for my Neopets profile) so I know a lot of the tags and language already. I never got to learn the technical side of really understanding what they do or how they function so that's a big improvement.
Neko Namida Ame Report | 06/17/2014 5:53 pm
Neko Namida Ame
It means the number 1 magical girl in my heart. heart

Anger doesn't intimidate me like it does some people when I understand where it's directed. I don't take it personally when someone gets mad at injustice no matter what my relationship is with who they're mad at. I'm pissed off at them too. My ego has no desire to come forth and some how makes any of that about me like how some white people get butthurt as soon as racism becomes the topic and have to create s**t like reverse racism to feel better about themselves. But when it comes to LGBTQ, I am queer and I love the community.

I took a test in a psychology class that revealed I have a male brain. Trust me, I didn't need that test to tell me and I'm no Nick Offerman (though sometimes I wish) but I stand some where near Eddie Izzard and I could really use his make-up tips. When I use to intentionally present as male when I was a teenager and go out to movies with friends, my friends would get asked what boy they went on a date with that night and I'd get some looks in the bathroom. But I must've been some nerdy perverted scholar who got really lucky in a past life because damn I love the female form and I'm not trading down even if I don't always recognize my own reflection sometimes. Every day is kind of like playing dress up. I don't get the full experience of being trans by a long shot because I decided I wasn't interested in transitioning but I do know what it feels like to have your brain and your body be completely unmatched.

Captcha: dark horse - Funny because I rocked a job interview today for a local technology company. The owner of the company asked me why I wasn't applying as a developer when I know barely any HTML for coding. I guarantee you he did not foresee a child sized woman who looks like Caroline Jones (complete with modern Morticia get-up and black painted nails) to sashay in to his office with a laptop and a power point presentation explaining how I fit in to his company on the first interview. I was also only given 27 hours of notification that I was even going to have an interview and I didn't even own a nice pair of shoes or any corporate goth clothing. I sold mine last year. Yeah, that was a hard hussle but it paid off majorly. Company access to expensive coding online courses and I'm not even an employee yet.
Neko Namida Ame Report | 06/17/2014 4:04 pm
Neko Namida Ame
I agree with you about the LGBTQ community. I don't think a cishet person can entirely understand simply through way of personal experience. And keep being weary of cisgay people too. I don't think many of them entirely understand how trans community members feel either.

Keep kicking a** and taking names. I support you. And with that I have a special title for you: 一番魔法少女で私の心

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