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Old 22.08.2011, 09:12
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Re: Too Soon? US Citizen moving to Zurich in February

ahhh yes... the end of the world which was Y2K... I was working stateside for a computer co. back then... we had emergency power generators, bunks, food water all laid in for the end of the world scenario

January 5th I got called in to my directors office for what I thought would be a "debriefing" ... I and my entire team were laid off that day
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Old 22.08.2011, 09:19
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Re: Too Soon? US Citizen moving to Zurich in February

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40 CVs? i feel like that's nothing! I'm at 7. I got my first official rejection email, in a way I feel more legitimite now.

Cycling in cities scares me, but hopefully I'll get over that someday. The worst on the Charles are the tourists that rent those bikes from the Liberty hotel. I guess being able to ride a bike and stay on a straight path is something only New Englanders are capable of?
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Re: Too Soon? US Citizen moving to Zurich in February

I have no idea, it overlooks the esplanade and is two doors down from Mass General. I don't think it was a jail... if so the inmates had a beautiful view.




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Liberty Hotel?.. thats the old charles st. jail isnt it' ? ( like I said I've been over here for a while now.. things change... )
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Re: Too Soon? US Citizen moving to Zurich in February

800?? Wow that is a new record, even for me who has a lot of friends that just graduated from their Masters and still looking. I hope to hear you are employed now, or at least happily unemployed



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In the IT drought post Euro/ Y2k I sent out around 800 c.v's most of the time I did not get an acknowledgement
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Re: Too Soon? US Citizen moving to Zurich in February

Luckily that has been my tactic so far but its nice to hear it is the right thing to do. I'm trying to add some "new" things so I'm not just repeating my resume and discuss a few specific projects. Still waiting for a bite



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