Friday, January 21, 2011

I Still Want A Job In Hong Kong

I've been trying to resume normal blogging around here. I realize that my normal blog post is usually a bit contrary but that's just me.

I'm still not sure if I can maintain the 2 to 3 blog posts a week I was averaging in the 2nd half of 2010, but I've got a lot of opinions, and enough stuff to watch, to keep me busy on a slightly less active basis.

And, yes, I've been home from Hong Kong for more than two weeks now, but I still want a job over there.

I don't think the idea will go away this time.

I'm tired of the cycle of work/save/vacation, only to do it all over again in 6 months. I say that fully away that it sounds like whining -- or whingeing as my Brit friends would say -- in an age when unemployment is high and the economy in the crapper.

I also say that as someone who didn't take any vacations for more than 10 years.

I didn't go anywhere between 1985 and my first trip to England in 1999. I took a one-day car trip to Philly to see U2 in 1987 but that hardly counts.

I went to England in 2000 for work, and Atlanta for 3 days for work in 2008, but those don't count really, do they?

I was the idiot that just worked, or studied, and wasted his salary on junk near home.

Now, I feel stupid that I wasted so much time and money.

(And for those of you out there who resent me going to Hong Kong 4 times in 2 years...get over it. Stop reading my blog.)

My list of "To See" places is more or less the same as it was in 2000 and I realize that all of those places can be seen a lot easier when leaving from the airport on Lantau Island, Hong Kong.

I want a job in Hong Kong that will pay close to what I'm making now.

I have a halfway decent resume and I don't want to sell myself short.

So far, I've sent my resume to a few recruiting firms and I've also sent it off in response to a few jobs that seem close to what I could do.

I want to be happy on my own terms without selling my soul to do it.

Is that too much to ask?

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