Originally Posted by Stomme poes
And who is he?!
The fact that I am still not re-employed yet
Does that mean you are UN-employed?? (To use an American term.)
doesn't tell me there's a problem with the market or the economy or anything like that. It tells me I am not a professional, and I do not offer what people want or need. I don't use professional tools, I don't write professional code,
Here in the U.S., there are MILLIONS of hard-working, qualified, *professional* people out there that have last their ass in "The Great Recession", so don't ever sell yourself short.
Capitalism has different goals and objectives than necessarily employing the best or nicest people....
So, easier said than done, but any UN-employment you may be experiencing is not necessarily an indication of your self-worth, Stomme Poes. *HUG*
and I can come here to forums like SitePoint and blather my opinion about anything whether I have any experience or knowledge of it wherever I want and nobody knows you're a dog on teh interwebs.
Well, you're the most interesting dog I know on the Internet, so take heart!
Some people confuse my word diarrhea with knowledge, though I think most people know I'm just blowing stuff outta my ass. You have to take everything I say with a bag of salt and realise that maybe I'm making more word soup on forums because I have plenty of time on my hands doing nothing else anyways.
I VALUE YOU, Stomme Poes, and I think you have TONS to offer both employers out there, your husband, your pets, and the SitePoint Community!!! So don't get down on yourself, because you are important!!
And if I had to name one person whose posts I most enjoy reading and that make me tingly, it would be you!! (DeathShadow is a close second, but his posts tend to make me itch more than anything!!)
I think the thing I love most-est about you, Stomee Poes, is that you remind me of how the Internet, and people on the Internet used to be back in the 1990's... People were honest, forthright, not afraid to share their hopes, and dreams, and passions, and quirks, and nutty thoughts. Those were the days when I'd rush home to check my dial-up e-mail and spend all Friday night just pouring over the awesome e-mails, bulletin board posts, and one-dimensional websites. That was when "Content was King" and the world came together to be a little closer. Back then we were all EQUAL and FAMILY. My how the world and the Internet have changed in 17 years...
At any rate, I think you are very intelligent, experienced, and have a lot to offer both *professionally* and personally.
Does that mean you know everything, or are "the best"? Maybe not. But then again, this isn't a race...
Anyways, I'm not as good as blabbing as you are, but I just wanted to say that I really appreciated your long, thought-out, and passionate response above, and that I have missed you and such responses, and I hope that both are back to stay!!