Farewell gopher, Job Search & Millenials

2018-05-08 11:12:00 +0000

This will be my last phlog post. I have decided to mellow down my posts a bit (i.e. make them less depressing LOL) and start posting them on my main blog on the World Wide Web. I think it's time to shed off a few unnecessary, obsolete and irrelevant activities off my life. Unfortunately, one of them is my use of obsolete technology. Sorry, gopher :-(. It was an awesome learning experience though. I had a great time here in gopherland.


Did I mention that I quit my job a little over a month ago? I can't remember if I did. So I finally did that.

So I have been searching for a new job since then and as expected, it has not been very easy. I have had a few failed hopes... but, compared to my experience 2 years ago, I had a few responses versus, well, none... so that is good a thing. I really wanted that job in downtown Toronto. I already had an interview, got shortlisted, etc... but unfortunately the company went for someone else. I was not surprised. Any jobs downtown are very competitive. Then there is this one position way farther -- all the way in Scarborough -- which will not be too bad if I get it only because it's one of the major banks and the pay is great... I already had interviews, had background checks, did tests, etc... but unfortunately they decided to delay the hiring until June... and now, I'm not even sure if I still want it... so I am moving on. I'm still searching. I usually spend my mornings job searching off job boards, etc. I have been applying like crazy. I have been applying to about 5 jobs per day. I knew this was coming when I quit my job. I wanted to quit so bad I was willing to take this risk. I have always been a risk taker.

So, I have been quite disturbed recently. I do not f$%*n' understand millennials. I have been having challenges in dealing with them. Three of my siblings are millennials. Most people I deal with on social media (I only have 3 - SDF, Mastodon and Twitter) are millennials. I do find common traits among this age group and the ones that I have been having issues with are: narcissism/self-centrism, entitlement and ingratitude. Of course there will always be exceptions. It would be unfair to make a swift generalization over the entire generation. I personally don't think these apply to every millenial out there. I can deal with the first two but the last one -- ingratitude -- I find is really hard to deal with and so I have been trying to understand why this generation is such... but hey, every generation has a problem... and every generation usually has some kind of dislikes towards another generation. So, I have been doing a lot of research off the Internet reading articles about millennials lately. Why all of a sudden I blurted this out you might ask? Well, recently (or always), I have been doing a lot of recognition of others' accomplishments, e.g. promoting people on social media, etc., to the point of exhausting myself -- taking so much of my time and effort and guess what? --- I did not get a "thank you". That is really all I want in return. It's nice to be appreciated. It's sad but I have to understand the new generation and just suck it up. I think it's time to put a stop on whatever it is I'm doing.


A note on copyright:

All of the tracks included in my live mixes are not my work, unless otherwise stated. I do not receive any monetary compensation for doing my live shows. My activities on and Tilderadio are/were/have always been strictly a personal hobby. and Tilderadio are both for-hobby, not-for-profit, non-commercial and fully volunteer-member-run and funded Internet radio services. If your track/piece of work gets included in my mixes then it means that I love and admire you and your work and I am in effect promoting you and your work to my listeners for free.

However, if you are an artist and are still not satisfied with my explanation in the above paragraph, please contact me.


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