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Friday, March 25

Ashes in My Mouth

I have lost my job in the US, before I even started it, and lost my chance to be with my Princess in the foreseeable future. Words fail me, and those already uttered are like ashes in my mouth, coming back to haunt me. Excuse me while I go do something stupid.

16 Insights :

Blogger Kitten intuited...

Honey, I am so sorry..what happened?

Please let us know you are OK....

Thinking of you...

3/25/2005 11:18:00 PM  
Blogger Bou[fon] intuited...

What the hell, man? Are you okay?

3/26/2005 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Bitch intuited...

Oh Mathieu. Words fail me. I'm so, so sorry. Please tell us more. I feel terrible for you.

Please don't do anything too stupid.


3/26/2005 02:23:00 AM  
Blogger Mathieu intuited...

Turns out some fucking mofo of an HR VP has decided to refuse several applications of people who already have their visas. Like yours truly.

So far the stupidest thing I've done is smoke a cigarette.

I'm going to bed now, try to sleep the shock off.

3/26/2005 02:35:00 AM  
Blogger Takhara intuited...

*comfort* :(

3/26/2005 03:40:00 AM  
Blogger schuey intuited...

it's stupid,useless and but i'm with you. take care.

3/26/2005 04:20:00 AM  
Blogger Bou[fon] intuited...

I guess I hadn't realized how extreme this was, I just read your "living out of a digital barrel" post and it dawned on me that you were metaphorically waiting in line at the airport and ready to go. I am truly sorry. I guess it's too early to ask you what you're gonna do.

3/26/2005 05:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Tom intuited...

What was the job? Maybe one of us knows someone who can help...

Not much else to say but that this just sucks.

3/26/2005 05:56:00 AM  
Blogger gregoire intuited...

but you've move and shit, what the fuck do they expect you to do?

3/26/2005 05:56:00 AM  
Blogger rufus intuited...

Maintiens le cap Matthieu, il y a toujours un espoir, il y a toujours un bonheur...
tu vas rebondir et une solution va surgir , évidente, rassurante, inévitable...
Ta princesse est avec toi, sans aucun doute...
et Merci à toi pour tout ce bonheur ... que tu vas encore vivre et nous faire partager.
rufus, stoïcien de la campagne

3/26/2005 09:44:00 AM  
Blogger Mathieu intuited...

Thank you, gentle readers, for your kind words of support.

I've slept on it, decided that taking up smoking again would be a bad idea, and that moving on would be a good one.

French HR are screaming bloody blue murder at the US dipshits, and since I'm a little fed up with this operation, I've sent emails to the various headhunters or business contacts who'd offered jobs in the past.

Sadly, none in the US.

I'm going to talk to Immigrations and ask them if the employer-specific visa is transferable to another company and if so, how.

If it is, it will make looking for a US job much easier, altho not nearly as much as a green card would.

If not, it's back to square one.

I wonder if I can call the count?

3/26/2005 11:03:00 AM  
Blogger james intuited...

Oh my dear brother I am sorry for you loss. I guess I just have to think about the story of the Egyptian Phoenix. The bird who lives for 500 years and then sets itself on fire to rise, renewed above the ashes. Sometimes I guess we have to set ourselves on fire in order to feel the freedom of a new life. I hope that something works out and you can work in the states.

Anyway, in the end there are no words that can console I guess. Just know that I am here for you.

3/26/2005 06:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous intuited...

Courage fils ! Derriere un petit malheur peut se trouver un grand bonheur. En gardant ton calme et en mettant en oeuvre tous tes amis, tu vas trouver une solution bonne pour toi et pour Ivonne.

Good luck.

3/26/2005 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Tania intuited...

So sorry to hear about the job :(. I'm sure this will just be a small bump in the road. Bon courage!

3/26/2005 08:38:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa Klu intuited...


IBM - it's the next best thing to government.


3/26/2005 08:41:00 PM  
Blogger Pat intuited...

Oh No Mathieu!!! How awful!! I am thinking of you and praying that something bigger and better will come along for you.

3/28/2005 11:45:00 AM  

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