Friday, March 27, 2009

You May Be Wondering...

...What happened to the once, twice, thrice daily posting? You may be saying "he used to post every day, why is Bill slacking?"

Well, to sta
rt things off, I used to do most of my blogging during my breaks and lunch at my former employer. Since I worked the "graveyard" shift, I had a lot of time, alone, to contemplate the posts, the subject matter and the message. Alot has changed since November.

I got laid off on November 21st of last year...a week before Thanksgiving. That's enough to take the wind out of anybodies sails, but I tried to persevere. For the past 4 months, I've been trying, in vain, to find a job. In between the job search, I've been tackling some of the jobs around the house that I have been putting off until "next week".

Unable to find a job, I've decided to "blow my own smoke" so to speak and am in the process of starting a business. What I used to do for other people, I'm now doing for myself, and have laid the groundwork for "Bilijohn Graphic Design", a design and print service company.


For those of you that have wo
rked with me politically, you've probably seen my work. I plan on offering my design skills to candidates and businesses, far cheaper than most established design firms, while offering the value added service of seeing the job through all aspects of the printing process...quote, design, print, finishing, direct mail, etc.

Oh, and the reason why I can't find a job? or the few companies that are hiring, scores of pe
ople are "underselling" their skills, just to get the job...they're taking a 30 buck an hour job for 18-19 bucks an hour. It's sad what the "rat race" has become, in only a few short months.

Anyway, I'll be setting up an LLC within the next week or so, then hanging out my shingle...responsible only to myself, my family
and my clientele, as it should be. Have a fantastic weekend.



B.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Count me amongst the many who have been wondering where you've been. I was about to send you an email the other night (I was that worried, honestly!), when I saw you tagged me in a note on facebook.

Best of luck with your business venture! That's pretty exciting! If I am ever in need of graphic design, I will certainly think of you first.

TheBitterAmerican said...

Good luck with it, Bill!

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