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Steve Schechter
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Writer, photographer, blogger, corporate IT exec
Writer, photographer, blogger, corporate IT exec

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So I’m in Hong Kong, as you probably know, continuing on the job search – and getting damned frustrated with it, if I’m to be completely honest. By day I’m working, by night I’m going through job listings on job boards and web sites, reaching out to my…

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… by which I mean my current situation – job hunting – doesn’t leave me much time for writing anything substantial here. When I’m not working (I still have just over 3 months to go at my job) a lot of my time and energy is spent on the job hunt. It’s…

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The Global Peace Index 2017 (PDF), produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, rates the Philippines as the second least peaceful country in the Asia Pacific region, behind North Korea. This low rating was primarily due to Duterte’s drug war and…

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Believe it or don’t, I didn’t go out at night (aside from dinner) that much during my recent two weeks in Hong Kong. But I did get out a few nights and usually had my camera with me. I can’t begin to tell you how much I’m enjoying shooting with the…

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I’ve complained about BPI’s terrible service in the past. Wednesday they struck a new low. June 7, 2017 8:12 AM 9:40 AM 12:43 PM 4:06 PM 10:03 PM Isn’t tracking transactions the most basic thing that banks do? How could a major bank possibly screw this…

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I know, I’m way overdue for a post. I’m back from two weeks in Hong Kong, where most of my time and energy was devoted to my job search, as well as time spent preparing to shut down my department and hand off our responsibilities to people in the U.S. The…

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Just a quick note in case you haven’t seen it elsewhere yet … Flying to Hong Kong today and I will be there for approximately two weeks. Hoping to see a lot of friends, meet a lot of recruiters, attend some great networking events, see some live music…

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Today marks 12 days since getting my redundancy notice at work. I’ll be traveling to Hong Kong on May 20th and staying for around two weeks – available for meetings and also appreciate any tips on networking events I should attend. (I’m already registered…

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I will be unemployed as of September 30, 2017. It has been said that finding a job is a matter of who you know (while keeping a job is a matter of what you know). Thanks to social media (and this blog), I know a lot of people. And now I’m asking my…

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Pointless time killer … or a way to distract myself from everything else going on that I prefer not to think about … There was this thing going on over at Facebook where people were posting “here’s a list of 11 bands, 10 I’ve seen live, 1 I haven’t, guess…
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