My first day of unemployment.

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 17-Nov-2009 09:18

Today is the first day in my life that I've woken up with no job.

It is a day of sadness and happiness. I've got fantastic memories of my time having had a significant management level input into a very successful business. A change of ownership has meant that my skills are not wanted by the new owners. Karma is a wonderful thing and my knowledge is their loss, not mine.

Today really is the start of a new future for me. I've got some ideas and I know plenty of people. I'm very much a believer in life being predetermined and am sure that what has happened will certainly lead to greater happiness in the future.

If anybody thinks that I might be right for a role they have then my contact details are on this page to the right. I'm always open to offers whether they be for casual/contract or full time work and would certainly be interested in any work in the VoIP, telephony or telecommunications sector.

In the meantime if you're from Wellington and ever want to catch up for coffee or lunch I've got plenty of time on my hands! You can contact me on here or @stevebiddle on twitter.

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Comment by alasta, on 17-Nov-2009 09:46

Good luck, Steve. You're obviously a smart guy and even in this environment there still seem to be opportunities out there for skilled people.

Comment by Linuxluver, on 17-Nov-2009 09:59

Good luck! :-)  

Comment by johnr, on 17-Nov-2009 10:30

Join the John Key beach and beer team

Comment by nate, on 17-Nov-2009 11:38

Good luck Steve

(hurry up and blog about my app would you?!?!)

Comment by paradoxsm, on 17-Nov-2009 13:30

Sorry to hear that you're a talented guy so good luck with the job hunting.

Hopefully they (name delib not mentioned) will learn from their mistakes in due course and someone else will gain.

Comment by DWG, on 17-Nov-2009 13:52

I read your blog with interest as I have a friend who was in the same situation of being unemployed and our online business taking 6 months instead of 6 weeks to build.  As a result of being rock bottom, he (Jackson Tutahi) created an online cv and applied for a $147K job on trademe and succeeded in getting $110k at the age of 23.  Online  CV with a youtube video sellling your skills is the way to go.

Comment by markE, on 17-Nov-2009 15:54

Good Luck Steve,  I'm sure you'll have no problem finding employment.

Comment by Dratsab, on 17-Nov-2009 16:01

Hope something turns up for you soon mate!!  I'll sms you re a catch up Thu afternoon perhaps as I don't usually work on that day.

Comment by crazed, on 19-Nov-2009 12:35

Good luck mate, great outlook you have :)

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Steve Biddle
New Zealand

I'm an engineer who loves building solutions to solve problems.

I also love sharing my views and analysis of the tech world on this blog, along with the odd story about aviation and the travel industry.

My interests and skillset include:

*VoIP (Voice over IP). I work with various brands of hardware and PBX's on a daily basis
  -Asterisk (incl PiaF, FreePBX, Elastix)

  -xDSL deployments

*Structured cabling
  -Home/office cabling
  -Phone & Data

*Computer networking
  -Mikrotik hardware
  -WAN/LAN solutions

*Wireless solutions
  -Motel/Hotel hotspot deployments
  -Outdoor wireless deployments, both small and large scale
  -Temporary wireless deployments
*CCTV solutions
  -Analogue and IP

I'm an #avgeek who loves to travel the world (preferably in seat 1A) and stay in nice hotels.

+My views do no represent my employer. I'm sure they'll be happy to give their own if you ask them.

You can contact me here or by email at