Coming clean

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    I know I told you all I received an offer to work with that equity firm in Greenwich, CT. I've been less than forthcoming and embarrassed since my first day there.

    I showed up and they immediately called me in for a meeting. They had received my background check late the Friday before and decided to rescind their offer. They were polite about it, and understanding, but since they are involved in nothing but secure transactions and high profile companies, it's a matter of policy.

    So since I was stupid enough to share my job offering with parents & friends, I've been lying low ever since.

    Young and stupid, it follows you for a long time nonetheless. No, I didn't murder anyone, no porno or sex charges, embezzlement or anything that involved a 'victim'. I was nailed for doing the opposite of Slick Willy since I actually inhaled, and had some in my posession as well. I should have contacted him for a pardon while he was in office! :)

    So rather than sulk I decided to be pro-active and started building up my web presence in anticipation of giving it a go as a full time freelancer. I own around 80 domains now and have about 15 active websites. I hope to get all 15 properly running, SEO'd and linked, and then work on networking everything and getting additional sites up.

    This site was always just a fun hobby for me that I tried to monetize a bit to help pay the bills but will always remain a site for good debate and chat. I've learned a lot about SEO, traffic, linking... A few of my other sites are getting great traffic but low CTR (click through rate) so the money really isn't there.

    Ok, rambling again, must be the hydrocodone mixed with the steroids (methylprednisolone) & the xanax & the Paxil & the trileptal. All legal I'm proud to say! :laugh:
     
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    Well, I hope things do work out for you.
     
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    Oh, and BTW, the infraction wasn't recent, that was about 15 years ago! Before marriage, a son, career, maturity...
     
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    Don't say another word about it. Everything works out for the best.

    As for the inhaling and "small amount for strictly personal use" - well, people make mistakes when they are young..and yes, sometimes they do follow.

    Other people can read what happened to you and use it for inspiration perhaps the next time they decide that they can do something and possibly get away with it.

    Head up and push forward! No one will judge you or change their feelings about you because of this.

    You are tackling web-based opportunities and I have no doubt that it will work out better than you can imagine.
     
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    Legally..yes. In the security world? no. Unfortunately, such acts make you a security risk in some circles.
     
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    Hey Jimmy, if you can sell development hours as another service, I will do some work for ya. Database driven websites are my thing, well were, when I used to work. I'm also looking at this new RUBY crap. Seems cool and the deployment environments are cheap, cheap, cheap.
     
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    when you wrote opposite of Slick Willy I thought YOU were a 'monica'...then thought "How could somebody get in trouble for THAT?? It's gross...but..."


    :p:
     
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    Were you forthcoming about it before they started the background investigation? I don't think we would have let it stop us from hiring you if you were.
     
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    Jim, no worries. It sounds like you are taking the bull by the horns!
     
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    It takes a man with a big set to come front & center like this. It can be a very hard thing to do. But I admire a man that chooses to do this. Admit he's screwed up, learn from it and get back in there and fight. I've seen a change for the good in you over the 3+ years I've been here. You'll do just fine J. :rock:
     

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