What Happened to Prison Pete?[Editor] Nothing has happened to Prison Pete. Nothing at all. He is still rotting away in a NY State prison. Unfortunately, something negative has happened to me, his Editor and friend on the outside who posts his blog for him.
I had planned to resume blog posts after I returned from my vacation the first week of September, but instead I returned to find that my company had done some restructuring and my position (and many others) had been eliminated. After 11 years with the same company, I was laid off and am currently unemployed.
Besides the obvious loss of salary and benefits, one of the things I lost along with my job was access to a high speed scanner at work that I was using to convert Pete's letters to machine readable format for posting. Now I have to figure out a new way to convert Pete's letters to postable text short of actually retyping them myself, which would be just too painful and time consuming. One letter a week I can handle, but not one per day like he was doing for a while.
In the last couple of weeks I've been very busy getting my resume together and looking for a new job, so the blog has been neglected. But I still have some of Pete's letters that I scanned before vacation which I can post. After that, I'll just have to do the best I can with the resources I have available.
Meanwhile I've got some job prospects and am cautiously optimistic. The job market seems better now than it was a few years ago. I'll keep you all informed of my progress.
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I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your job. I know you were worried about that earlier. I do hope you find something soon. Thanks for letting us know and I'll be praying for you.
# posted by Annabel : Sunday, September 24, 2006 9:23:00 PM
Ohhh daaaang.I'm sorry to hear about your job,but good luck sweety on your job search...I am drawing unemployment myself,and it sux...but some $$ is better than zip.I thought I would have more time on my hands drawing a check...yea right....I have a more complicated life NOW than before.My blog rambles on about THAT. So I won't waste time here boo-hoo'ing....but chin up and.....well,at least you have a cool resume'.I wouldn't even want to use one finding a job.I don't have anything but hairdresser skills and THAT license got outdated thanks to prison. Anyways...your a terrific guy for posting for Pete.He's a doll,so I know he understands you can't handle the mail like you did before....but don't stress on it.You've been more than a good friend for so long to Pete-ee....he'll understand. K....I'm repeating myself,so I'll end this with a great big hug,and wishing you the best of luck in the job search.Your a smart guy...you'll land a good job,if not better than the last. HUGS!! T.
# posted by tammi : Sunday, September 24, 2006 11:49:00 PM
I'm sorry to hear about your employment situation. Please don't hesitate to call upon me to again help with transcriptions. Sending good thoughts and energy your way!
bye for now....
# posted by Di : Monday, September 25, 2006 8:24:00 AM
Oh,and I forgot to mention.I'm JUST as eager to hear about you as I am Pete...so please keep us informed whenever you get a chance,hun. Big Hugs, T.
# posted by tammi : Tuesday, September 26, 2006 7:31:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear about your situation. I will keep good thoughts for you and Pete.
# posted by Summer : Sunday, October 08, 2006 8:51:00 PM