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End of an era

I have just unloaded the last of my now worthless shares in my dot-com era employer, the one-time eBusiness consultancy Scient.

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alexmc
Aug. 12th, 2005 02:03 pm (UTC)
Thanks for this news. It kind of makes me feel a bit better for not being the managing director of a DotCom success story.
sclerotic_rings
Aug. 12th, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC)
You used to work for Scient? You poor child. I went in for an interview with Scient in 1999, and knew something was up when the only people interviewed who weren't rejected as having said that "they were from outer space" were graduates of SMU's business and advertising programs. After hearing what happened later, I was damn glad that I didn't get the job.
sbisson
Aug. 13th, 2005 05:08 am (UTC)
Oh, it's difficult to refuse someone headhunting you and doubling your salary...

It wasn't too bad on the tech side of things, and in Europe. I got to see chunks of the world and do interesting projects...
fba
Aug. 12th, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC)
The company I got made redundant from have been bought and merged and came out of the .com boom as Pipex...

They seem to be doing alright - which never fails to amaze me...
stillcarl
Aug. 12th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
You didn't think to try and sell them on eBay as "worthless but priceless mementoes of the .dom era!"? Or is that how you managed ot offload them? :-)
stillcarl
Aug. 12th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC)
Hee - ".dom". There ought to be ".dum" domains...
sbisson
Aug. 13th, 2005 05:09 am (UTC)
Ah, if only. They were held by some US securities firm that I didn't even know had them...
jaq
Aug. 13th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC)
But have you unloaded the branded clothing and merchandise?
sbisson
Aug. 13th, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
Oh, I still even have ECsoft branded clothing...
daveon
Aug. 13th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
Ah... Scient... so many meetings so little work.

There were so many baby -ients too.

Vient were another f**ked company IIRC.
sbisson
Aug. 13th, 2005 05:07 am (UTC)
Heh...

To be honest I was very busy a lot of the time - I think the UK office was rather different from the US...
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