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Old 02-10-2005, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Becoming unemployed

It looks like my freelance, self-employed days are numbered. My biggest client decided to do their publications in-house (not a real surprise -- they've been talking about it for months), and has already hired a full-time graphic designer. So my workload is rapidly dwindling.

I don't have enough other work (from other clients) to stay afloat (and yes, I'm checking out all possible new clients, but found nothing else so far), so it looks like it's time to update my resume, dye my hair, and go out job hunting.

Any suggestions? I'm especially curious to know what the current salaries are for DTP people, if anyone knows. I've been self-employed since 1987, so I have no idea what kind of money they're paying these days. I'm not really looking for a "design" position so much as a production/DTP/layout sort of thing.

There have been very few positions advertised locally, so I am starting to feel a bit stressed. (More gray hairs! <g>)

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