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François Goulet

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It's still very sad...

Good luck!

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As for the reasons for and the processes used for making the decisions, I will refrain from comment. I am currently still employed till December.

I'd comment for you, but there's that clause in the ISP :blink: :D

Absolute bunch of nonsense, but in the end getting out of there has been... rejuvenating to say the least.

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Hope it works out for you.

I used to work at the Irvine Thomas Bros/Rand McNally for many years. They started outsourcing everything to India after 2003. Not to many left at the Irvine TBM location. I was told by friends that the Irvine location will shut down the first part of 2009. I think there are only about 6 carto people left there?

A friend of my that worked at TBM now works at the Socal AAA carto department. He said they now do all the write-up tour information on the maps as well as the maps, since they let go the copy people. More work for the same money.

I still do custom maps but nothing highly detailed anymore. Mostly simple bases.

C Chubb

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In Memory of CSAA Maps
A Parting Sonnet

The room once so full is empty and sad;
Its desks and tables now taken apart-
An office missing the life it once had;
A history lost, removed at its heart.

But heed the quiet and you’re bound to hear,
The sounds of an old and creative band;
Who to the last day in the hundredth year,
Still worked their maps with a firm steady hand.

Listen for the sound of an ancient pen,
Or a scriber carving a lonely road;
When heard you’ll surely recall once again,
The splendid maps that from here there once flowed.

The worth of a thing cannot be measured-
When the thing itself is dearly treasured.

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Sad, but nice sonnet, Rick!

Dave Barnes
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