i've been so afraid to reach out to some exbosses (that i haven't kept in touch with) to see if they would put me in touch with people who might be interested in hiring someone with my back ground.... alot of it is the pain and fear of yet another rejection... (lots of it in the last 9months) the "no i don't feel comfortable introducing you", the non-response possibilities.... both of which would make me feel MORE crappy.... i'm finally , right now, going to email an ex boss. who's my best shot. i don't know if he'll even respond to me. he didn't respond to my last email which was months ago. and if anyone can help me, he can. very nervous, hence the cold hands.... wish me luck !