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May. 6th, 2006 @ 12:42 pm The Squeaky Wheel Gets hired
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
So, just the day before I was whining that I'd worked an 86 hour week

What I didn't mention was that I had a phone interview that same day. It looked like a good job, but I was holding off talking about it because phone interviews are usually just the first step and often don't really lead anywhere.

Boy was I wrong, about 24 hours later they called me up and offered me a job.

6 month Contract to hire (or extend contract at the employers option)
In Phoenix
No Mandatory Overtime (but I can, say, work 4 10 hour days to make up for taking a day off)
No On call (when I leave, I'm gone until the next work day)
so basically a normal 40 hour week would be expected.
But the really good part is that they'll be paying me the same net pay I'm getting now with Overtime!
That's nearly a 40% increase per hour.

Wah hoo!
Start date is Monday May 22nd.

The only down side is that it throws my Con going plans a major curve, I may have to skip another year of cons. But I'm going to try for at least doing Friday night, Sat and Sunday for Worldcon and WFC, we'll just have to see how things work out.

Maybe I'll be able to get some rest soon (in fact right now, since there's no way I'll let them work me 80+ hours per week in the next two weeks!)
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AZ Burrowing Owl
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Date:May 6th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations! Sounds like a good gig.
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Date:May 6th, 2006 08:15 pm (UTC)
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Oh sure, guilt me into going to WorldCon, and then you consider dropping out... :-P

Congrats again -- may this contract be extended at ever-increasing salary, for as long as you wish it to continue!

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Date:May 6th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
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Oh, fantastic! Go you!!!
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Date:May 6th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
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Wooot! Go, Gus :)

In other words: CONGRATS!!!

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Date:May 7th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
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You can come to the WorldCon. I'll write you a note.
Date:May 7th, 2006 12:22 am (UTC)
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"No, we can't spare you. What language is this in, anyway?"


"Uh...have a nice trip!"
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Date:May 7th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
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You know, I'm gonna take you up on that, it would be quite a kick to turn in such a note (esp taking into account Steven's suggestions for the note :)

I should be able to go Friday night, Sat and Sun, there's not supposed to be any off hours or weekend work on this job. But I'm still crossing my fingers until I get a feel for the place.

Thanks everyone!
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Date:May 7th, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Date:May 7th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
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Yay! Now you just need to encourage them to open a branch in Flagstaff ;-)
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Date:May 8th, 2006 03:49 am (UTC)
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Congrats on the job change.

[And maybe one of these days it will stop being a situation where the employers can mistreat workers... did I mention that the short-lived contract that had me working via job shop at an insurance company, most of the people doing the testing looked and sounded like they were on H1B visas?...]