Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sloppy Editing

Before I get to Valentine's Day, I need to neaten up what happened in my (non-T) world.

As my contract was ending, I spoke to several people about future job opportunities.  One sounded very good: I could keep my clearance and make quite a bit more money but it would have required a somewhat longer commute and may end in six months.

Another opportunity showed up about the same five miles from my apartment where I was working, at the same company where I (until recently) worked.  It used the skillset I had the most experience with.  It did not require my clearance which was a big minus.

A few days after interviewing I received an e-mail from the program manager asking me to call.  He wanted to know what day I "could start."

We hadn't discussed salary (except for him to say I may be out of range) or responsibilities or myriad other things.  And he asked me what day I could start, which to me says they're trying to decide if my timing fits in with theirs.

I told him.  He suggested a week sooner.  That was the whole conversation.

A couple of days later, I was added to an e-mail thread.  Someone on the team wanted to know what day I was going to start; he thought it was that day.

Then I was added to e-mail streams discussing my phone setup, voice mail setup, and computer.

We still hadn't discussed salary or responsibilities.

But here I am at my exciting new desk (in an office, not a cube!  with free coffee!), doing exciting new work.  I hope they plan to pay me an exciting new salary.

When it comes right down to it though, it's not that important.


  1. Congratulations! Sounds promising...


  2. Congratulations on the new job! :)

    Some years ago, I had a similar experience at a military installation on the west coast. However, I did *not* show up, since I'd never actually accepted the job. They had made a salary offer, which is different from your situation. I think they were surprised.

    Don't be surprised if a salary shows up that's seriously low.



    1. I'll let y'all know if Friday's my last day. :)


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