Monday, January 22, 2007


...most likely.

Before you think this a recap of the G.R. Ford funereal month, think again.

Early Friday evening, I got a job offer. Verbally. I'm still waiting for it in writing - along with the benefit package. Hopefully some, if not all, of that will come today. But barring any unforeseen circumstances, I can't see why I shouldn't be gainfully employed soon.

It's been a long almost four months. I never expected it to take this long - though everyone said it would, if not double it. Assuming I accept, between then and a negotiated start date, I think I will be able to enjoy the time that everyone keeps telling me I should have been doing.

The offer was good. Not quite what I was making - but only 3% or so off it - but I can more than make that up with company bonuses. Even if I don't, I think I can live without the 3%.

Though the company is not based in Ohio (and I know you'll all understand why I'd never mention the company here in the blog), I will work primarily from home and travel about two days of the week - nationwide. As their market expands, it is possible for international travel, which I am up for.

Ironically, my old employer called late last week wanting me do to some contract work for them. They foresaw it as only being a six month engagement. In reality, knowing what they want/need to accomplish, it should be closer to a two-year project, but they weren't willing to commit to that. Unfortunately, I could not commit to them for only six months (though had I not gotten this offer, I may have seriously considered it).

The new job takes me a little out of my comfort zone, but that's not a bad thing - or at least I keep telling myself. I'd been with my last organization so long, that I'd settled in and gotten probably way to, well, comfortable. I think it's harder to change when you aren't the one initiating the change - when it's forced upon you, one has to take long hard looks. (yes Morty, I said 'long and hard'.)

Over the weekend, I found myself in a better mood. It didn't hurt I was ending the cold cycle. Denton has also had some very positive interviews this last week. I hope to see us both working in February.

I'm actually looking forward to 2007!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Is this the job out of Hartford?

Anonymous said...

You smile too much!

Blobby said...

It's a curse! what can i tell you.