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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just got a new J-O-B in the nick of time

Man I'm psyched. The place I'm at right now has been going through a merger for the past 3 months, and May 11th would be my last day there (the IT department is moving to Portland, OR and I did not get "invited onto the Ark" as they say). It's come this close to me being unemployed, but miraculously, a place I interviewed for 2 weeks ago extended an offer to me just now over the phone. Hallelujah. I go there to fill out paperwork tomorrow.

Also, they want me to start 12 days after I leave here, so I'll be enjoying that sweet, sweet "vacation" where I'll be doing nothing but riding the bike and flicking off my old employer's building when I hoist one up and ride past (do not attempt stunt, closed course professional driver).

I have that "I'm saved" feeling all over right now. Anybody else ever experience that?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 11:26 AM
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congrats! stick it to the man!

any kind of severance package from the old job? that would be double sweet.
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I have that "I'm saved" feeling all over right now. Anybody else ever experience that?
Absolutely, not work related however.

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I love that vacation time in between jobs!

Congrats man!

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Congrats....tough field to keep employment right now.

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Congrats. Unemployment is the pits i wouldn't wish it on anyone. Glad everything worked out for you.
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Congrats!
Like anyone would want to go to Portland anyway

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Yeah, I was in the same boat, kinda.

My old boss and I were having some "personal" issues, ie: he was a fucking asshole! Had a customer offer me the same type of job for $10k more a year and no more saturdays, or filling in for the afternoon shift.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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any kind of severance package from the old job? that would be double sweet.
Well since the 11th of May is coming up, I think I'm going to lay low, and just let them release me (ssshhhh!) and at the time of exit, they'll tell me of any severance. Right now I don't have any info. However I will get a check for 19 unused vacation days. That will be nice, regardless of any severance.

As for Portland, heh, I've been there so much because they used to send me out there, it was like a 2nd home. The roads are in fact very cool there (what with the PCH, rt 26 to the ocean and the crazy hills out there), but the job market, isn't as nice as it is here.


Also, Bill, I hear ya.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-28-2005, 12:17 PM
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Congratulations.

I know the feeling. When I began separating from the Army I was scared I wouldn't find a job. After all, every sergeant I talked to said I'd never find a job on the outside, so I was very nervous. Then I interviewed here at Orbitz and I was offered a job that day. I left the Army on a Thursday and started here that Monday.

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Congrats, you better keep that horseshoe that you have up your ass. Especially being in IT, you lucked out big time. I know so many people who have been out of work for 2+ years in that field or any tech field for that matter. Enjoy your new gig, and the time off between. Get some riding in. It's so good to hear happy endings.

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