Tuesday, September 08, 2015

So.

Heard about the job. Got it. Start date October 5.

Am I wondering if I'm crazy to once again decide to get another job, get an interview, get a second interview, get offered the job and accept it without "shopping around" a bit? Yes.

But my last two employers were local, family run companies. I could go on at length about the weirdness of working for "family" when you are NOT one of the family. Nope, nope, not doing that one again. I will however share some funny in hindsight stories, once they are safely in hindsight.

This new gig is with a BIG Utility Company. I will go through a background check and be issued a building badge, and show up for work and do real estate research all day. About the same money, 1/3 of the commute, and 1/10th of the random bullshit. Yes, of course there will be bullshit, every job has some, but it will not be nearly as...diverse...as the bullshit I've endured for the last year.

I'm taking the job. I'm also taking the rest of my vacation. They get two weeks' notice, which I'm not even obligated to give, because I'm salaried (and don't get me started about how that's not right either, because my job role is really supposed to be classified as hourly).

Nearly done. Over and out. The rest of my vacation is celebration.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just lurching, but major congratulations! Sounds wonderful!

Brenda said...

Congratulations---I don't know how you really shop around for a job because you won't know what you're getting into until you've been there long enough for the "new" to wear off. (At least that's my experience.) I think we know each other well enough that I will give you the same advice my 84-year-old dad gave me the night before I started my new job: "Just remember that there are always allot more horses' asses than there are horses and you should be alright." I had my first evaluation on my new job today, and while it wasn't fabulous because I have only been there three months and still have tons to learn, my supervisor had many complimentary things to say about me, and I left the room feeling good about myself and the job.

Linda said...

Congrats - hope this one works out better for you.

KatyaR said...

Woohoo, congratulations! I worked for a family company once, will NEVER do it again. Still deciding if I want to start looking as well. My 6 yr anniversary is coming up at the end of the month, I hate loosing the seniority, but I'm not sure there's much more for me there. Anyway, congratulations, I'm so happy for you!

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wednesday said...

Congratulations! What terrific news to get during your vacation, you will enjoy the rest of it so much more knowing you have been released from the asylum.

I am really impressed that you continually defy the odds of most of the female working population. Sought out by headhunters when most of us are being ignored, and in a male dominated field, is a stellar accomplishment.

knitterjane said...

Happy for you!

Charlotte said...

Congratulations!

Karen said...

Congratulations!

Unknown said...

I have always wanted to waltz in from vacation on a job I didn’t like and say, "I'm back, and I'm outta here!" . Of course, you will do it in a most appropriate and professional way, while secretly singing songs of glee in your head. Congratulations. Maybe you can bring your boss a fish.
And, OMG, new company sounds like it might actually have an HR dept., and depts. that actually have responsibility for things like payroll, and accounts payable. And you, in a dept. that does research, and not asked to do those other functions. What a novel thing. (at least I hope it's big enough to have those things, although as dysfunctional as so much of American business is, I wouldn’t swear to it).
Plus 1/3 the commute- that's a clincher. Cool.
Kimmen

Caroline in Boulder said...

Yay! Soooooo happy for you, Catherine! Relative sanity and a short commute for the win!