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Author Topic: Good interview yesterday - would you take it?  (Read 1036 times)

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Good analysis, Codger
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2005, 06:23:17 am »
Agreed on the bork and also the character of the job offer itself.
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Re: Dont jump at the first thing that catches your eye
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2005, 06:26:04 am »
Thanks codger, my gut agrees with you. The new position will require me to fund my own retirement and will cost me at least 1 night per week on the downtown gig. That's $200-$250 per week right there. I'm basically looking at a net $5k-$7k bump and that doesn't take into account the environment, days off, or extra driving (20 miles per day).

I'm leaning heavily towards taking your advice but will wait till the last possible moment (Thursday afternoon). I think this was a good learning experience for me. I used several tricks I've picked up from you guys and it worked in spades, IMHO.

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Turnabout on advice
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2005, 06:28:12 am »
MWSH,

You counseled me recently that I should reconsider how well my local area (which I always bitch about) can support a technology career.

In the same vein, pm4hire had an excellent point about the near term prospects of the telecommunications industry. It is hideously overbuilt.

A friend who is a tech writer worked at a local telecomm company (cell carrier software provider) called C*nvergys that is doing QUITE well. He busted his ass and in reward he was laid off. How do they do so well? They fire the asses of their US employees and hire offshore and H1Bs to replace them! >:  Kumguzzlers.

Just a thought.
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2005, 06:59:21 am »
Thanks for the frank advice. I asked for it, I accept it. One of the guys I interviewed with is named "Mohammed" and was already on my nerves after 10 mins. He's a project mgr that I'd have to work closely with. Just another clue.

Take that for what it's worth.

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Re: Turnabout on advice
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2005, 07:05:16 am »
Just bow to Mecca at the daily appointed times and you'll do fine. :evil

Don't take it as me busting your chops, which you didn't. I think asking whether the growth curve is rising or falling on particular industries or situations is always helpful. Sometimes I even heed it. :)

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