Friday, January 20, 2006

The Deal is Done

Another opportunity popped up for more money and closer to home, but it wasn't a for sure deal, so I did the right thing and went with the bird in hand. It's funny, but the recruiter that got me the job did so in three days from inception to closure. Not bad for either of us. I submitted my resume to his company a couple weeks ago with no response, so I called the main line and asked to speak with a technical recruiter. Joel answered the phone and looked at my resume, hung up, and called me a couple hours later. We met the next day, and the next day I had an interview, and the next, today, I had the job. That has to be a record.

I put off my start date until next monday, as in a week from this monday. I'm spending some quality time with my family. No job searching, no working, just play.

Emmett, my two year old, is beside me learning how to click on a mouse on Playhouse Disney. He'll be a great programmer some day.

19 comments:

mr. schprock said...

You are the man! Congratulations, Scott! You never panicked. God, I admire that!

Tee said...

Congrats, Scott! What a great week you're going to have.

I can't stand the whole job search thing - all the uncertainty of it and decisions to make - I'm so glad that is over for you.

When you're done at PlayHouse Disney try NickJr.com or PBSkids, or UpToTen. LOL :)

Eve said...

The decisions behind you so its onward. Have a great week with the kids. Oh, and don't worry about them - you're different from my dad anyway. His generation believed that raising the kids was the mother's job, so he didn't have a lot to do with me anyway.

magnetbabe said...

Congratulations! Wow, that took no time at all by today's job market standards. You should be proud that someone snatched you up so quickly.

Sadie Lou said...

kids playing on the computer is so cute and a little creepy.
the most annoying kid's site is NickJr. Go there--you'll soon agree.

Shesawriter said...

Hot damn!!! Congratulations, Scott. I know this is a load off your mind. :-)

Tanya

Jada's Gigi said...

Congratulations Scott! So glad that's over for you! Have a great week with the fam...:)

Jenn said...

Somehow I knew it wouldn't be too long. Congratulations oh jenius one!

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Yay! Congrats on the new job, Scott!!

Yoda said...

Congrats!!

(from a fellow engineer)

The Zombieslayer said...

Scott - Keep that recruiter's number for sure.

congrads! Looking for work sucks. Glad it ended so fast for you.

Dixie Belle said...

Good Luck! I hope it turns out to be your best job yet!

trinamick said...

Wow, that was quick! Glad everything worked out. Enjoy your time off before returning to the stress of the working world.

Chloe said...

Congrats on landing what sounds like a great job. I just wonder why there was ever any doubt!

Toni Anderson said...

Congratulations Scott! Good for you. Enjoy the family time :)

Trevor Record said...

Hope you're havin' a good time Scott.

Moni said...

Good job, Scott! No, really "good job." :)

Beth said...

Congratulations! I feel so out of the loop.

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

That is a record.

I'll have the book updated for you....