Life at warp speed

June 23, 2007

Whooeee…. It’s been a week (maybe two) this, um, week.

First, the new job. In short, it’s been a great week — busy, lots to learn, meeting new people, some fun (the Summer Pot-luck lunch out in the park) and initial confirmation about the quality of the organization.

And at the end of the week, K and I drove to Kingston for Podcasters Across Borders 2007 — which is where I’m writing this from. It’s great meeting people we’ve listened to and communicated with over the ‘net to share our experiences in podcasting.

More on both Real Soon Now.


First Day Notes

June 18, 2007

Started my new job today, as a Project Manager. Orientation and training sessions with the 5 (!!) other new-hires starting today (well, one is actually starting next Monday, but he wanted the opportunity to meet the rest of us today).

Lots to learn about the company’s products, customers, projects and so on. Usual disclaimer applies: opinions expressed here have nothing to do with my employer etc…

Stay tuned, more as time permits…

Headlines that make you smile (#2)

June 13, 2007

Boeing sales forecast takes off” is the headline for an article that appeared today on The Beeb‘s news website.

It’s so obvious (and lame…) that it can’t have been an accident.  Makes you wonder if they’re letting the summer interns work unsupervised… 😀

Good News!

June 1, 2007

I know, I know… it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything substantial… er, well, a while since I’ve posted anything, I suppose.

But there’s a good reason — I’ve actually started several draft posts, but haven’t been able to finish them just yet.

Because I’ve been quite busy on the job search front.

And it’s finally borne fruit —  the second job fair I attended recently (about which I posted in Woof.) lead to an interview with one of the hiring managers at the company a little over a week ago.  The interview went very well, and I got a call a few days after from the HR person who was also at the interview; she wanted to ask a few more questions over the phone so that I didn’t have to come back in for a second interview and at the end of the conversation she asked me to send her a list of references that they could check.

I sent her the references at the beginning of this week, and I heard from one of my references the same day that she had been contacted; the next day I got an e-mail inviting me to meet with the hiring manager and the HR manager to go through an offer later in the week.

Cut to the chase: the position looks like it will be a good fit for my skills and experience, the company has corporate values that I agree with, and from the time I’ve spent speaking with various people there (at the job fair as well as in the subsequent interview and meeting) they seem to be a very dedicated and committed group with lots of very good, positive energy.  I believe this will be an excellent opportunity for me, and after taking a brief time to consider the details of the offer (they let me take the offer home, so I could discuss it with my wife) I decided to accept the offer.  I faxed them back the signed offer, and I will start working for the company in a couple of weeks.

And with a bit of time freed up from the job search, maybe I can get those other posts completed and published…  Real Soon Now!