September 16, 2008

I got a job!

Posted in career, money tagged , at 6:43 pm by weiszguy

I started my new job yesterday.  I’m pretty excited about it for a number of reasons:

  • My new company does what my old company did, so I already know what I’m doing.  The learning curve is almost flat.
  • My period of umemployment was extremely short – less than two weeks from the time I got the layoff announcement until the job offer came in.  I’ve never had such a short job search.
  • My new company is publicly traded.  I realize, of course, that layoffs and bankruptcies can occur at public companies as well as private, but the public companies have an additional layer of accountability.  It’s hard to hide blemishes with the public rifling through your books.
  • Opportunities for advancement.  In a large, dynamic (two terms which, apparently, are NOT mutually exclusive) company, there are always new things happening, new clients coming on board, new projects starting up.  I don’t want to be a consultant forever, and the future looks bright.
On a sadder note, the business unit I’m part of is based in Houston, and they are still cleaning up from hurricane Ike.  100% of the zip code our office is in is without electricity.  We hope to be fully operational by the end of the week, but much of that will depend on the electric company.
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