Some movement on the job hunting front.

Seems the IT industry is picking up a bit here in Michigan, or at least it seems to be. I’ve gotten a few emails recently with companies that had short-term jobs on offer and if I were out of work I’d probably have tried for one or two of them, but two to six weeks isn’t anything I’m going to quit my current job over unless it pays a helluva lot more than the ones I’ve seen are paying. Last Friday I was contacted by a company that was looking for someone with UNIX and Linux experience of which I have some. I sent back an email saying that while I had some experience I was far from an expert on either OS thinking they’d probably rescind the offer, but it turns out they still wanted to talk with me. So tomorrow I have a job interview in the late afternoon which means I’ll be leaving work early to make it there as it’s all the way back over in Ann Arbor which is south-west -ish of where I’m currently living. Friday afternoon rush hour traffic is notoriously bad so I’ll definitely want to get a head start.

I don’t know if I mentioned that the company I’m contracting to at the moment has offered to hire some of us contractors on internally and they had us all fill out online applications. We’d been told that not everyone would get an offer and today we found out who did and didn’t. I wasn’t one of them. Which is OK because it’s not that big of a step-up to go from contractor to employee. It would have netted me affordable health insurance and the chance to earn vacation time, but not much of a pay raise so it wouldn’t have stopped me from looking elsewhere in the long term. This new possibility I’m interviewing for would bump me up to $20 an hour, still not where I’d like to be, but $5 more than what I’m currently making and should also offer health insurance.

Still just having things show up in my inbox is good call for a bit of optimism. With a little luck maybe I can get back up to what I’m used to earning before another year goes by.

8 thoughts on “Some movement on the job hunting front.

  1. Good luck on the interview today Les. 

    I’d rather have not been offered than deal with what I’ve been dealing with.  My contract house is refusing to let me get hired in directly, and it looks like I’m going to end up in court over it.

  2. All phychics are phoney you notice they ask questions of course the suckers i mean clients all say yes i know this person wich they dont but they make you believe in their garbage they can never predict future nor predict anything they are all fraud they want your money thats it
    they dont care for you they never did but if you give them money they will say oh yea you will receive a big payout or a lottery yea right like pigs fly you guys are blind for money they will say anything to please you if you get disappointed
    dont try to get your money back they will just laugh at you and say haha got you sucker dont believe them they are criminals

  3. Joe’s confused over what this thread is about.

    Anyway, I got to the interview early so it was all done and over with by the time I was originally scheduled to be there. It went well and the position is with a well-known .com company working in the area that I’m not allowed to name because I had to sign an NDA to even be considered. That’s a first for me. I have a second interview on Monday with folks at the company proper to see if I get the job.

  4. I’ve always wondered why a psychic would have to ask my name, etc. And, Les, good luck in your job search. We’re all praying hoping for you.

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