Well, I have been busy. The m-i-l flew up this morning (and boy are her arms tired! Thank you, I’ll be here all week – try the veal!), so we were getting things ready. Plus at work I’ve been busy.
One other thing…I have been looking for another position, although not that actively. About 3 weeks ago, my headhunter contacted me and let me know that a systems-level software developer with an office in Roseville had an opening. I said why not – never say no. After a couple of phone interviews, I found out late yesterday that I’m going to be extended an offer. This position has some pluses:
- 31% pay increase
- 2000 options
- Ability to telecommute or work out of the Roseville office
Wow. The 31% pay increase would put me over 6 digits. One problem – only 2 weeks vacation for starters, but on that salary I could afford to take an unpaid week if I wanted.
But a week and a half ago, I found out that another systems software company had an opening. I sent my résumé, and I got almost an instant response. I had one interview, which went well. Well enough that I’m driving down to Sunnyvale (near San Jose) for an interview on Wednesday. One problem – it probably would not be telecommuting right away, but maybe in 6 months (which is fine, maybe). However, the pay will probably be better and they might help on apartment costs for 6 months, and I think I would like the work better than job #1.
I haven’t told anyone until now (with the exception of one of you, and some non-LJ acquaintances).
There’s also been a lot of closed-door activity at work this week. The president has been out a lot this month, and one of my co-workers told me that the rumors are that his heart really isn’t in running the company any more. We released our European affiliate a week ago from their contract. The same co-worker also told me that the company has almost been sold a couple of times in the past, but things have fallen through, and he thinks that the company is on the market. And at one point last week, all 4 family members (dad + 3 brothers) all wound up in NYC. So maybe the timing is good.
I’ve also thought of writing the new CTO of my old employer to let him know that I am available to work part-time on my old product…thoughts? (He knows me.)
And a self-pat on the back: my headhunter talked with one of the big wigs at my last employer, who I did not work for. He said that he’d never heard anything bad about me, and all he heard was that I did quality work. So that at least brought a smile to my face. I’m not mad at the development management at my last company – it’s the beancounters.
Comment away, please…