Monday, February 05, 2007

Doug's new job

As I write this, Doug is on his way to his new job.

As regular readers might know, last month a company rescinded its job offer to Doug. As might be expected, he was upset about it. He had turned down several interview opportunities because he thought he had that job in hand. One of the ones he turned down was AMD, which originally contacted him in November, but weren't ready to move forward until January. He followed back up with them on Jan. 26, had two phone interviews that day and an offer by 5 p.m. He was on top of the world.

It's taken a bit longer than they hoped for the background check to clear. They wanted him to start Wednesday but it didn't clear until 9 this morning. At 9 they called him and wanted him to be there by 11. Obviously, the few days of waiting was nerve-wreaking, but he is totally psyched.

It's a 3-6 month contract, but could easily go two years and/or turn permanent. He's doing process improvement work, which he really enjoys. The only downside is the commute from Pflugerville to south Austin, but he realizes he could just go early and workout to miss the traffic.

Be sure to wish him well -- this is the job Doug has been waiting for.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! FANTASTIC!!! That's great news! Wishing you all the best with this new job, Doug. I hope you like it as much as I know they're going to like you!

And Dara, sounds like you're in a good position there at your school. Good news for both of you.

My son-in-law, Tim Brock, who also works on a contract basis, is looking forward to an extension of his time at Lucas Film since George Lucas has given the go-ahead for a whole lot more of what he's been doing! Whew! what a relief for everybody. Must be something in the stars for you 40-something guys!

Holly's new art exhibit opens this Thursday night at Gallery C in Hermosa Beach. About 20 percent of her work is already sold and the show hasn't even officially opened yet. The pieces will still be up for the run of the show, so maybe all the cousins will make lots of money this year!!! God willing!

Yay for our side!
Auntie M.