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Cheesefood 12-08-2006 06:33 PM

Guess what I got today?
Well, it's not brewing related.

I got an offer for a new job! I've been trying to get into this company since June, and in October they finally called me in for an interview. This morning, they called me in and made an offer.

The only disappointing part is that the money is about dead-even with what I'm currently making. But here are the upsides:

1. My commute would change from 1 hour+ each way to 5 minutes each way.
2. More growth opportunity.
3. More chances for advancement and promotion.
4. A much better chance to learn on tools far more advanced than anything I'll use in my current job.

Finally, but most importantly, it's a company that is doing something beneficial for all mankind: working to cure cancer and helping people who are fighting cancer get a higher-quality level of care. (I don't want to mention the company name because they'll immediately find this post, and I'm just not comfortable with them knowing some of the things I've posted about myself on this forum.)

But even with the money being dead-even, it's a much better opportunity. And it's 5 minutes from home!!!

the_bird 12-08-2006 06:37 PM

To respond point by point...

1. Awesome!
2. Awesome!
3. Awesome!
4. Awesome!


Dude, that rocks. Great way to go into the weekend!

david_42 12-08-2006 06:40 PM

A short commute is a thing of beauty. It's amazing how much of a difference it makes in the quality of life.

Ize 12-08-2006 06:42 PM

Man, Cheese, CONGRATS! :mug:

I'm assuming you drive to work and the less you spend on fuel will make up for the cash being about even. And less time commuting equals more time for Miles. (and for brewing of course) And from the sound of things you'll be helping others AND yourself by putting yourself in a position that will help your career in the long run!

Excellent news my friend!!!

As I much as I hate to use it.... :ban:



Cheesefood 12-08-2006 06:48 PM


Originally Posted by david_42
A short commute is a thing of beauty. It's amazing how much of a difference it makes in the quality of life.

Yeah. Last winter when we had our worse storm, it took me 4 hours to get home from work.

With the new place, I could walk home, even in a bad storm, in under an hour (considering that I'd stop inside some stores / churches to warm up). In the summer time, I can ride my bike to work. How awesome is that? I've never worked this close to home.

desiderata 12-08-2006 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by Cheesefood
1. My commute would change from 1 hour+ each way to 5 minutes each way.

Much better than a pay raise! Congrats!

My first job after college I commuted about 50 min. each way. I promised myself I will never do that again! Can't beat 5 minutes. Riding a bike to work would be awesome. I do it now, but that's cuz I live on post. I'm hoping to do it still when I become a civilian.

Nothing beats having a job you enjoy. Hang on to it.

Dude 12-08-2006 07:11 PM

Congrats! :D

Reverend JC 12-08-2006 07:39 PM

Cheese, listen and listen well.

I moved last year from a job to another and it was a lateral move. The new job was about 15 min further, but, i was not required to be "at the office" constantly. The work i can do i can do from home and basically from my cell phone, but the extra time at home to be with family is PRICELESS.

Take the job or i will slap you.

Cheesefood 12-08-2006 08:51 PM

I'm taking the job. I don't hate my current job, but there's no chance that I'll get as much out of my current job as I will out of the new one. I work in Marketing, and this company is among the tops in almost all levels of marketing activity. It's really, really impressive. I get to do analytics for them! Yeah! Statistics Rule!

Sir Humpsalot 12-08-2006 08:55 PM

can you drink on the job?

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