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4 years, 1 interview, 1 new job

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by CrazyIvan, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. CrazyIvan

    CrazyIvan G&G Enthusiast

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    Finally...FINALLY...after probably 1000 resumes being sent out, I landed an interview last Wednesday, today I received a call and they want to hire me.

    I was just really suprised that I have been out of full-time work for nearly 4 years. Of that time, I have not had 1 interview until last week. Then, from 1 interview, I am hired. Just kind of confusing, not that I am complaining. heh.

    I will be working through a contract company for Xcel Energy, the regional power company here in Colorado.



    I'll be working in the drafting/design department as a CAD guy doing drawings for the new relay/power stations going up around the region as well as helping the department head develop some new CAD standards to increase productivity.

    Though it is a contract position, they have always many years of work in front of them and when a position opens up in the company, they prefer to hire a contract employee who knows the work. So, for all essential purposes, it is a permanent position without any benefits right now.

    This will be both an increase in hours and pay from what I get now. I do plan on continuing work for my current boss on an as-needed and part-time basis, but we'll see how he responds when I break the news to him tomorrow.

    The new place wants me to start Aug. 29, but sooner if I can manage it. My current boss broke me some news earlier last week that may make this transition a bit smoother, but may make things a bit more difficult at the same time.

    Finally I can save some $ and not worry about drowning in the economy, at least for the time being.
     
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  2. Rodax

    Rodax G&G Newbie

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    Congratulations

    Any job is a blessing in this economy.

    Good luck...hope it works out well!
     
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  3. Some Irish Guy

    Some Irish Guy G&G Addict

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    Congratulations on the job and I tip my hat to you for staying in the game.
     
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  4. Seabeescotty

    Seabeescotty G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Congratulations, Ivan! Perseverance does pay off, in the long run! And it sounds like it was a long one for you, so all the better that you got a good one! I hope it goes permanent sooner rather than later!
     
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  5. Brother Bob

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    Congratulations! I knew you could do it! We're all happy for you!
     
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  6. Deersniper

    Deersniper G&G Newbie

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    Congratulations on the new job. Time to catch up.
     
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  7. DaTeacha

    DaTeacha Things are not what they seem. Forum Contributor

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    Way to hang in there! Good job, too it sounds like.
     
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  8. arvetus

    arvetus G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    congrats on the new job!
     
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  9. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

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    Congratulations, Ivan!
     
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  10. TGF

    TGF G&G Newbie

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    Great news buddy maybe the struggle will finally let up.
     
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  11. swedesrus

    swedesrus G&G Evangelist

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    Congratulations Ivan ! Good luck buddy.
     
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  12. PSLMAN

    PSLMAN G&G Evangelist

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    I'm glad to hear that Ivan and wish you all the best in your new position. What new gun are you going to buy to celebrate?
     
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  13. Huey Rider

    Huey Rider Rotorhead Savage Forum Contributor

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    Congrats and good luck.
     
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  14. PONTIACDM

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    Congrats!
     
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  15. CrazyIvan

    CrazyIvan G&G Enthusiast

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    HAH! Maybe an AK or a revolver of some kind, if I decide to spend the money. We'll see.
     
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  16. CalifgirlinOk

    CalifgirlinOk G&G Evangelist

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    Congrats on your new job Ivan.
    I like hearing good news like that.
     
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  17. flyingbrkracing

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    Great news!
    I started a new job after 3 months and 20 or so apps/resumes and now the calls and emails are coming in.
    Jobs I applied for when I was first laid off and got no responce from are now asking if I'm still available.
     
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  18. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

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    It is GREAT to hear you got a new job!!! I hope you get back on your feet quickly and enjoy your new quest!!!!

    Buy that AK!!! You deserve your fun!
     
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  19. Oxford

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    Congratulations for sure! Now you may need to brush up on the latest version of CAD if it's being used. In four years technology has changed a lot. I'm sure you'll be up to speed in no time.
     
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  20. Sav .250

    Sav .250 G&G Evangelist

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    I know that feels good!
     
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