Re: i got the job!
Scott / Screamjem, thank you for your thoughts. my father-in-laws passing is not as rough as it was, although it still comes and goes...last night was one of them. would have been nice to walk in and tell him...hey dad, i got that job! he would have been extatic. i know he knows but it isn't the same. i really miss him and anyone here who could have had a chance to meet him would understand. he was so cool and just down-to-earth. i miss having someone to make fun of people with. i'm not much of a drinker and he would make fun of me if there was some left in the bottle. now when i rarely have a drink i make sure it's gone.
i'm excited on this new job and waiting on the email confirmation from the new job that i got it...i mean, i did get it, verbally on the phone yesterday. you understand.
Gilk, it is pretty sweet! i'm so happy, although nervous of course. i don't want to leave my crew. i love these guys. it would ALMOST be as if i worked with a bunch of you (well maybe bad example since that would be way more fun but you know what i mean) but management is screwing me. then i found a job that pays more...what do you do? well as my wife and friend here at work said......screw them! friday is your last day! so i start the 31st of july and this friday will be it...3 days notice. 1 week off. i feel bad but they wouldn't feel bad for me if they got me first. also, it's not like i'm burning bridges. i have all the references i need for the future. they deserve what they got and they had their chance. life is too short. after i build my savings up a bit and photography gets larger, i may leave this new place after 2 years.....who knows. i may be there for 10, who knows. think of yourself and family first.
i'm going to make my rounds and let people know today. when the executives find out that i'm leaving they're going to be p'd to say the least! and they hold the cards for keeping this company on as a contract company (the co. that is screwing me and my team.) they have not been too happy with them anyway. THAT WILL BE SWEET.
so again, i'm happy....i'm an uncle, i'm finally turning the financial boat around after struggling for the last 4 years. i hope it goes well, as anyone would think when starting a new job. i will be on call since it's a 24/7 365 operation but since i'm in the lower level tech spot i won't be on that much. that's good since i don't want it to interfere with my photography stuff on weekends.
JJEMMER777, how is your new gig?
thanks again guys.