Thursday, June 19, 2008

I did what now?

On 6/19/2008 I was called by AT&T and told that my number was calling 8595823257 and harassing them.  The person had called and complained and threatened legal action if i didn't stop calling. I looked through my cell phone bill for the past couple months and can't find that number listed.  I have to assume that AT&T or the person or both are wrong about me calling them.

I have not to my knowledge called that number and I have never made a harassing phone call in my life.

Back to step 0

I got their FOAD today.  "The technical interviewers felt you didn't have the depth needed for the position." Oh well.  I guess I'll keep looking at them and at other places.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Step three!

Okay. The face to face interview is over. They flew me down Thursday night of the 12th and the Interview was at 2pm Friday the 13th (a bad sign?). I rolled around Morrisville and looked at Crosstimbers apartments. 875 sq feet for 700$ a month; not bad. The manager interview went awesome. The technical interview went poorly. They asked me a bunch of questions I didn't know the answer too. I tried my best but still don't feel I did well. Hopefully I tech out at 2 and can get the job. Now is the time of the waiting. I hate waiting

Meanwhile Lexmark is still lexmark; kinda crappy with promises of crappier later.

I really hate waiting. It is a never ending waiting and checking for information about something that is very central to your life. It's like waiting to find out if you have cancer.

If they make me an offer I'm gone.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Back to step two?!

>???????? so after I thought I wasn't going to get a job they called me up and told me that they wanted to fly me down there to interview a bunch of people for a bunch of jobs. Don't get me wrong; I'm happy, but confused. The recruiter is a salesman so he can't talk plainly which makes getting straight answers out of him very difficult. I've said screw it. I'm going to go down there and have fun and interview and talk to people and do my thing. My hope is that I'm going to impress someone and get a job. For preference 1st shift but I can cope with 3rd and if I absolutely have to maybe 2nd. I want 55k a year and basic bennies. I'd like relocation but I think i can make due without it.

HooRay? Good Times?

Why am I filled trepidation? This should be a time for joyous celebration. With Bitches! We'll see how it turns out.

Hail Eris!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Back to step one

Well my pessimism was well founded.  I teched out at a 2 instead of a 3 which means that I can't have the tech 3 job.  However there is a tech 2 job open for third shift that I think would be fine.  Down side is that they aren't interested in flying me down there to interview for that position which means that if they want to interview me for that position I'll have to fly down there on my own dime, but that isn't a guarantee that I'll get the job. This is depressing but not unexpected. I still want outta here and now is the time.  I'm having the recruiter talk to the manager to see if we can do a phone screening before I spend a bunch of money to get down there and have them tell me no.  If the manager bites then I'll pay to fly down there and crash on John's couch.

If this fails I'm going back to support here  one way or the other.


Step one and two thrids

I had the tech screening.  I feel I did okay but not great.  The guy (Paul Nelson) said I did good and said that my NetApp experience was a "BIG plus" but I am, as always, full of doubt.  The recruiter sent me an email at 1:30 Friday but I didn't get it until 4:30 and by then he was gone for the day or not answering.

That meant that I waited all weekend not knowing my fate and it fills me with a sense of anxiety and self doubt. Horrible.  Plus I hate waiting for important things; I'm not good at it.

I called the guy this morning but didn't get a response from him until I emailed him at 10:45.  He is going to call me this afternoon. so maybe I'll know in 3 or 4 hours.

God I hope so.