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Job Hunt – Part 2

August 22, 2006

Well, the offer letter came and went; I sent it back signed today. With this job, Jody will not have to work if she doesn’t want to. We need the flexibility if we are going to be raising a family away from family, so that is good. However, unbeknownst to many, we came VERY close to moving yet again! Here are the details:

Since the company is based in the Bay Area, most of their customers are in the Bay Area as well. This means that I would be working from home in Colorado and traveling a LOT, i.e. 2 weeks out of each month on the average. Because we haven’t officially signed the lease for our apartment yet, I asked them to send me two offer letters, one for me living in Colorado and one for me living in the Bay Area. They offered more money if I would have moved there, but that wasn’t the only factor.

Long story short, we decided to stay here in Colorado. If you really want to know why, you have our numbers. So the next step is that I will be going to the Bay Area starting on the week of Sept. 11th and staying for 3 weeks straight on a project. They understand that this is a long time to be away from Jody, so they have graciously offered to fly her up for as long as she wants to stay there with me. How nice!

The company is going to get me corporate housing to use everytime I’m in the Bay Area, as well as a company car there. Jody is also free to come and join me on any of my trips. It all works out.

Anyway, I’m just glad to be employed again…

Job Hunt – Part 1

August 17, 2006

As I type this, I am sitting in gate D37 at McCarran airport in Las Vegas waiting for a flight back to Colorado.  I arrived yesterday to go on a live sales demo for a company called RSpeed.  I have been in contact with RSpeed regarding a position with them since before we left Hawaii and everything looks positive.  The sales demo I did was the clincher and guaranteed me a position with them as a sales/implementation engineer.

I spent the night in the Westin Hotel and spent time getting to know the guys from RSpeed.  They are very positive and energetic people, and this position has great potential.  They will be sending me an offer letter tomorrow…