Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Well, It's Official!

I do, in fact, have a job offer.

I haven't accepted yet, but the offer is from a Taiwanese tech company who needs an interface to the company who laid me off (one of life's little ironies). My main contact at the customer company -- my former employer -- has been a friend for 15 years and recommended me for the job. Doesn't get much sweeter than that.

There will be a few challenges. I need to ramp up my technical skills in a big way very quickly. I will also support a second company in a different city, so I will do a fair bit of travel in the lovely state of Texas. And of course, the communication challenges that occur when keeping up with people half a world away are always "fun."

I did have an in-person interview with the man who will be my boss. Not only is his first name the same as my hubby's, but I found him to be very honest and definitely someone I can easily work for. Another bonus. It's tough to work with people whose primary language isn't the same as yours, but these folks have all been delightful (I've had two conference calls as well, so I've talked to a number of the employees). At some point I'll grow comfortable with everyone there and not rewrite every word in every email seven times. That will be a happy, happy day. I can't wait to discover their personalities, their senses of humor, all that stuff that makes a job fun!

In the meantime, I've enjoyed working at my church, which has been a personal goal of mine for years. Now that I've actually done it, maybe it's not a long-term career goal. It's been great to work with all those people who I love and respect so much, but with two kids headed to college imminently, it's probably time to earn an engineering salary for a while.


Cindy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! And thank you for not letting me find out by reading the blog - I appreciate the phone call. I'm starting my research this morning! Gotta look out for my sis!

Love ya!

bensrib said...

Too funny! I'm doing just the opposite - waiting until the kids are all gone before I go to work. I have three years left to teach the last one at home, but I may start working part-time before that, just to get my foot in the door. And I, too, will need to ramp up the technical side of my field (finance - I HATE Excel). Oh well. It was fun while it lasted.

Coach J said...

Yay!! I'm so excited for you! Income during the college years is a good thing!

Monica said...

Congrats on the job! That's great news.