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Dec 11, 2001 10:25 # 750

null smiles...

My ex-co-worker

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Yesterday I had a discussion with my boss that left only one conclusion - I need a new job.
2 minutes ago my former co-worker called and offered me a job in the company he's at - superb working conditions (he says), (12+1)*(1.5*current_salary) + fat_bonus plus company laptop.
Is this fate?
Don't leave, don't change channels, bear with me until part II - The Interview. Right after the commercials!

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Dec 11, 2001 12:02 # 753

Jaz *** wants to know...

Re: My ex-co-worker

What was that discussion with your boss about? You once mentioned you like the people you work with.

'Yeah, That's what Jesus would do. Jesus would bomb Afghanistan. Yeah.' - snowlion

Dec 11, 2001 13:31 # 763

null tells about...

Re: My ex-co-worker

Oh, nothing special. Yesterday I had to install some software at a customer's. The CD was ready on Sunday, 21:00 (had to visit the office 3 times to get it, what a great planner my boss is). My job on Monday was: a) install the software, and b) find a way to access a 10yrs old matrix printer over a network.
I've done both of them, yet the boss isn't happy with b). Not because it doesn't work, or because it's badly implemented.
Because my solution differs from what he's suggested (which was, BTW, utter crap).
He doesn't understand how it works, so he has a certain uncomfortable feeling about it. This alone is enough for him to state that I haven't reached the goal.

With a probability of 95% we will implement his solution, only to find out that it causes tons of problems. Then emergency meeting, brainstorming. Our senior programmer will come up with something that resembles my program (which is obvious if you have any idea how things work). He gets the credits, the boss is Infallible [tm] and thus I'm the one to blame.

Stuff like this happens all the time. And not only to me. It's just not very motivating.

But yes, my co-workers are very nice people. :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Dec 11, 2001 13:17 # 760

Orchid *** posts about...

Re: My ex-co-worker

Well, slowly slowly slowly.
OK, some months ago I urged you to find a new job and ran to you with loads of ads from the newspaper whenever there stood something like programmer or other things that sounded like "has to do with PC"
But... you didn't take a lot of interest (most jobs I found were not what you've been searching for) or got angry even. So I saw this is not the right way, I don't know you're job and how you feel with it and it's only your decision if you want to change it. And of yourse I've been also afraid you'll quit and don't find another job that fast.

Now, I don't have a word on your job life at all but I want you to know that I'll stay behind your decision no matter what it will be (of course I'm hoping it will be a job that suits xou very well AND gives a lot of money, too because I always cared about money - want an amount that allows me to act free and to buy also things that aren't that necessary without turning every cent).

BUT I'd very much like to be in the know becuase your my fiance and I'd not be that glad to read in NAO's forums that you get a job offer or even you quit or something.

Allright? Good Luck!!! I hope you'll be once totally happy with your job :-)

"Sie wollen nichts anderes. Sie wollen kämpfen! Sie sind Soldaten! Fucking Wahnsinnige!" - Noel G.

This post was edited by Orchid on Dec 11, 2001.

Dec 11, 2001 14:10 # 768

null posts about...

Job

Oookay, okay, okay. You're right, let's slow down. :-)

First, I'm not going to quit anything, especially not my job. I'd sure talk this over with you (even tho I'll insist on having the last word). After all, it's just a job offer.

But, it's a tempting job offer. :-)

You know it's an up & down here with working conditions. I really like the people, the work is okay and so on... if only the boss wasn't such a prick from time to time. If (when) I quit, it's either because of him or because the other job is much, much better. Currently the job offer translates into "an extra 25-30 grands per year, a nice boss, a new laptop and career prospects in a worldwide company". And I'm waiting for the complete job description to arrive in my Inbox.

Stand by for more news. :-)

When life hands you a lemon, that's 40% of your RDA of vitamin C taken care of.

Dec 11, 2001 14:22 # 770

Orchid *** posts about...

Re: Job

So why don't you take the chance?

Maybe you want to discuss it tonight? :-)

"Sie wollen nichts anderes. Sie wollen kämpfen! Sie sind Soldaten! Fucking Wahnsinnige!" - Noel G.

This post was edited by Orchid on Dec 11, 2001.


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