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07 June 2004 @ 06:25 pm
I can't believe it- I'm finally rejoining the full-time work force!! Just got called today with a job offer from the firm I interviewed with in Point Breeze, a few minutes by bus from the Pitt campus so I already know how to get there. I'll be an applications analyst, whatever that means- I think they'll be using me on some data management/warehousing project in their Media division. I got offered a very generous starting salary, plus a "comprehensive benefits package."

This is such a relief! I'll be able to afford my own car soon, and an apartment for me and Nick, and pay for the rest of the wedding with ease. And since I'm so used to scraping by on $350-$400 a month, I should be able to squirrel a lot away in savings, which'll come in handy as a down payment when we're ready for a house!

And the way scheduling worked out, I should only be a sock peddler for one more day, hehe! Wow, I can't believe I won't be working there anymore...

I don't know when I'm starting yet, I'm assuming next Monday. Or it could be later, which would be nice. A week or so of doing nothing wouldn't hurt one bit, especially since I've been so gung-ho with my writing lately.

The commute isn't terribly easy and the CEO of this place was kind of a nutjob, but that paycheck's what I've got my eye on right now! >=)
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Blue Man Group - Rods and Cones
mqstout on June 7th, 2004 08:18 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! That means you'll be in the viscinity daily!

"And since I'm so used to scraping by on $350-$400 a month..."
So you think. Sadly, it doesn't happen. I still don't know where that extra $600/month I get now goes to! My bills are no higher, my expenses are really only slightly higher on food. Where's it go? It seems to vaporize!
Miusherimiusheri on June 8th, 2004 05:45 am (UTC)
I plan to budget. Mercilessly. Maybe even... like a German! =0

I'll have to see how my schedule works out, and also how frequently the buses run. Maybe every once in a while, I can take an extended lunch break and schlep down to Oakland ^_^
mqstout on June 8th, 2004 05:48 am (UTC)
Why not like a Jew? (Sorry, but... I had to!)
Miusherimiusheri on June 8th, 2004 09:17 am (UTC)
LOL! Well, the thought didn't occur to me, honestly. I've been hearing more and more about scrupulous German record-keeping... did you know that the US managed to catch a Nazi war criminal 30 years after the fact because the Germans saved a postcard he had written?

Oh, and semi-suckage... turns out they want me to work at their North Shore location instead. Much easier commute for me, but still =( At least this means I'll need a car ASAP, so I can still drive out and visit on occasion =)
mqstout on June 8th, 2004 10:07 am (UTC)
North Shore? A quick single-bus jump from there to my house! Point Breeze involves a transfer to get to my /house/.
thedemonprist on June 8th, 2004 09:49 am (UTC)
Fuckin' sweet! *high-fives* Congrats and I hope it goes great for ya! :D *seat-dances*
(Anonymous) on June 8th, 2004 10:35 am (UTC)
This is Josh saying congratulations

and you know what I mean ;)

That is awesome news...I am quite happy for you.

May the force be with you!

Chrisflyskippy1 on July 21st, 2004 07:41 am (UTC)
Excuse me as I stalk your life in reverse chronological order, but...

It is once again: Inappropriate Question Time! (Yay...)

Today's inappropriate question is: I just got my BS in CS, too, and so I really want to know what you consider "a very generous starting salary plus a "comprehensive benefits package""

Note: On the off chance that you see this and actually feel like responding to inappropriate questions, feel free not to do it in a public place.
Miusheri: Feliciamiusheri on July 21st, 2004 03:04 pm (UTC)
I take the 5th in this here LJ, but you should receive an email on this... let me know if it doesn't make it to you for some reason. =)