Kinda Wish I Was in Austin...



  • So I was actually internally recommended at Spiceworks for a position they have open. The guy I hung out with on Monday with @dengelhardt and Seth Morgan was named Peter, and he's a Spiceworker. He recommended me internally and I got an email from one of their people about this job. I REALLY wish I was in Austin right now because the job description literally sounds perfect for me. 😞 Not much I can do about it now...oh well...

    https://careers-spiceworks.icims.com/jobs/1203/tech-content-expert---vendor-webinar-and-live-events/job



  • Why don't you try for it anyway? You're not tied to Dallas, are you?



  • @Katie said:

    Why don't you try for it anyway? You're not tied to Dallas, are you?

    My lease doesn't run out until February, which is when I'm going to switch to month-to-month. That being said, even if I wasn't tied to my lease, I don't have the money to move right now.



  • That job description is for a six figure job (by the way that it is worded.) If you got that job the last thing that you would be worried about is your Dallas rent.



  • Agreed, there is no harm in at least applying and interviewing. I know you have plenty of public speaking experience, but interviewing is an exceedingly fun way to practice that talent.



  • One of the great things that I did when I was consulting when I was young was interview several times per week. I worked short term contracts for years which meant that even while I was working I was constantly looking for next week's contract. That meant that interviewing became second nature. It was incredibly valuable. Now interviewing is a completely casual thing for me which in turn makes me that much better at it.



  • Austin is wonderful. Don't hold yourself back, give it a try! What do you have to lose?



  • Interviewing is not a commitment. You can see how it goes and make a decision if you get an offer. Maybe you will interview and find that it is not even a job that you are interested in.



  • @scottalanmiller , I doubt it's a six-figure job.



  • I would interview, but to interview I'd have to drive 3 hours each way for a job I'm in no position to take.



  • Sleep in your car until you get that first paycheck. You will be alot better off in the longrun



  • @IRJ said:

    Sleep in your car until you get that first paycheck. You will be alot better off in the longrun

    And be homeless?



  • @ajstringham said:

    I would interview, but to interview I'd have to drive 3 hours each way for a job I'm in no position to take.

    I think the orange people may have heard of and even met AJ Stringham before. They might be willing to do a web interview.



  • @ajstringham said:

    @scottalanmiller , I doubt it's a six-figure job.

    How could it not be with that description?



  • @IRJ said:

    @ajstringham said:

    I would interview, but to interview I'd have to drive 3 hours each way for a job I'm in no position to take.

    I think the orange people may have heard of and even met AJ Stringham before. They might be willing to do a web interview.

    It's possible. Even if I was going to move, it wouldn't be until February at the earliest. I know I'm not going to have the money, even then. I really like the look of this job too!



  • @ajstringham said:

    @IRJ said:

    Sleep in your car until you get that first paycheck. You will be alot better off in the longrun

    And be homeless?

    You don't sleep anyway, right? You will still have your Dallas apartment as your legal address anyways. I am talking about doing this for a week or two. You could drive back to your Dallas apartment on the weekend



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @ajstringham said:

    @scottalanmiller , I doubt it's a six-figure job.

    How could it not be with that description?

    If it was a six-figure job, I wouldn't have been recommended for it.



  • @ajstringham said:

    I would interview, but to interview I'd have to drive 3 hours each way for a job I'm in no position to take.

    How could you not be in a position to take it? It is so senior to what you are doing. It's ten years or more farther down the career path. If they think that you are qualified this would trump any apartment issues.



  • @IRJ said:

    Sleep in your car until you get that first paycheck. You will be alot better off in the longrun

    People actually do this, by the way.



  • I think it's worth your time to contact them and see if they might do the interview via Skype.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @ajstringham said:

    I would interview, but to interview I'd have to drive 3 hours each way for a job I'm in no position to take.

    How could you not be in a position to take it? It is so senior to what you are doing. It's ten years or more farther down the career path. If they think that you are qualified this would trump any apartment issues.

    Exactly. I would break my lease in a heartbeat....



  • @ajstringham said:

    @IRJ said:

    Sleep in your car until you get that first paycheck. You will be alot better off in the longrun

    And be homeless?

    Homeless temporarily and rich long term? Or poor and never be without a home.

    I lived in my car for a week in 1997 to get through.



  • @IRJ said:

    @ajstringham said:

    @IRJ said:

    Sleep in your car until you get that first paycheck. You will be alot better off in the longrun

    And be homeless?

    You don't sleep anyway, right? You will still have your Dallas apartment as your legal address anyways. I am talking about doing this for a week or two. You could drive back to your Dallas apartment on the weekend

    I don't sleep very much, and not really soundly, but I don't think I could sleep in my car. Besides, living out of my car for 5 days a week is not appealing.



  • @ajstringham said:

    If it was a six-figure job, I wouldn't have been recommended for it.

    Did the person who recommended you know both the position and your experience well enough to match you?



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @ajstringham said:

    @IRJ said:

    Sleep in your car until you get that first paycheck. You will be alot better off in the longrun

    And be homeless?

    Homeless temporarily and rich long term? Or poor and never be without a home.

    I lived in my car for a week in 1997 to get through.

    The thing is, I don't have a big car. I'm a big guy. I suppose it's feasible, but I like coming home to something.



  • @ajstringham said:

    @IRJ said:

    @ajstringham said:

    @IRJ said:

    Sleep in your car until you get that first paycheck. You will be alot better off in the longrun

    And be homeless?

    You don't sleep anyway, right? You will still have your Dallas apartment as your legal address anyways. I am talking about doing this for a week or two. You could drive back to your Dallas apartment on the weekend

    I don't sleep very much, and not really soundly, but I don't think I could sleep in my car. Besides, living out of my car for 5 days a week is not appealing.

    For a week or two? I spent a week in the everglades a few years ago. You want to talk about uncomfortable?



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @ajstringham said:

    If it was a six-figure job, I wouldn't have been recommended for it.

    Did the person who recommended you know both the position and your experience well enough to match you?

    I know the person who recommended me a little. I hung out with him on Monday with @dengelhardt . He's been watching me on SW I guess.



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  • @IRJ said:

    @ajstringham said:

    @IRJ said:

    @ajstringham said:

    @IRJ said:

    Sleep in your car until you get that first paycheck. You will be alot better off in the longrun

    And be homeless?

    You don't sleep anyway, right? You will still have your Dallas apartment as your legal address anyways. I am talking about doing this for a week or two. You could drive back to your Dallas apartment on the weekend

    I don't sleep very much, and not really soundly, but I don't think I could sleep in my car. Besides, living out of my car for 5 days a week is not appealing.

    For a week or two? I spent a week in the everglades a few years ago. You want to talk about uncomfortable?

    Yeah, I did it in NY where I got to have a blanket, not worry about lacking air conditioning.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    @IRJ said:

    @ajstringham said:

    @IRJ said:

    @ajstringham said:

    @IRJ said:

    Sleep in your car until you get that first paycheck. You will be alot better off in the longrun

    And be homeless?

    You don't sleep anyway, right? You will still have your Dallas apartment as your legal address anyways. I am talking about doing this for a week or two. You could drive back to your Dallas apartment on the weekend

    I don't sleep very much, and not really soundly, but I don't think I could sleep in my car. Besides, living out of my car for 5 days a week is not appealing.

    For a week or two? I spent a week in the everglades a few years ago. You want to talk about uncomfortable?

    Yeah, I did it in NY where I got to have a blanket, not worry about lacking air conditioning.

    I have no AC in my car...


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