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  • So I posted this a couple weeks ago... http://mangolassi.it/topic/3138/followed-by-a-non-recruiter-or-headhunter

    Anyways, on Friday I had my second interview, which was an in-person interview with the CEO and my main contact. It went quite well and I was excited, except they talked about me doing a rolling 4-day on/4-day off schedule. It would be 4x12 hour days from 10a-10p. Now, that sounds like an awesome schedule, except that I have a few things I do each week that that would interfere with, making that not doable for me. Well, I talked to my mentor, @scottalanmiller , and he suggested asking them if we could put the job "on hold". I told them I really liked the opportunity but would not be able to make that schedule work. They were going to be hiring for a more normal shift down the road, but this is what they needed now.

    Well, I got an email back from my contact and was asked to call him. So when I took lunch today, I called him and was expecting either a "well, sorry we couldn't make this work" or "we might be able to hold off for now". Instead, he simply asked if I had any other positions I was looking at, which was a no (because he wanted to make sure someone else didn't get me this time because he wasn't "in time"...his words) and asked how interested I was in the position. I told him very. We talked about the other shifts that they were going to be looking for, which is M-F, 7a-4p and 11a-8p. I tell him the 7-4 would be better for me. Well, he tells me he wants to talk to a couple of the guys internal to him and he'll get back to me.

    About 4 hours later, I get an email that what they can do is have me work a flip-flop between the 7-4 and 11-8 with two weeks at each, back and forth. He said they know I have stuff going on in the evening one night a week, so that one night, when I'm working the 11-8, I can get off at 7 so that I can do what I need to. He asked if this was doable. I was blown away! This company really seemed to be going out of their way to make things work for me, even adjusting their hiring plan so that they could get me right away. I told him to draw up the paperwork and that I'd put in my notice tomorrow. I sent an email to the recruiting agency already telling them my last day will be Friday, December 12th. I start December 15th at nDivision.

    In my second interview, it was mentioned how my contact had seen my writing on www.thanksaj.com and how prolific I am in online social media, and the CEO is very intrigued at having me do some work on things like their Facebook page. Overall, I'm EXTREMELY EXCITED to see what this new opportunity has to bring and what I'll be able to learn from all this. They mentioned how they love to have their employees complete Dell certification training and get certified. I've always been an HP fan but maybe Dell will start to grow on me...right @NetworkNerd? 😛

    Anyways, thanks guys!
    A.J.



  • It's nice to be wanted, no? I wish you all the best, and maybe someday you will learn to love Dell. 🙂



  • Congrats A.J 🙂



  • @NetworkNerd said:

    It's nice to be wanted, no? I wish you all the best, and maybe someday you will learn to love Dell. 🙂

    Learn to love Dell? This will take some time...



  • @thanksaj said:

    In my second interview, it was mentioned how my contact had seen my writing on www.thanksaj.com and how prolific I am in online social media, and the CEO is very intrigued at having me do some work on things like their Facebook page.

    So they read all your posts where you slag off your current employers and thought "Hey, this sounds like just the guy to develop our social media"? I'm surprised, but hey, congratulations.



  • @Carnival-Boy said:

    @thanksaj said:

    In my second interview, it was mentioned how my contact had seen my writing on www.thanksaj.com and how prolific I am in online social media, and the CEO is very intrigued at having me do some work on things like their Facebook page.

    So they read all your posts where you slag off your current employers and thought "Hey, this sounds like just the guy to develop our social media"? I'm surprised, but hey, congratulations.

    I don't slack off at my current employers. In between calls we're free to do what we want, so I post. And I'm really good at multi-tasking.



  • Slag off, not slack off. Is the term "slag off" used in America?



  • @Carnival-Boy said:

    Slag off, not slack off. Is the term "slag off" used in America?

    No, that's a British-only one.



  • In the US, slag is exclusively a reference to iron ore processing. It has no slang usage.



  • So what company hired you?



  • @IRJ said:

    So what company hired you?

    An MSP called nDivision. VERY high level Dell partners. They've had phenomenal growth since their founding, so I'm excited to kind of get in on the ground floor.



  • @thanksaj said:

    @IRJ said:

    So what company hired you?

    An MSP called nDivision. VERY high level Dell partners. They've had phenomenal growth since their founding, so I'm excited to kind of get in on the ground floor.

    Cool. What will you be doing?



  • @IRJ said:

    @thanksaj said:

    @IRJ said:

    So what company hired you?

    An MSP called nDivision. VERY high level Dell partners. They've had phenomenal growth since their founding, so I'm excited to kind of get in on the ground floor.

    Cool. What will you be doing?

    L1/L2 work for their clients on the break/fix side. As far as what that fully entails, I couldn't tell you at this point. But I'll be able to Google issues I'm having that I'm not familiar with again...I've missed that.


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