© Procrastinator, Inc.
From an email I sent:
Today I accepted the position of Systems Consultant at Condor Technology
Solutions, Inc. in Waltham, MA. It came down to a parlay between them and MyWay.com
(both orgs are on the internet if you want to look them up). I took the job that seems
more appealing for less pay. I'm such a damn idealist....
Basically the job is going to pay me to train me to learn some programming to provide
to other companies that need it [purposefully run-on, thank you]. I expect to work for six
months to a year as a hired gun for whoever they send me to. I'm really excited to have
the opportunity to work for other hi-tech companies in the area. I can make some more
connections this way and get a leg up on my next job hopefully. Additionally, it's all
local-area work. Often, consultants (I'm going to keep throwing that word around) have to
Based on my recent--very painful--job hunting experience, I offer one piece of advice.
ALWAYS be on the lookout for your next job. I don't think you can start too early.
As a funny aside, I began my half-cocked search around December '99. I got serious in
March. I quit my job at Bristol Studios at the end of June and had right next to ZERO
response until 11 July 00. On about 18 July I basically had two great offers in the bag
and a third pending. Quite overwhelming to go from nothing to several great opportunities.
When it rains it pours.
I tried to negotiate with the preferable job to meet the better offer, but I'm not very
good at that. In the end, I think they are paying me more than fairly so that they can
teach me the things they want me to know :-)
You should go buy CNDR.OB (Condor Technology Solutions) stock because
it's in the gutter at 7/16. Yes, that's 7/16! Now that I'm working there it's likely to
skyrocket. Good luck....
Well, enough about me. I REALLY want to thank everyone who responded to my cries for
help. Ultimately, it was the connections through ALL of you that helped me out. If anyone
else is in the market, I'll be happy to offer assistance. I have learned a thing or two.