He is going on a job interview today! His current job has gone from being fun, to being a place where they are laying off people and offshoring like mad. 4 of his good friends have moved to other companies, and he just isn't having the same experience that he used to. Add on the fact that his commute is 1 hour and 15 minutes one way, and he is drastically unpaid for what he does... he's started looking.
Today he is interviewing with a small, but mature start up. Which is a huge change from the HUGE company he works for now - the new place has 15 people. Which I think would be better for him. It's also a 'jack of all trades' sort of job, which is much more up Aaron's alley then the way his current job is going - narrowing down to being a single task focused job.
I hope it all goes well today. Even if this doesn't end up being the right job - he's started the process, and that is a good step. He's been so stressed out the last few months - and his new boss really sucks. A good example of what a horrible manager she is comes from this story. I was asking Aaron if he could take July 3rd off, so we could have a nice long weekend. And he said the boss said that no one could take vacation until the current project went live (which was supposed to be last weekend- it didn't make it and was pushed off 4 weeks, but that is a whole other story). 2 days after he tells me that? He finds out she is going away for 2 1/2 weeks on vacation. Unbelievable, right? She even had the balls to go to HR to see if she could tell people they couldn't take vacation, but that she was going to pay them for the lost vacation time. Not surprisingly, HR refused.
Anyway - fingers crossed that this morning's interview is going great!