Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Good thoughts for Aaron....

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!

16 comments:

The Bailly Family said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for him! I hope it goes well!

Jen said...

I've got my fingers crossed! I'm sure he'll do great!

Trevor said...

A couple of friends have recently joined Bullhorn, even one from Stow. I'm not sure if there is a fit, but worth passing along:

http://public.bullhornstaffing.com/JobBoard/Standard/BHContent_JobOpportunities.cfm?privateLabelID=96&submitButton=Search&category=Development

Lucia said...

I'll definitely be sending good vibes through the ether. I hope he finds a great place for him.

Dewey said...

Best wishes for him! My husband is doing contracting for a small startup, and he enjoys it so much he's thinking about leaving his regular job soon. The only thing is, it can be a little insecure, since it's hard to tell which startups will fail. You say this one is mature, though, so that must be reassuring!

BB and MTB said...

Here for ICLW - good luck Aaron!!

Lisa said...

Here from ICLW.

Best of luck to your hubby on his interview!!! When you're in a bad situation, just starting the interview process makes you feel better!!!

Indigo said...

I've got my fingers crossed for you! My husband is currently looking too, due to a pending threat of downsizing.

I'm here from ICWL!

Shanez said...

GOOD LUCK and lots of great vibes coming your way!!!

BrandiH2007 said...

I've got my fingers crossed for him! I know how it is when they don't like their job. My DH went through 3 before he finally found one where he is happy.

I found your blog on ICLW.

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

EggDropBlogger said...

Ooh! I hope it all works out.

Nit said...

Hola from ICLW!

Hope your husbands interview went well!!! Change is good :)

Geohde said...

Good luck :)

J

Carrie said...

Hope all went well with the interview! My husband commutes an hour each way and the gas he's using to do so is eating through our money like crazy! No fun!

(And yes, paying off debt is one of the most freeing feelings ever!)

-Carrie

Kim said...

fingers crossed too! iclw

Keri said...

Here from ICLW. Hope it all goes well!