Things are...the same here I guess. I haven't found a new gig yet. Despite the numerous recruiter emails and phone calls, most of those leads have been crap. I've gotten a lot of leads like, "This flooring company needs a marketing person because their Web site needs to be redone!!!1!" No, just no. There's not much open in terms of the area startups (not unexpected) and I'm wholly not excited about what is open.
I've interviewed with a few companies. One where they humored me but I was not a fit. Another where I'd be out of tech if I took the job and I couldn't bear to go to the next step. I'm currently "in the process" with this one tech company which sells a type of software I specialize in, with a wholly deserved reputation of footdragging and refusing to change with the times. Long story short, the position I am in contention for is a "changemaker" type of position (that I am very qualified for) and the process has been nothing but discouraging. (Their Web site has been broken in part while this interview process has been going on.) I should also mention that the position is under a guy who obviously is smart and gets things done*, but who is totally overwhelmed with other things. Oh, and it's essentially a marketing position that is being tagged as product management and the manager/executive...is an engineer. I was already arguing with him during his phone screen interview. Unfortunately, the manager/executive has missed two dates on the interview timeline already.
The only good thing is that the manager/executive made an effort to get to know me. Since as it turns out, his fiancee worked at the one crazy place where I worked (in a different function, but we know the same people).
So while I am waiting on this guy (he was supposed to get back to me on Friday), I'm throwing my resume out there some more.
If this doesn't work out, I'm going to have to go on the consulting sites and pick up some work. That and...consider dipping into the 401k if I don't hear anything next month.
LO is doing great. She is currently texting me from a volunteer gig at an animal shelter in her adopted city as I write this. The big news from her is that she is going to raise a guide dog this coming fall. She is excited. There's a campus group devoted to doing this, and the pupper will live with her in the dorm, go to class, and everything.
In other LO news, I think she's over the hump with second semester chem and may actually get a B in the class as she's figured out how much work she has to put into it. I haven't heard what her final plans are for the summer. She was throwing around some ideas, including working at a camp, traveling and hanging around with her boyfriend (who is graduating in a few weeks), and/or taking classes. She didn't want to do an internship this year as she hasn't interacted with any professors in her major and she would rather a connection (which is understandable). I'd rather her work at camp as we need the money.
LO isn't sure what to make of being in a sorority, as hers is a laid back one (but thankfully cheap on dues). She also is volunteering with a group focusing on educating prisoners in her adopted state. When she told me about that, I was surprised at her activism but proud of her.
Something, something, worry.
Family is family. My parents are currently worried about their cat which is vomiting for no good reason. Bloodwork came back clear, with a exception for pancreatitis, so they are feeding the cat with blander food. My Mom is worried the cat has cancer.
In other family news, my little sister is preggers with her third kid, which she is excited about. I think.
Not much else going on. I should get my hair cut and colored this week, no matter if I hear from the foot-dragging manager or not.
I haven't gone on a date in a few months. I am not sure what I want if I went on a date, so just avoiding that angst. I might have a story brewing nonetheless.
* The speculation is that the CEO has essentially checked out, thus why this one guy has argued for all of the power including engineering, PM, and now...a marketing function.
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