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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Panic on the Streets of London...or Atlanta

So I had countered the offer I received on Friday. I mean, when you are making $7.25/hr just collecting unemployment, it only makes sense to look a gifthorse in the mouth, right? I never countered an offer before. I just accepted what I got. Anyway I talked to the guy on Monday and then went to the grocery store (misplaced the receipt again). Then I sent the counter. I asked for more vacation, a bigger bonus and a higher salary. And then I waited.

No email or phone calls Monday.

Tuesday, I made a list of things to do to keep me busy. The first was to mow the lawn. Guess what didn't work? So instead of completing the rest of the list, I had some beer and took a nap (don't judge me)! No email or phone calls Tuesday. Megabitch Al came out around 5.

Wednesday and no word. What did I do? Oh my God. They are going to withdrawal. I'm in a bad mood. I've had 4 hours of sleep. So, I went for a bike ride. It didn't clear my head. Just made me more panicked and megabitchy. I went and got Guinness some food and both her and SB some Advantix. Came home and the lawnmower started so I mowed the lawn. Came in and ate lunch. By now it was 2. Still nothing. And I have to let them know today. Hands shaking, I called the guy. He said he would call at 3. At 330, still nothing. I'm going to be sick. At 350, he calls. We talk 10 minutes. No extra PTO...corporate policy. No extra bonus...corporate policy. Higher salary...oh we can do that. I nearly fell off the sofa. I accepted the offer. I'm now a Quality Engineer.

So, I haven't had a hair cut since Jan 4. I called the place and they said they could get me in at 630. It was 425, now. Walked the dogs and then and got a huge cut.

Oh did I mention, I'm now a Quality Engineer?

11 comments:

Delane said...

I'm so very very happy for you!!!

Seriously..huge internet hug!

mommie2lea said...

Congratulations! Good for you for asking for more and getting it. :) Can't wait to hear all about the new job!

Aka Alice said...

I already said it on FB...but I am so happy for you Al...

What exactly does a quality engineer do?

RockStarTri said...

Well done! I know what a quality engineer does :) but what flavor of engineering will you be testing for quality?

sAm said...

Congratulations!! I have to admit - I skipped ahead to the end...the anticipation was killing me! I can hardly wait to read about your new job!

Julie said...

Yea! So glad that you found a job and the nerve to ask for what you deserve. Good job! When do you start?

Lisa said...

congratulations!

GeorgiaSnail said...

You are a Quality Engineer that made a counter offer.....Congrats!!!

Viper said...

Congrats to you. That's great news. You deserve a beverage. Cheers!

Leah said...

Awesome!!! Congrats :)

Amy said...

Congratulations...by the way, I love your Smiths reference.