I’m going back to DELMAR LEARNING!!! Remember them?
Back when I was an intern, they were Thomson Delmar, now they’re Delmar Cengage, but yeah… WOOT. I realize looking back that mostly all I posted about it was about a certain slightly pompus co-worker, and the noisy people on the other side of the cubicle walls… but my supervisor was great, I loved the casual office atmosphere, and most of all I loved that they LIKED me there.
I’m going to be an hourly subcontractor, working thru a local contract company called Proliant. I’m making a few thou a year less than I did at mSS, but the benefits package WAY better, and since I’m hourly, if they ask me to work overtime I get TIME AND A HALF, which is a huge incentive for them not to ask me to do that unless it’s truly necessary.
The coolest thing is, I never even had a formal interview. I just had a phone interview with my prospective boss and apparently I has an internal recommendation or something. I’m guessing they talked to Wendy, my supervisor when I was an intern, who liked me a whole hell of allot more than my boss at mSS did… but then all my old bosses liked me a hell of allot more than my boss at mSS did… which is why I totally didn’t use him as a reference.
I can’t WAIT to be back there… it’s only 5 minutes from home, with off street parking, and a lunch counter by a PANZAS and a gym downstairs. I’m pretty sure that contractors, like interns, don’t get to use the gym, but… I don’t do gyms anyhow, and I highly doubt they’ll forbid contractors from giving business to the lunch counter… mmmmm… I can taste the BLT now.
I start next Monday the 23rd!!!
Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to get some sushi…