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Shortest job search ever

Remember how I was torn between two great opportunities back in May? And how it broke my heart to have to turn one of them down? And how the SVP of R&D asked me to give him a call if things didn't work out at my now-former employer?

Well, I remembered that, too, this morning, and when I checked their web site, it turned out that they were looking for a manager for the Toronto office that I was going to have started. So I fired off an email to Eric, with my updated resume... and he called and offered me the job on the spot.

So now I'm a gainfully employed software development manager again. I'm getting a small raise, twice as many people reporting to me, and a management group that believes in me again, plus I get to double dip for a month thanks to my severance package. I'm going to go meet my new team on Wednesday.

The only down side is that now I have a transit-hostile commute to Scarborough, but there's the possibility of an office move at some point to better quarters.

Oh, and I'm hiring. :-)

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ex_serenejo
Nov. 19th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
Wooooo-hooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
catskillmarina
Nov. 19th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
Congrats !!!

--- Marina ;-)
moominmuppet
Nov. 19th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
Woot! Congrats!
krasota
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
congrats! that's wonderful!!!
supergee
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
Hooray!
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futabachan
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
We'll see. Hopefully, more direct reports means more people to delegate things to. I theoretically ought to go to the XP Toronto meeting tomorrow night, but it's been ages, and I'd really rather hang out if you're still up for that.
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futabachan
Nov. 20th, 2007 04:37 pm (UTC)
I'd like to hang out and kick back and just play games or watch opera or anime or whatnot... but it is DOR, so we really ought to go down to the 519. Unless you'd rather do a quiet ritual by ourselves?
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futabachan
Nov. 20th, 2007 06:54 pm (UTC)
Something Asian-y like a stir fry, perhaps? Or something simple and easy to make.
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futabachan
Nov. 20th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
When do you get home? I can plan to come by at any time...
hnybny
Nov. 19th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
Wonderful!!!!!
tedesson
Nov. 19th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!

And yes, please post details of the positions you're hiring for. I'll pass the details along to the TO folks I know, if they're good matches.
solarbird
Nov. 19th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I'm hiring. :-)
Don't think I'm not tempted.
solarbird
Nov. 19th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, and also, congratulations. ^_^
aquaeri
Nov. 19th, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the quick and painless!
netdancer
Nov. 19th, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
Congrats!

Want to import an admin assistant who doesn't want to be in the US anymore? :) I do Windows.
epi_lj
Nov. 19th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
Somehow I was sure that this was how it would pan out.
pyrzqxgl
Nov. 20th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
Wow! Congratulations!
okoshun
Nov. 20th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
That's fantastic! :)
ororo
Nov. 20th, 2007 02:30 am (UTC)
Congrats!
ruth_lawrence
Nov. 20th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
Yay (despite the commute)!
poeticalpanther
Nov. 20th, 2007 07:21 am (UTC)
Whatcha hiring? I always know people who are looking...

And congratulations!
kat_chan
Nov. 20th, 2007 08:15 am (UTC)
Congrats on the quick turn-around. Those are always nice.

And hey, if you have any need for an A+ certified tech, I could be tempted northward. I'd like to be in a country with a stable currency.
laura_seabrook
Nov. 20th, 2007 09:01 am (UTC)

HURRAY

tocityguy
Nov. 20th, 2007 12:58 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
pir_anha
Nov. 21st, 2007 01:16 am (UTC)
congrats! always nice when once in a while, life just works out like this.
baratron
Nov. 22nd, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
That is great news! So, by the time I got round to commenting on your last entry, things had already been resolved? Heh.
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