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Wed Oct 7, 2020, 04:37 PM

I think I might have a new job!

Great zoom interview today with a company who actually needs my niche skills. Pitched my salary at about 20K lower than my last job, told them, I would expect in contract, within a year they would be increasing my salary as I kicked arse on profitably. We will see, but I need to get back to work, and I am really positive about this. I think they really appreciated my skills set, and that I was willing to forgo my usual remuneration until I proved my worth. Huzzah! Fingers crossed people, I get out of my flat, and get to use my brain again. This might be the start of something really positive.

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Reply I think I might have a new job! (Original post)
Soph0571 Oct 2020 OP
underpants Oct 2020 #1
alwaysinasnit Oct 2020 #2
DonaldsRump Oct 2020 #3
Soph0571 Oct 2020 #12
GemDigger Oct 2020 #4
Soph0571 Oct 2020 #13
peacebuzzard Oct 2020 #5
empedocles Oct 2020 #6
Soph0571 Oct 2020 #8
empedocles Oct 2020 #11
ihas2stinkyfeet Oct 2020 #7
Soph0571 Oct 2020 #10
ihas2stinkyfeet Oct 2020 #20
CentralMass Oct 2020 #9
trueblue2007 Oct 2020 #56
pruple Oct 2020 #14
NJCher Oct 2020 #15
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2020 #16
Soph0571 Oct 2020 #17
Soph0571 Oct 2020 #44
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2020 #46
Soph0571 Oct 2020 #48
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2020 #53
MLAA Oct 2020 #18
Soph0571 Oct 2020 #19
MLAA Oct 2020 #22
Dem2theMax Oct 2020 #34
Aristus Oct 2020 #21
Soph0571 Oct 2020 #45
PatrickforO Oct 2020 #23
JDC Oct 2020 #24
flamin lib Oct 2020 #25
Soph0571 Oct 2020 #49
flamin lib Oct 2020 #52
Niagara Oct 2020 #26
snacker Oct 2020 #27
BigmanPigman Oct 2020 #28
SayItLoud Oct 2020 #29
Ford_Prefect Oct 2020 #30
FakeNoose Oct 2020 #31
Karadeniz Oct 2020 #32
cate94 Oct 2020 #33
AllaN01Bear Oct 2020 #35
yardwork Oct 2020 #36
Tanuki Oct 2020 #37
bucolic_frolic Oct 2020 #38
lonely bird Oct 2020 #39
BlueNProud Oct 2020 #40
BadGimp Oct 2020 #41
uriel1972 Oct 2020 #42
klook Oct 2020 #43
Cosmo Blues Oct 2020 #47
Soph0571 Oct 2020 #50
Cosmo Blues Oct 2020 #57
malaise Oct 2020 #51
Callalily Oct 2020 #54
In_The_Wind Oct 2020 #55

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 04:41 PM

1. Good luck

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 04:41 PM

2. Good luck to you!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 04:42 PM

3. Very best of luck!

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 05:01 PM

12. Life has been shit

This will help. It went really well, I sooooo hope I have a new job, it is not a money thing, it is a big brain needs to focus on business thing.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 04:42 PM

4. Nice!

Fingers crossed but probably not needed. Kick ass and take names Soph!

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Response to GemDigger (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 05:02 PM

13. I am feeling postive

Need to get out there and I really think they are going to come back with an offer.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 04:47 PM

5. Great news!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 04:49 PM

6. Interesting salary bait - with an equity kicker 'within a year'.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 04:52 PM

8. Of course

I can do for a year, then I will take a hearty % cause I do what I do.

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 04:56 PM

11. Wish you the best

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 04:50 PM

7. best of luck but

 

next time dont sell yourself short!

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Response to ihas2stinkyfeet (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 04:56 PM

10. The market is very soft

I will get my worth. I am happy to take a financial hit for a year to be back.

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 05:38 PM

20. i understand.

 

but does sound like they want you. 10k prolly would have done it.
women are too quick to sell themselves cheap.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 04:55 PM

9. Good luck.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 09:59 PM

56. Gooooooooooooood Luck friend. I hope you get the job. When you're a millionaire, remember me !!!!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 05:04 PM

14. Fingers crossed for you

Good luck. I hope you get the job.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 05:07 PM

15. bravo, you

Nothing like a good work project to sink your mitts into. It makes all the difference in the world.



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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 05:10 PM

16. Wow, my dear Soph!

I'd wish you luck, but you don't need it! You make your own luck! And I mean that in the best possible way!

They'd be lucky to have you and no question about that!

Do let us know, OK?



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 05:17 PM

17. I need it. Not money wise but sanity wise

I really hope I get the offer. I think I did good, but who knows

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 04:52 PM

44. They mailed me today to book a telephone conversation for tomorrow!!!

I don't think they would do that unless they want to discuss an offer. Hell, I have spent my career phoning people to offer a job, and emailing when they didn't get it!!!! Slightly anxious that they come back with a low offer that I have to turn down though. Fingers crossed

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #44)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 04:59 PM

46. That is such great news, my dear Soph! I've got my fingers crossed too!

I hope their offer will meet your needs so that you can accept!



Thanks for letting me know. flamin lib and I are looking forward to a better path forward for YOU!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #46)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 04:40 PM

48. Update

I am going to the office Monday to meet with the COO to look each other in the eye and talk strategy and market penetration, so either they are about to suck my knowledge dry for free, or if I fit, an offer will be made. Feeling quite chipper about it.

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #48)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 05:34 PM

53. Excellent, EXCELLENT NEWS, DEAR SOPH!

I could not be more pleased!

I'm sure you will get this.



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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 05:26 PM

18. Fingers crossed 🤞

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Response to MLAA (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 05:31 PM

19. I suggest that all of the fingers of all of DU cross their fingers for me

That seems reasonable!

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 06:02 PM

22. Consider it done!

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 07:13 PM

34. Many fingers crossed! Good luck!

🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 05:45 PM

21. Congratulations, SOPH!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #21)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 04:57 PM

45. Find out tomorrow

11 am GMT - so I guess you will all wake to me wailing or celebrating. Though they want to talk on the phone so I am hoping there is a offer. I know the Chairwomen of the company rather well but I am having a phone meeting with the COO. If they were going to tell me to do one I think the Chairwoman would have contacted me directly. Or maybe I am over thinking it! I sooooo need some good news. 2020 has been horrid and 2021 is also going to be shit so I need to get my big brain back to work.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 06:38 PM

23. I wish you the best!!! But, just so you don't get crushed if you don't get the offer,

apply for two more jobs tomorrow.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 06:40 PM

24. Good luck!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 06:41 PM

25. This is the best news I've heard in weeks!

You go girl!

I think your approach is perfect. Acknowledge the market is soft but tell them what you're worth up front and can PROVE it. Invest in me and collect the dividends that will pay for my promotion!

Crossed fingers, toes, legs and appealing to the cosmos for ya'.
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Response to flamin lib (Reply #25)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 04:42 PM

49. Seeing them in the office Monday after a really good call today

I need this for my sanity, but also the job is pretty freaking cool for my industry. Here's hoping

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #49)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 05:00 PM

52. A face to face is good news! Everything remains crossed for ya'. nt

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 06:46 PM

26. Congratulations, Soph

I'm happy to hear that things are looking up for you. You deserve this positive opportunity.



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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 06:51 PM

27. Good luck!

Keeping my fingers crossed...

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 07:05 PM

28. When you said, "my flat" I knew

you were from the UK! I love the differences in our "English". When I was in Europe I was told I speak American, not English. That was new to me.

Good luck...let us know if you got it.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 07:05 PM

29. Congrats! Keep us posted! nt

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 07:08 PM

30. Hoo Ray!!!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 07:10 PM

31. Good luck! If this is meant to be, it will all work out




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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 07:10 PM

32. So happy for you! This is just what you needed...

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 07:11 PM

33. Hoping you get what you want.

Hoping they also respect your willingness to take a cut to prove yourself.. good luck!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 07:14 PM

35. yay. congrats

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 07:15 PM

36. Good luck to you!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 07:22 PM

37. Congratulations! Good strategy!

🥂🍾

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 07:34 PM

38. You bring the first of great news - run with it!

and send good vibes to your DU cohorts. Wet our appetite for grabbing opportunity anywhere we can find it!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 07:36 PM

39. Good for you, Soph0571!

I have a couple irons in the fire as well since I was terminated 2 days before my 64th birthday in June. There have been issues with non-compete but I hope they have been ironed out.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 07:37 PM

40. Awesome sending good vibes from Beantown

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 07:37 PM

41. Congrats Soph0571!

I started a new real job a week ago Monday in fact.

Feels weird

I'll be celebrating my first payday.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Oct 7, 2020, 08:21 PM

42. good luck Soph you deserve it:)

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 08:09 AM

43. Great! Kick arse!! (nt)

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 07:39 PM

47. Well

I just got here, and just retired, so I thought we could spend all day here together, kidding. Best of luck, break a leg or whatever you say in whatever profession that is

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Response to Cosmo Blues (Reply #47)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 04:44 PM

50. Love I talked to them today at length

And they want me in their office Monday. Fingers crossed

And don't worry about me not hanging out here... hell I will be working from home after all

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #50)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 02:48 PM

57. That sounds promising

If you still want the gig after you meet with them I hope you get it. Hopefully you are positioning yourself to take over as prime minister when the position becomes available or

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 04:52 PM

51. All the best

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 05:45 PM

54. Good news about your Monday meeting!

Will keep fingers and toes crossed, and sending you the best karma life has to offer.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 06:12 PM

55. Your updated info about the job looks great. Best wishes, Soph.

I'm glad you will be able to work from home.

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