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goobster  ·  43 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 11, 2018

Today, on my 2-year anniversary at my current job (which nobody at work has noticed or acknowledged) I will be working on my resume for submission to a large online retailer that begins with an "A".

See, I was hanging out with a writer friend, and she and I were talking about our jobs, and I expressed an interest in the project she is working on, and she mentioned they were hiring, and I said I liked my job, and she asked how much I make, and I told her, and said I'm really happy because I'm being paid well, and she said, "you are being robbed", and then told me that she - equivalent skills to mine, experience, doing essentially the same job, etc. - is making $40k MORE than I am making, and suddenly the clouds parted and the lights beamed down on me, and I realized that I'm in a seriously good situation right now in my personal and professional life, and that I should milk this bitch for all its worth, and get the getting while the getting is good, and grab the proverbial bull by the horns, and stretch, and ... well ... update my resume.

So tonight I will be updating my resume and submitting it to my friend at Amazon, and she's going to recommend me for the job, and I also know a couple of people in key product groups who can also vouch for me, and I'm gonna bring them in on the campaign as well.

And maybe I'll be changing jobs soon. We shall see.

And I think I'm getting a head cold... bleh...




cgod  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Good luck.

I know some people who worked for that retail company and didn't seem to like it very much.

Neither stayed more than a year.

Experiences may vary.

goobster  ·  41 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Every unhappy employee I have known (oodles and oodles of them) have been programmers of some sort.

Everyone I know in management or a non-coding role seems to really enjoy it.

steve  ·  43 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I'm in a seriously good situation right now in my personal and professional life, and that I should milk this bitch for all its worth, and get the getting while the getting is good, and grab the proverbial bull by the horns, and stretch, and ... well ... update my resume.

YAH BUDDY!

You're in a good place man. Super excited for you. I hope you'll keep us posted.

HGL  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Remember to do the math on hours worked vs dollars paid. 40k raise isn't such a good deal if you are workings 60hrs vs 40hrs as week. The taxes make it worse and those extra hours are incremental more valuable.

goobster  ·  41 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Heh. I've been employed for more than 30 years.

My employers get the hours they pay for. They get me, fully, for those hours. I don't screw around, and I produce excellent work, consistently. So they get what they pay for.

(Note: I'm happy to stay as late as necessary, once in a while, when the project actually warrants it. But if the expectation is "free work", they can fuck right off.)