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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

You're suspiciously upbeat for a monday.

I have Presidents' Day off. satisfied.gif

These miracle hands need some rest too.
post #42917 of 70003
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

I have Presidents' Day off. satisfied.gif

These miracle hands need some rest too.

Wow. A neurosurgery residency program not only with weekends off but government holidays too?
post #42918 of 70003
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

Thomas, please do not gain weight and turn into a fat person. frown.gif

don't worry - not happening. (much)
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Thomas, please start sporting a bib. And posting said accessory in the Whnay good fit thread devil.gif

again, not happening - I fear Manton's (likely good-natured) reprisal. Besides, it's not me, but little Rorybear.

The happy moment when I learned that gummy fruity squishy chews will scratch off in cold water was a nice revelation, though. But blueberry juice remains OFF-LIMITS.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

G, congrats on interview #3. Sounds to me like this is yours as no one contacts references unless they plan to hire. Make time whatever it takes.

THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS. Good luck G.
post #42919 of 70003
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

As some of you know, I'm in the midst of the interview process for a job. To date, I had one preliminary interview (a few weeks ago), and a second interview. The second was a big presentation, for which I spent hours preparing. They also requested a rather lengthy professional references list prior to the second interview. I got word that at least some of my references had been contacted last week, and then a phone call from the job today. I'm thinking, "cool, here comes the offer."

I was right. It was an offer. For a third interview. I don't know how I'm going to manage to make it, given it's a three-hour round trip to each interview, and it has to be done during business hours. I've already taken 1.5 days off of work to make the other interviews, and I'd have to take anther half day to do this one. I really want this job, and I've gotten nothing but compliments along the way from them, so I feel pretty good about it. Still, this is getting ridiculous. It seems a little excessive to me to expect a working professional to make three interviews work. I have to call them back after five today and let them know when I can be there, and I have no idea how I'll manage to fit in another appointment.

Sounds like they want you in to meet with the higher ups and pitch you on salary in person. Get your ass up there toot sweet!
post #42920 of 70003
Dropped my car off for some body work this morning, and had set up and confirmed a pick-up from Enterprise to pick me up at 8AM and get a rental at their office. I figured I should be able to get the car and be at work by 9, talk a half hour lunch and still get in a full days work. The shuttle finally came to pick me up from the body shop at 9:45, 1.75 hours late, after saying they had somebody on the way twice, and not answering the phone twice. Then at their office, they appear to be massively understaffed and I proceed to wait in line for another 1.5 hours to get the car that has already been reserved and paid for. Finally arrive at work at noon and make plans to work late (there is a deadline this week so just using vacation time for the half day is not an option). Around 2PM a foul stench arrives in my office. We receive word that there is some sort of sewage back up, but the building does not have the resources to remedy it until tomorrow, since today is a holiday. I'm normally not one to complain about Mondays, but today is shitty.
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

Dropped my car off for some body work this morning, and had set up and confirmed a pick-up from Enterprise to pick me up at 8AM and get a rental at their office. I figured I should be able to get the car and be at work by 9, talk a half hour lunch and still get in a full days work. The shuttle finally came to pick me up from the body shop at 9:45, 1.75 hours late, after saying they had somebody on the way twice, and not answering the phone twice. Then at their office, they appear to be massively understaffed and I proceed to wait in line for another 1.5 hours to get the car that has already been reserved and paid for. Finally arrive at work at noon and make plans to work late (there is a deadline this week so just using vacation time for the half day is not an option). Around 2PM a foul stench arrives in my office. We receive word that there is some sort of sewage back up, but the building does not have the resources to remedy it until tomorrow, since today is a holiday. I'm normally not one to complain about Mondays, but today is shitty.

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post #42922 of 70003
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

G, congrats on interview #3. Sounds to me like this is yours as no one contacts references unless they plan to hire. Make time whatever it takes.
Yes, congrats on being called back for #3. As Piob suggests, make it happen.
post #42923 of 70003
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

G, congrats on interview #3. Sounds to me like this is yours as no one contacts references unless they plan to hire. Make time whatever it takes.
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

Wow, hang in there, MrG. I'm sure they are aware of all your sacrifice even if they aren't necessarily showing it.

Just think. It'll be all the more sweeter when you get it!
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

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THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS. Good luck G.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Sounds like they want you in to meet with the higher ups and pitch you on salary in person. Get your ass up there toot sweet!
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

Yes, congrats on being called back for #3. As Piob suggests, make it happen.

Thanks for the input and kind words, all. I know I need to make it work, but, man, I really thought the next phone call was going to be the offer. I'm just getting frustrated with the process. To be honest, I'm more than a little surprised that this position warrants three interviews (Rambo's right - I'm meeting with the director this time). Still, the job looks solid, and I know I'd feel like an idiot if I didn't take the shot over one interview, especially given how fruitless my search has been prior.
post #42924 of 70003
Hopefully they intend to make an offer in person.

Really annoying to jerk you around like that (and hopefully it doesn't reflect on what working there will be like)....but I guess that's just how some places are.
post #42925 of 70003
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post


Thanks for the input and kind words, all. I know I need to make it work, but, man, I really thought the next phone call was going to be the offer. I'm just getting frustrated with the process. To be honest, I'm more than a little surprised that this position warrants three interviews (Rambo's right - I'm meeting with the director this time). Still, the job looks solid, and I know I'd feel like an idiot if I didn't take the shot over one interview, especially given how fruitless my search has been prior.

think of it this way - its not like you REALLY needed an excuse to play hookie from work....
post #42926 of 70003
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Hopefully they intend to make an offer in person.

Really annoying to jerk you around like that (and hopefully it doesn't reflect on what working there will be like)....but I guess that's just how some places are.

We spoke briefly about salary earlier, and I'll probably mention it when I call back, but right now it's pretty abstract. The idea was really just to be sure we're thinking the same ballpark before we move forward.

It is kind of annoying, but I'm not thinking that they're jerking me around. I think it's just their process. This is a job where people tend to come in and move up relatively quickly, so I guess they're just really picky about who they hire. If the idea is to develop talent, I guess you're going to be more meticulous, but it does seem like they could have decided after an interview and a presentation.
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

think of it this way - its not like you REALLY needed an excuse to play hookie from work....

Heh. That was appealing the first couple of interviews, but now I'm struggling to come up with reasons to be off. It starts to look really weird when you need "personal" time off every other week, and I have to keep in my that I don't have the new job yet.
post #42927 of 70003
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post





Thanks for the input and kind words, all. I know I need to make it work, but, man, I really thought the next phone call was going to be the offer. I'm just getting frustrated with the process. To be honest, I'm more than a little surprised that this position warrants three interviews (Rambo's right - I'm meeting with the director this time). Still, the job looks solid, and I know I'd feel like an idiot if I didn't take the shot over one interview, especially given how fruitless my search has been prior.
If this is a big company and a fairly senior position, this number of interviews is the norm and not the exception. I understand it's frustrating but I think that's the way it is. As everyone's said, a third interview is a very good sign. The top guy in the department probably just wants to meet you for a final sign off on the hire
post #42928 of 70003
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post


Heh. That was appealing the first couple of interviews, but now I'm struggling to come up with reasons to be off. It starts to look really weird when you need "personal" time off every other week, and I have to keep in my that I don't have the new job yet.

Isn't this what that walking germ magnet you call a child is perfect for?
post #42929 of 70003
Guantee y'all mofos the more interviews yo ass gotta do the less of a playa u be.

Really though, even multinationals won't always do multiple interviews if they don't want to lose the person. Make of that what you will.
post #42930 of 70003
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

As some of you know, I'm in the midst of the interview process for a job. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
To date, I had one preliminary interview (a few weeks ago), and a second interview. The second was a big presentation, for which I spent hours preparing. They also requested a rather lengthy professional references list prior to the second interview. I got word that at least some of my references had been contacted last week, and then a phone call from the job today. I'm thinking, "cool, here comes the offer."

I was right. It was an offer. For a third interview. I don't know how I'm going to manage to make it, given it's a three-hour round trip to each interview, and it has to be done during business hours. I've already taken 1.5 days off of work to make the other interviews, and I'd have to take anther half day to do this one. I really want this job, and I've gotten nothing but compliments along the way from them, so I feel pretty good about it. Still, this is getting ridiculous. It seems a little excessive to me to expect a working professional to make three interviews work.
I have to call them back after five today and let them know when I can be there, and I have no idea how I'll manage to fit in another appointment.

G, just wanna wish you good luck. i know its a pain, but it will surely be worth it if you land it. hit the road, jack.
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