Got a phone call from a friend at OpenWave yesterday, telling me that a job offer is “in HR” and I should get an offer letter within the next day or so. Needless to say, I’ll believe in an offer letter when I see one, but I’m starting to think it’s time to buy the champagne. 🙂
This is a particularly nice position both because they’re willing to match my previous salary (which amounts to a raise, since salaries have dropped in the intervening two years) and because it’s an interesting position with lots of career development possibilities. It’s a customer-facing professional services position, a hybrid between product development and professional services–that group develops custom applications for customers, but retains the intellectual property rights and the code for use either in the main platform or other customers.
More to the point, from my perspective, it’s a small, fast-growing group that is just starting to use project management, and this makes it extremely attractive. I like starting up project management groups, it’s fun (and lets me get in on the ground floor). So yay!
Other than that, my life has been pretty boring the last few weeks–I’ve been concentrating on writing resumes. Not much fiber arts stuff, either. But it looks like I have a job!!! And that’s the best news yet. 🙂
Meanwhile, I’ve been engaged in quite a bit of political analysis on some other mailing lists, and have posted some of the writings to my writing blog:
Most of it is analysis of various aspects of Supreme Court decisions and Constitutional rights, revolving around the gay marriage debates–much of this is fairly dry, so if equal protection, full faith and credit, and due process (right to privacy) don’t float your boat, I’d skip those sections. Also, I am very strongly pro-gay-marriage, so bear that in mind as well. However, there’s an interesting piece on color and color words, and another one on the classic “Men are from Mars, women from Venus” communication issues. Both of them are pretty analytical, though, so I’m not sure if it’d be interesting to people. But hey, it’s there. 🙂
Oh, and I went on the first training ride for AIDS Lifecycle. I only did the 8-10 mile ride, and my knee was a bit cranky, but I’m definitely signed up for this year. 🙂