So, Openwave and I are in the last stages of negotiations, but it seems very likely that I’ll be starting up there sometime in the next few weeks. It’s a good position: project management in sustaining engineering, but with an eye to turning it into a profitable business. I’d have to work out a lot of the business-side details, like forecasting, contracts, working with Sales, etc.–basically, a lot of the stuff I was doing anyway in my previous position, except this time with support from management and a clear role. I could do a lot worse.
(I have a sneaking suspicion that this job was actually created for me–at the very least, it’s been heavily tweaked with me in mind. But I’m not gonna argue with anyone over that. 😉 )
The main thing that’s still unsettled is my start date. Depending on how severance works out, I’ll either start in one week (April 25), or in three weeks (May 9). If I start early, then I get a bunch of bonus pay; if I start later, well, I get three weeks of vacation. Enough time to go to Costa Rica AND work on my book.
Either way, I’m not weeping. 🙂
Oh, and I got another batch of Openwave tchotchky with my offer letter. I now have two Openwave backpacks, two Openwave commuter mugs, and two Openwave notepads. But in addition to that, I now have an Openwave business-card index and an Openwave weird-little-thingie-that-holds-random-objects-to-your-dashboard, and some other random tchotchky. Truly, my cup runneth over with, er, stuff.
I’m hoping to close this all out by Monday.