his is going to turn
out to be a completely different entry than it would have been, had I started
it half an hour ago.
I was going to fly into a rant. My job is now more boring than it has
ever been. I graduated with honors from a very good engineering school,
and now I’m doing work that high schoolers could handle with no problems
(heck – maybe even trained chimpanzees). I got one message last week about
a prospective job opportunity, but he never called me back. I was even
nearing the point of pulling the plug on this journal – since I’ve only
received about a dozen hits all month, it hardly seems worth my time anymore.
I have more important things to do – not the least of which is to spend
time with my new son.
And then I got a phone call. Actually, it was a second-hand phone
call, but what is important is the news. I found a company that is actually
interested in me, and I think that this may be the one. Now I know I've
said that before, about four times if I can remember right, but it sounds
good. They are desperate for people, they have interesting products, they're
starting a brand new project, and the location is amazing. Oh, and I sent
them my resume yesterday and they already called me back.
The timing seems perfect. My wife is flying back to Pittsburgh with
the baby for two weeks in September, so if I went out on an interview,
I wouldn't be leaving the two of them home alone (something she didn't
really like before Little One came along).
Through all of this, I have held the notion -- naïve as it sounds
-- that God was looking out for me. Maybe the reason all of my previous
forays into the employment market have failed is that this is the perfect
place for me.
It's kind of funny. My company has gotten to the point where rumors
are starting to spread about shutting down the business, so I may be forced
to find something -- and that's the point when I find this new possibility.
Only one thing worries me….
I hope I get more than two hours of sleep if I interview this time.