Starts his new job today!?!
I went old school. Called, sent the resume, interviewed and tested on Monday Accepted the offer yesterday afternoon.
I have two dozen or more resumes still floating in the ether at other companies. When they call, and they will, I’m going to, as nicely as possible let them know that I’ve already accepted an offer from someone who doesn’t believe it takes 2-3 weeks to even invite someone in for an interview.
As for where I’m working, it is a fab shop that makes some very interesting architectural stuff. Mostly stairs and railings, but also some heavy structural balconies and fascias. Mostly mild steel, but also stainless and aluminum.
Pics when I can get them.
The best part is that they are less than 5 miles (as the crow flies) from my house. No more commute into Bedlam.
I have a physical therapy appointment for my hand at 8 and I go to work right afterwards. I’m also going to see how much of the Boomershoot weekend I can request off without pay before I start signing paperwork. I would at least like the Monday after so that I don’t have to leave as the sun sets on Sunday.
Wish me luck.
Well, so much for starting out at a measured pace.
I walked in, filled out the necessary paperwork and was shown to this monstrosity.
And told to weld it up.
I welded some of the verticals and about 2/3 of the available flats. I’ll finish the flats tomorrow and we’ll use the overhead crane to turn it over so I can get to the rest.
At lunchtime I was told what it was for. They’re going to set a very large and heavy part of Big Bertha on a pair of these while Bertha is disassembled for repairs. Locals will recognize that name. Non-locals should hit the link.
I’m impressed with how much I must have impressed them in the interview. Getting back to work after lunch was humbling. I was asked if I could work Saturday and agreed to a full shift.
I was also given the Monday after Boomershoot off so that I can drive at a leisurely pace and not have to make a midnight run back home Sunday night. Friday and the Thursday before, were denied. They are very busy.
It’s hard to sleep when you’re this happy. And I’m afraid that I look stupid walking around during the day.