Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Money money money MONAY

Yessiree - I am now employed. Probably the biggest need-to-do on the need-to-do list is now taken care of. Today's interview, in my opinion, was shaky, but apparently not so much. They asked me to demonstrate some programming, which I hardly ever do, and luckily they were okay with me taking 5 minutes to google the code I needed. I'm assuming they were just happy to see that I knew how to find what I needed to find to fix a problem if I had no idea otherwiese. I pretty much aced any systems questions they asked me (even though I had to google one or two of them again...heh), however, I almost forgot what a pci slot was called, which is just silly because my computer is full of them. Thank God for the last minute brain jump!

What a change from UPMC, too:

month passes
week or 2 pass
2nd interview
month passes

Design P-T:
Called the next day
Interviewed the following monday
called the same day for a second interview
2nd interview on tuesday
called that night to be offered the job.

Every company should work so efficiently. When you need a job, how horrible is it that it can take months. A couple weeks I can understand if there are many people to interview, but c'mon UPMC, with all that money and clout, get yer act together. And what is equally as horrible (emotionally) is the same thing that happens when you are being dumped by an ex-lover; waiting around not knowing what the outcome will be...

Now that I am done ranting, I am just happy and incredibly impressed that it all happened so fast. I'm also super excited for my brother who got his first, of what we hope to be many, law school acceptance letters.

So, I think it is fair to say that it has been a great week so far for the Mohr's. The only thing I'm a little bummed about is missing the live presentation of Obama's Inaugural speech (no TV yet), but I'm sure I can find that online within a day or two, so no biggie.

I shall sleep easier tonight.


Brandon said...

Congrats once again!!! Awesome work thinking on your feet during the interview. I knew you were going to get the job. I just had a good feeling about it.

Thanks for the shoutout as well!

jen! said...

Congratulations, Adam! Good luck at your new job!!