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Happy Days!!!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by tripwire45, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. tripwire45
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    :D :D :D I got the job!!! As you may remember, I interviewed last week with a group called EmergeCore for the position of in-house technical writing. Yesterday, as I was pulling in to the parking lot at the dentist's office, my cell phone went off. They called and offered me the job.

    I went in this morning to talk to the guy who interviewed me. They made me a very decent offer right off including benefits. It sounds very exciting. They have a desperate need to have their manual, CRW manual, and quick install guide rewritten. After that, there's web content such as the FAQs and the KB to work on. Since it's a pretty new place, I'll also have the chance to cross train with the help desk guys and the engineers and maybe even do trainings on DHCP, DNS, and routing for the expanding help desk (they're about to go 24/7).

    Needless to say, I'm thrilled out of my mind at the prospect. They're ok with me giving my 2 week's notice to my current employers so I don't start until the last Monday in June. I will continue to do my textbook writing in the evenings and on weekends but will do EmergeCore Monday through Friday. I can't believe this is happening!

    I don't know if I'll have much of a presence here during the day (my day in the US at any rate) since it sound like I won't have much time to surf the web but we'll see how structured they are.

    This is my first full-time job in almost five years and my first full-time permanent job in IT ever! For those of you out there struggling to build an IT career, there is hope.

    Yippee!!!!!
     
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  2. flex22

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    I'm made up for you Trip :D

    Excellent :!:
     
  3. noelg24

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    Well done Trip thats really good. show them what ur really made of mate. Time for a few of these I think... :cheers2 and who will end up like this I wonder? :alc2 :lol:
     
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  4. SimonV

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    Woo hoo, Congratulations Trip. I'm really happy for you. You really deserve this. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Phoenix
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    heh beers are on you then trip :)
    good job mate, congrats!
     
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  6. Rosy
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    Wohoo Trip! Nice one - I am so pleased for you - you really deserve it! Congratulations! :cheers2
     
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  7. AJ

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    Good one Trip, big congrats
    :D :D
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    You Da Man, Trip - big Gratz :D

    Just shows you - you get what you strive for. Your an inspiration once again :thumbleft :clap
     
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  9. nugget
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    Well done Trip and good luck. :lol:
     
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  10. tripwire45
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    Here's an update. I just received an e-mail from the publisher I sent in my book proposal to. Apparently, my proposal made it through the first meeting and, if it succeeds through a second meeting next week, I'll officially have a book to write. Here's an excerpt of what I was sent:
    No, I haven't turned into a self-absorbed egomaniac. Sure, it really feels good that some success seems to be coming my way. I still must credit the wonderful support of everyone here at certforums. I would never have made it though without my wonderful family who's stood by me through all this and the G-d who created me. The minute I forget that, it will all slip through my fingers like beach sand. I really am just grateful.
     
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  11. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Erm, who's going to tell him ? :oops:
     
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  12. AJ

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    I will Gav

    It's CERTFORUMS.CO.UK
     
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  13. nugget
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    I wonder if there is a tool to spellcheck copy-paste :?: :lol:
     
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  14. AJ

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    Still you can't blaim him, just been given the nod for writing a book, excitement, age, it must get to you after a while. :D
     
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  15. tripwire45
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    I love you too, sweetheart. Or, as Maxwell Smart might say: "Sorry about that, Chief". The names are so similar and I toggle back and forth across three (primarily) techie forums that names easily get mixed up. I used to think my parents were daft when they'd mix up my name with my brother's...especially since we're 10 years apart in age, but I routinely do that with my kids. It happens. :oops:
     
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  16. GGGunit

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    nice one ! way to go
     
  17. flex22

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    Your own book, brillaint :!:
    Great news.

    What subject(s) does it cover :?:
     
  18. tripwire45
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    I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you. Actually, the details of any book are kept under wraps until it's time to do the marketing and it's near publication. I haven't signed my contract and NDA yet, but that's assumed to be forthcoming so I'll play by the rules.

    Hint: Major operating system. It's going to be a lot of work and I've got three months from when I sign the contract to pump it out. Long nights and weekends. Lot's and lots of screen shots. I've even been invited to do a sample page spread by next week...extra selling point, I guess.

    Heat up another pot of coffee!
     
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    Update: the book proposal was approved. I've got a book to write (everybody stay back...give him air...). :D
     
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  20. Phoenix
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    congrats mate, good luck on it!! not sure how much free time you will have now though, might have to postpone the beer! lol :)

    All the best with it, keep us posted on the progress, (without breaking NDA) :P
     
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