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Thu, 04 Dec 2003


Marc's amazing adventure continues!

After being on the job for less than two months at nerdbooks, I've been offered a new position at a new company.

About a week before I started here at nerdbooks.com, I applied and interviewed for a job at the Public Health Institute's California Cancer Registry Project. By wild coincidence, their Sacramento office is in the same building -- even the same suite -- as a job I held about ten years ago.

But that last bit is irrelevant for your purposes ;^)

The point here is that they offered me the position.

Several times.

I've been noncommittal for weeks now. Yesterday, though, I received an official offer letter outlining everything they would exchange for my time and talents. The job comes with fewer responsibilities (a negative), a salary about 20% more than nerdbooks.com (a positive, although still less than half what I earned at Worldcom), a hefty benefit package (10% of base salary in retirement contributions!), paid vacation (for the first time in five years) and holidays (13, count 'em!), and "regular" hours.

I told my boss, Dave.

"Take it," was all he said.

So, I will. I start on the 22nd.

Fortunately, Dave has been advertising for additional programming help since we eliminated some outsourced help. I oriented/interviewed a couple of candidates this morning. Looks like there'll be yet another transition for nerdbooks.com!

posted at: 19:30 |

Marc Elliot Hall St. Peters, Missouri 

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