Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Well, then, we're going

HR @ RC: Everyone okayed it. The salary is the same as original, but I can offer you a signing bonus of [4.5% of salary].

Rocket Scientist: Uh... sure, okay, we'll take it.
Done deal! Got to love corporate America. Finally, the rollercoaster is taking a break. Tentative start date at Rocket Central is mid-October. Need to get confirmation, and the signed, sealed offer on paper delivered (FedEx, hopefully arriving tomorrow). Then I can call our landlord and give our notice. Meantime, the purging and cleaning continues. Next it's finding a place to live in Rocket City, and possibly an office or studio space for me to rent outside the house, for working in earnest.

This life is a genuine adventure. Don't blink or you might miss something great.


Ahistoricality said...

Finally, the rollercoaster is taking a break.

Ha! (you've moved before, right?)

Seriously, though, it's good to know where you're headed, anyway. Congrats to R.S. on her negotiating skills, as well as well-propelled career trajectory!

BernieRA said...

Whew! Tentative congrats, although nothing is final until the ink is dry on the signatures, right? Best of luck. I've been there, having been number one in a search and ending up having them take... no one.

I still want to throw up just remembering those days.

Prof. Me said...

Wow! Never a dull moment in the Articulate/Rocket Scientist household! How excellent for all of you. Let the new adventure begin!

Greg said...

That's great--congratulatons.

What Now? said...

Goodness! Congrats on having some certainty after all the ups and downs and "where will we be in two months" business, which is exhausting, I know. Good luck with all the moving stuff.

Wanna Be PhD said...

hey! you've got a job! congrats! it's good to hear that at some point, one can get a position!

ArticulateDad said...

Thanks for all your comments and well-wishing. Nice thing about the move is that it's covered by the hire package, and since it's only a few hours down the road, it shouldn't be too big a deal. The plan is to purge as much as possible in the meantime, so we'll only be taking what we really want to keep. The problem will be finding a place. I think we're still (mostly) committed to renting for the short-term, as buying in today's market is risky enough, but buying without a solid idea that we'll stay put for more than a year or so is rather too risky.

Wanna Be, I only wish I had a job. But I'm pleased with my wife's success. And, the good thing is that I don't have a job which prevents me from pursuing the work I'm dedicated to. That, I suppose, would be far worse. Meantime, the Rocket Scientist and I remain a team, of which, at the moment, she is the captain.