Wednesday, April 05, 2006

It's Funny How Things Work Out

So yesterday I'm hanging out with some of my brand new coworkers and I ask the question "so where is (the guy I'm replacing) going? I know he's leaving the company, but what company is he going to work for?"

They said "He got a really great opportunity he couldn't turn down. In AUSTIN TEXAS."

A light bulb went off. "I know exactly what job he is taking, and I know exactly WHY he is taking it."

Yes, this is the guy they hired for the job I wanted in Austin. The good news is this guy actually fulfills a lot of the unreasonable requirements they added to the job. The bad news is that this guy is a piece of work, in that Mad Scientist "Professor Farnsworth" kind of way.

It worked out well for me in the end, just not in a way I imagined. I don't get the Austin job, as lucrative as it is, but I get a fantastic opportunity within my own company when the guy they actually hire leaves a void that absolutely terrifies management. Expectations are much lower (so is the pay, unfortunately) but it's a situation I am much more comfortable with. Now I can dazzle them with my brilliance.

Oh, and I can wear jeans to work every day.

Life is good.

5 comments:

Klopzi said...

Wish I could wear jeans to work. They tell me I need to portray a professional appearance, etc...

I'm pretty sure most people would prefer me wearing jeans to my usual "I only have two pairs of dress pants so get used to seeing these" pants.

Good luck with the new job!

ToddCommish said...

In other words, they wanted the other guy all along so they tailored the job posting to fit him and only him.

There's a lot to be said for staying within one's comfort zone, whether vocational or fashion (or poker for that matter). Good luck.

SirFWALGMan said...

Congratz on the Job man! Wish you the best!!

leathej1 said...

I'm getting confused. You are in Spring Hill now, correct? What were you doing in Lansing exactly?

If you pick up a Tayn-uh-syee accent, just make sure you also have a number decal on your rear window.

KGBlovesOreos said...

Pssssssshhhhhh! Jeans?!? I can beat that! Hehe, I can wear sweatpants or windbreakers to work!