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Job interview tomorrow

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by JayFarrar, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    As some already know, my job,if I stay where I currently live, was shifting from a payroll position to a contract position. Making me or less a full-time freelancer and without benefits.
    It just so happened that about that same time, a thread popped up on here if a person could make it as a freelancer. After some wrangling and some discussions with some different editors, I couldn't find a second regular gig that would also accomodate the contract job.
    A friend who was aware of the situation passed it on that my local metro was hiring.
    I sent the hiring editor a note, saying I was interested and the response was blase, maybe set up an interview next week. That afternoon I get a call from him, wanting to know my salary requirements.
    He shared that he had asked around about me, and a masthead editor was like "holy crap, if he's available, find out how much he money he needs and if we can afford him, hire him now."
    Apparently the number I pulled out of my butt, was in the magic range and the soonest he could interview was Friday morning.
    Meaning I didn't have time to get a suit pressed, so, hopefully, they don't notice.
    My suspicion is that they'll offer something, so back to working in an office, instead of my spare bedroom.
    Sigh, I'll miss working at home.
    I don't know why I'm sharing, but I am. I guess it is that some thoughtful people on here, shared some of their wisdom with people they don't know. And it had an impact on those listening.
    To me that's the real value of this board, even when all hope seems lost when another thread gets bogged down by politics or whatever else is the flavor for that particular day.
    So for some, jgmacg and playthrough in particular, thanks.
    If either of ya'll happen to be down south, send me a note and drinks are on me.
     
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    You sound confident, but good luck tomorrow!
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Good luck.
     
  4. JR

    JR Active Member

    Wow. They can do that? Unilaterally?

    You're a full-time employee and all of a sudden you're not?

    Whatever happens, good luck.
     
  5. koolbreeze

    koolbreeze Member

    Good Luck!
     
  6. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Good luck, Jay.
     
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Buena suerte, Jay.
     
  8. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Best of luck Jay. I hope things work out for you.
     
  9. Let me be the first to say good luck, Jay. :D
     
  10. Atababy Jay, make this happen dude. Good luck
     
  11. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    For the suit: If it's badly wrinkled and you want some improvement, hang it in the bathroom, close the door and put on a hot shower. The steam will remove the wrinkles.

    Good luck.
     
  12. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    nice info. i'll remember that ... and good luck jay.
     
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