Monday, November 13, 2006

Saweeet

I thought I lost my lighter in my chair, so I started digging. No lighter but I DID find: 3 guitar picks (one of which came with my second guitar ever, around 16-17 years ago, and one of which sat in Brian's shop apron for most of the 6 years we worked together, which he finally gave me) and $2.52 in loose change. I must add the change is pretty gross, but it is definately not going to stop me from buying coffee with it tomorrow morning.

Ok so I can't sleep, so I'll blawg a little more. The job thing has been interesting. So they want to give me that job in Network Services. They post it and basically write up the AR specifically for me. Only issue is that the title is the same, but I would move up two pay scale levels (from an 8 to a 10, which is totally irrelevant to you at this point, but it will come into play). Ok, so now I'm cornfused. Here is where it gets tricky; I'm a level 8 Associate Systems Administrator now. The new job is posted as an Associate Systems Admin at a level 10. Sounds great right? What's shitty is that these are salary "ranges" so the bottom of the 10 isn't a whole lot more than I make now. So I'm pretty pissed at this point cause I thought the title was for network systems admin, and they could potentially move me almost completely laterally (more work, same money type of deal). So I "express my concern" to my potential new boss and he says "yea thats weird, I thought so to" so he calls HR and changes the job title on the AR. Sweet, I'm in. HR calls and says "you can't do that shit mang". Apparently the network systems admin's job description requires that you be compensated at a level 11, which I don't qualify for.

So on and so forth. So I finally just lay it out for the hiring supervisor that I'm concerned they're going to screw me if I jump on it. We hashed it out and I'm fairly confident that it will be a good deal. I'll get a fairly decent raise for now and at the end of the next fiscal year, I'll get the title and bump to net systems admin. Its tough because my current boss is one of the coolest guys you could work for in history, but I have to think about whats best for me right now. And on yet another note, did I hear correctly that crazy dutch bastard VanLeuven is moving out here? If someone can put me on contact with that guy, it would be boss.

9 comments:

brian said...

I had like 6 or 7 guitar picks in my shop apron. I always wondered why so many guitarists lost their picks in the SBS.

Justin Fox said...

The one I found was that huge freakin aqua one you gave me.

brian said...

Sounds like some fun work stuff. :)

Yeah, both Brandon and Gillian are looking for jobs in MSP. I can email you his phone number.

Simmons said...

It's good to see you work for an equal opportunity employer. Being a caveman and all :)

Justin Fox said...

Simmons, as much as I'd like to argue, I pretty much am a cave man. I don't think I've had a haircut in 5 months and the beard is out of hand.

Simmons said...

Love you Foxy!

Simmons said...

Here's a link to a picture of that guitar pick :)

http://forums.mtbr.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=211413&stc=1&d=1163489432

Shelly Fire said...

A beard in the hand is worth two in the bush.

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