Finally got a job offer! A local recruiter got me in with a big company, where I’ll get to play with spreadsheets and learn to use Oracle. It’s a three-month contract to start, but so far everyone they’ve gotten into this place has had their contract extended. And at some point in the future they’ll be done with their big restructuring, at which point they’ll either hire me on as an employee, or I’ll go find something else—and I’ll be able to say I’m familiar with Oracle, which should make me fairly marketable.
Next week they’re doing the background check and presumably calling my references. I’ll have to talk to my co-workers who said I could use them as references, since that was a year ago. After I clear the background check I’ll tell the boss and put in my two weeks’ notice. I hate to ruin his day, but I’m glad to be getting out before we don’t make payroll. Seems like every payroll cycle we get closer to that point, and somehow manage to scrape by.
So, some time around the third week of July, I will be in a new job!