And what if you have 3 or 4 in the bush? So I have an offer, the official letter, and I need to respond by Monday, the 16th. It's a contract position for 6 months with the option to continue 3 months or full-time after that, and, well, stability is an issue, not to mention the money is slightly less than what I am making now factoring benefits and the fact that I will have to pay my own taxes (if you are unaware about the full scope of income taxes, in W-2 employment, your employer pays half, and you pay half. As a contractor... you pay the whole kit and kaboodle). The environment looks great, through, and is the shortest commute of all the options.
I have had 2 phone interviews with actual companies both yesterday and today. They both went well though the last one I kind of told him I wasn't totally interested doing front-end work and that I have to make a decision on an offer by Monday and I am likely to accept it. He still said he would call on Monday so see where I was at. I thought that was strange. Either it was an easy way to end the conversation or he is really interested. Those two and the other one I mentioned yesterday are the 3 birds in the bush. As of late Wednesday, I stopped submitting resumes. It's possible more leads arise from the slower companies that take their time reviewing resumes. It's a bit of a conundrum but it seems that everyone I have talked to tells me to take the contract position and if it's crappy, well, it's a contract position so I don't have to stay there. Leaving contract positions are not as taboo as up and leaving a permanent position (though, if this company had the moola it sounded like they would hire me full-time).
Girly Stuff is so funny, calling me a Golden Child. In the industry I am in, software development, it is very rare to find a woman, especially an American-born with no accent. Add in that I am white, I'm a rarity. We are few and far between, so I think that in itself is intriguing for employers. And I can communicate fairly well which, with programmers, is another bonus. If I were in a different field, lets say marketing or finance or something, I probably wouldn't stand out very much. That's how I see it.
I was driving home from grocery shopping earlier (which I'm going to do more of at Trader Joe's after I finish this post and by the way, was the first cent I spent since Monday), and, as usual, I was listening to the Stern show (whatever, I think it's funny) and Robin said something like “panty-line is a no-no.” Can I tell you? Seriously? I don't give a shit about panty-line. Unless I am wearing some kind of very nice outfit, suit or dress or whatever, fine. I agree. But otherwise? I really don't care. I was sitting there thinking that everyone at the market could totally see my panty-line through my yoga pants and I really didn't give a hoot. This probably goes in-line with how I never wear make-up (except job interviews and special occasions, oh, and when Mount Vesuvius is on my face) and rarely get pedicures. Anyone else throw caution to the wind with panty-lines? Don't get be started on thongs. I hate them. I have a bunch from back when I cared more about those HORRIBLE pany-lines, but I haven't worn one in a year or more.
Alright, my freezer is nearly empty (a downright travesty) and I think I will pick up a bottle of scotch for The Husband for V-Day (V-day... when I say or hear that phrase I think of Venereal Disease Day and V-Jay-Jay Day... have no idea why. Maybe because I am a wee bit thrown off.). Have a good weekend! We should be replacing the patio door this weekend so hopefully we get that done and I will have pictures for you next week!