Work action

So things are getting potentially nutty/good/messy here at work.

My friend Jeff works on the Commercial team (I’m with a group called CAS). Anyway, apparently there is a permanent job opening on the Commercial team (I’m a contractor here with CAS). So Jeff suggested to his boss that they talk to me about it (since he knows I’d rather be perm than contract).

So Jeff’s boss sees my resume and Jeff tells him that actually they had seen me before, but passed on me. Jeff’s boss gets really pissed when he finds this out, and apparently now they are interested in trying to get me over to their team.

(It’s important at this point, I think, to point out that nobody besides my friend has actually talked to me about this).

This afternoon, Jeff was eavesdropping on his boss, who was apparently on the phone with my boss.

I guess they were fighting over me (not fighting, per se, but “discussing”, you know).

So I get this IM from my boss as soon as he is off the phone with Jeff’s boss:

Boss – hey, at some point tomorrow, can we have a quick discussion on how things are going with you? I’m curious about how much work we are giving you, and what you have become involved with…
Mugsy – sure thing
Boss – wanna make sure you are not too bored….

I hope my boss doesn’t think I’m playing games. This all happened so fast it’s not like I could have discussed it with him. I don’t know. Eep.

Although I think I’m in good shape. When I was leaving, Jeff’s boss stopped me and introduced himself. He told me that he had “opening the lines of communication” to my boss, and that my boss had nothing but “sparkling things” to say about me. He also said that my boss had alluded to maybe wanting to hire me perm as well, and that hopefully we’d know the lay of the land soon. He finished by saying that either way, it looked like I had a lot of options.

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~ by Matt Stratton on August 24, 2004.

5 Responses to “Work action”

  1. Whoah. That’s awesome sauce dude! Maybe you’ll get a raise outta it too!

  2. Sparkling things?
    Definitely not tech-speak.

    Someone’s been watching too many .mpgs of Rainbow Brite.

  3. sounds good. good luck with jeff and co. it would make things a lot smoother these upcoming months.

  4. This sounds fantastic! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you. If they do fight over who gets to hire you permanent, where would you rather go, your current team or the commercial team?

  5. This sounds fantastic! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you. If they do fight over who gets to hire you permanent, where would you rather go, your current team or the commercial team?

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