Thursday, April 06, 2006
Herr's Employment Update
Herr's interviews are going at a good clip. By April 17, he will have had nine interviews in all parts of the country--mostly the East Coast. He leaves this afternoon for Cambridge, MA and will be home tomorrow night. Then he will fly back to Cambridge next week and spend almost the whole week there as he will have had four interviews with three companies. He'll even get to spend Wednesday sightseeing because of gaps in the interviews. Lucky bastard.
Actually, he's not a lucky bastard at all. I couldn't interview the way he does. As a Scientist he first does a one hour "talk" to discuss research he has done. There is a question and answer session and then he does one-on-one interviews with people for the rest of the day. The day is typically a 10-hour one. I can't imagine having to be "on" for 10 hours straight. Especially if some Jackass decides to try to stump him with science crap during his question/answer part of his talk. What makes it even tougher is that he has dinner with the people the night before; sort of a "getting to know you" sort of thing.
At any rate, he received an offer from one company already, but it is doubtful he will take it. The money was OK, but their relocation sucks and we would lose a lot of money. He is also annoyed that they told him in the interview that when they extend offers, they demand an answer in a week. He plainly told them that they should hold off on any offers until April 17, but this is the same company with the "Let's Stump The Scientist" Jackass, so there you go.
He is very excited about the company he interviewed with in Wilmington, DE this week. He is trying not to think about it because he doesn't want to be disappointed if he doesn't get an offer. They told him that they have a couple more interviews this week and should have an answer next week. His former employer is also very interested in having him come back, which is nice, so we shall see how it all pans out.
Posted by Pinterest Failures at Thursday, April 06, 2006