*Now the Official Jobs Thread* by popular demand

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  1. seanofthedead86

    seanofthedead86 Well-Known Member
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    I applied for an inhouse salary position. Because it's a salary position it takes longer to approve an offer and it's been a couple of weeks since they stopped interviewing for it. Really hoping I get it so I can move in to an office and get away from the other dumbasses in the cube farm. If I don't I might seriously start looking for a new job because I hate most of these assholes.
     
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  2. BamaNug

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    Just found out we're moving downtown offices on January 1, 2022 -- which hopefully means they're not going to make everyone come back into the office until then. I plan on leaving well before then, so fingers fucking crossed.
     
  3. Dillingham

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    i got a job offer and successfully negotiated a higher salary and more equity at a great company. EOD Friday last week received an e-mail stating they had changed their mind on the scope of the role and are going in a different direction. Their side of the offer was never signed, not much I can do I don't think. They've stated it wasn't the negotiation, but that some of the things we had talked about me growing into and learning on the job they want immediately instead of a few months down the line. which they could have decided before they offered me... fucking sucks!

    x-post/ random thoughts thread
     
  4. Boo MFer!

    Boo MFer! Better than Burrow last year good.
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    Blessing in disguise, IMO. Any company that unprofessional would ultimately be a nightmare to work for. They did you a favor.
     
  5. DuffandMuff

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    Damn that’s shitty. Sorry about that.

    This reminded me of a buddy back in 2017 who asked for a higher salary after receiving an initial offer. They said they’d think about it and then got back to him and pulled the offer entirely. Insane. Never heard of that happening before. It was a small financial services shop.
     
  6. Dillingham

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    Yea i was self-conscious about that, but I asked explicitly and he said no that wasn't a relevant factor whatsoever.

    Yep, still sucks though. Would have been a significant pay bump and totally changed my long-term financial outlook. I was already about 80% of the way there, but I think this has fully pushed me to not working full-time for one place. Instead, stick with contract and consulting gigs as needed and spend my time doing things I enjoy even if it means less money.
     
  7. Boo MFer!

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    It sounds like we’re in different industries, but I walked away from my dream job as a VP at one of the largest companies in the world to start my own business. It hasn’t always been easy but it’s a million times better than working for someone else.
     
  8. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    Where I’m at and couldn’t be happier. Making significantly more money as well. In terms of work, feels like less.
     
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  9. Boo MFer!

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    Same. Quitting corporate life allowed my family to move, we built our dream house, I work significantly less than I did before and make more money. I know entrepreneurship doesn’t always work, but it did for me.
     
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  10. dukebuckeye

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    Same. I feel very fortunate to love what I do, work for myself, make good money, and be home every evening and weekend with my family.

    Corporate life would never work for me.
     
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  11. Dillingham

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    (one of) my current gig is fully remote and 20 hours a week, that I could easily bump towards full time if I wanted to. I was gonna try and swing my other job full-time plus this, but now I'll just park it at 30-35 hours a week, spend some time doing something good for the world, and do something good for myself.
     
  12. Boo MFer!

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    I believe Marty Kaan does full-time consulting. He may be a good person for you to talk to about what you want to do.
     
  13. Sportfan

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    What is the best resource to learn more about side gigs, digital nomadism, etc…?

    I’m fortunate to be at a point where in 12-18 months being able to work 15-20 hours a week earning something as little as $25,000 annually would be quite compelling to me if it came with a lot of autonomy and/or freedom. I’d like to start looking into what might make the most sense but other than googling I have no clue where to start.

    note: I have no particular skills other than convincing people to buy things.
     
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  14. Marty Kaan

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    I work full time as a subcontractor for one of the Big4. I'm also in talks with my old firm about going back in to take a leadership position but have to get a better visibility to the 5 year roadmap as working in Big4 is easier from a career perspective.
    I am also in talks with building a cannabis brand in oklahoma.
    I'm all over the place.

    Big4 is fucking meat grinder but they level you up fast. I don't advise taking on work over 55 hours a week for more than a month sprint as it will burn you out if you don't have the stamina built up.
     
  15. Marty Kaan

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    your best bet is to lean into your current skillsets and figure out how to scale them
     
  16. Dillingham

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    digital nomadism is where my heart is at after this latest slap in the face.
     
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  17. Boo MFer!

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    What sector are you in?
     
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  18. Dillingham

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    Education & Curriculum Design.

    K-12, corporate instructional stuff, higher -ed, I have an assortment of experiences at each level.
     
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  19. Marty Kaan

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    online education programs are all the rage rn for digital nomadism--I personally think most of it is a fad and the vast majority of them don't teach you shit, but if you find a space where people are looking to learn something you may have a new career.
     
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  20. Dillingham

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    haha yeah, totally agree. I do a fair amount of work with different companies involved in the online education space, and a lot of it is not good (at best) and a total scam (at worst)
     
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  21. Boo MFer!

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    Having spent most of my career in Tampa, I knew a lot of people who worked in various roles for Bisk Education. To a person, they almost all said it was a miserable place to work.
     
  22. Marty Kaan

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    and feels like a lot of them now making education programs on how to make education programs,
     
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  23. Dillingham

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    some of the old companies seem totally miserable. There seems to be a lot of newer stuff that is much better, ala Skillshare / Masterclass / Lessonly / etc -- but it hasn't really translated to the enterprise / university level yet.
     
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  24. BamaNug

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    nm
     
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  25. Capstone 88

    Capstone 88 Going hard in the paint
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    Boy that Nick Saban is good
     
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  26. BamaNug

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    nm
     
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  27. DuffandMuff

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    Your own company isn't in the legal field, is it?
     
  28. Capstone 88

    Capstone 88 Going hard in the paint
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    Mac Jones>>>>>Tua
     
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  29. BamaNug

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    Yes it is.
     
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  30. ANTWONE

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  31. BamaNug

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    nm
     
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  32. DuffandMuff

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    Honestly, I don't recall the wifi being that bad in Ushuaia or Puerto Natales. Some of the hostel wifi along the way was shittier than others. I was surprised how well the wifi worked in the refugios along the W trek.

    The worst internet I've had in my travels was New Zealand and Australia.
     
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  33. Ray McKigney

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  34. BamaNug

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    Once it gets closer and I'm pretty much out the door I'll be shitposting about my plans with regularity.
     
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  35. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    Not sure how it works In terms of the ability to search but might want others to edit and get rid of their quotes if needed.

    Also congrats, sounds awesome!
     
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  36. BamaNug

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    True. DuffandMuff Capstone 88 Ray McKigney could yall delete your quotes, por favor?

    I always get nervous when I get high.
     
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  37. Capstone 88

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  38. Willpépé

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  39. Room 15

    Room 15 Mi equipo esta Los Tigres
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    In reply to anyone who is curious about this information and definitely not BamaNug

    it’s been a little while so hard for me to remember the specifics of that. Everywhere I went had some sort of WiFi. Probably not many of the places would’ve been good for video conferences, but never had to try it.

    you’ll have better luck in Ushuaia or Punta Arenas than you would in hiking towns like Puerto Natales or El Chalten
     
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  40. Ray McKigney

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  41. spagett

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    How much will you pay me to destroy the screenshot?

    Muhuhahahaha
     
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  42. ANTWONE

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    Any and all advice welcome

    Have been working at a pretty well-established start up since the beginning of the year. People are awesome, I’m doing well in the role, and have a ton of autonomy. The day to day can be frustrating, but I make good money.

    An up and coming startup just announced they’re opening an office in my city and a friend intro’ed me to their head of sales. I’ve started the interview process with them because being an initial hire in the new city for a rapidly scaling start up on a new team within the company sounds exciting.

    The role will be essentially the same but I just feel like I’ll have so much opportunity being a big fish in a small pond (200ish employees) vs on a team of ~50 and a company of 1500+

    Obviously have a while to go and need to get through the interview process but figured I’d type out my thoughts
     
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  43. Willpépé

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    If you like the smaller company stay there IMO. Even though you’re not talking massive numbers, it’s still numbers. Honest to God not sure what my number would be to work for a larger company ever again. Don’t even think I’d entertain 250k. That’s just me personally though. Prior to working for a smaller company, and myself, I certainly would have entertained 150k for anyone or anything.
     
  44. Pasta88

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    I think you have his post backwards
     
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  45. Willpépé

    Willpépé Miles of D.
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    I think you’re right. I’ll still stick to my guns, if the smaller company feels right, that’s the route I’d go.
     
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  46. Skiddly

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    Can't find the engineers thread so I'll ask here:

    I have an interview for an Entry Level MEP Engineer job. I'm currently in a different field (New product development).

    The firm I'm interviewing with mostly uses REVIT, which I have minimal experience with. Any good resources for getting up to speed. I'd like to be able to speak intelligently about it at minimum.
     
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  47. Sportfan

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    whats the role specifically and please share the industries
     
  48. ANTWONE

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    Both sales roles and both fintech
     
  49. Sportfan

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    Ok, I would be very picky in leaving what you have now vs this much smaller company. The hit rate of these small sales orgs with like 150-250 total employees is incredibly low. Make sure they actually have the infrastructure in place for excelling as an enterprise AE. Channel, BDR’s, lead gen, sales tools, appropriate quotas and expectations.

    You’ve earned the right via your success to only take a job if it’s a great fit. Make sure you do your diligence.
     
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  50. Goose

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    You’re in material handling, right?

    The architect I’m working with uses Revit, and it seems like a good tool. I’m aware that’s no help.
     
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