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Update

A quick update on the job front.
I started working as a temp in John's office on Friday. Folks are nice and they are being accomodating , knowing that I had a few interviews for something permanent. I didn't like doing the drug test the temp agency required - Really really really pisses me off, in fact. But, a job is a job, right? And I have to admit, i am getting paid more than I ever got at the UW.
I wouldn't want to work their permanently, though. Several folks think I should, but working at the same place as a spouse can get a little weird. It is one thing if the organization is large, but the B'more office of Philips is not that large. AND I am working directly under John's bosses. No, for many reasons, I don't want to be there permanently. In face, it seems strange to me that some folks would think this would be a good thing. Hell, if nothing else, it is good to have a break - what if you had a raging argument - sometimes going to seperate places of work and having an 8 hour break can help calm things down...

I think the Skype interview went well. I hope. She did say, after I asked some questions that also led into her questions, that it was the most efficient interview she has evern given. I might hear this week if they want to see me for a second interview - in DC. It sounds like an interesting organization and I like the fact that the person who has my job now is staying with the organization. (If I didn't say earlier, it is The Salzburg Global Seminar, http://www.salzburgglobal.org  The job is an admin assitant in the office of the President.)

The in-person interview I had in DC went well. It was for the DAR, their development office - working with donors. The folks who interviewed me are very enthused about working at the DAR - which is a bit of a new one for me - morale at the UW has been low for so long, I can't even imagine anymore what enthusiam for work would be like. I got a call this afternoon on voice mail (I didn't realize I had my ringer turned off) and they want to see if I am still interested - they said in the interview that they were going to bring a couple folks back in for a second interview with a look at some skills - so I assume that is what the call will be about. I will find out in the morning.

If I had the choice between the two? Probably the Salzburg job because that would mean a couple of trips to Salzburg a year. But really, I like both very much. And I don't want to jinx anything. 

Comments

Good luck! And I agree with you that it isn't a good idea to work in the same place as your spouse. In addition to the reasons you mentioned, you don't want to put all of the family's eggs in one basket. If the office were to close, you could both be laid off at the same time.