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OUCS I did it again
I wasn't going to blog about this until it was signed and sealed and not-subject-to-anything, but people keep asking me and I'm too impatient to wait that long, so...

I have (subject to references) a new job.

First, a huge thank you to all the people (including some not on LJ) who gave me advice and encouragement for the application and the interview, and (especially the people on IRC) who didn't shout at me once during about two weeks of non-stop panicking.

Second, some details: all being well, in about a month or two's time I will be moving, ooh, all of 20 metres up the road to OUCS, to do more webbish stuff. Same grade, same salary (and in fact even paid by the same organisation), but a very different focus and a different working culture.

I say "about a month or two" because my start date is still under negotiation (and technically those negotiations can't even be started until the references are in and blah blah blah); I'm only obliged to give a month's notice, as I'm still within my probationary period, but I don't want to be a jobsworth about it. My current line-manager and my line-manager-to-be will be slugging it out between them working towards a mutually acceptable compromise.

So I'm going to be pretty busy for the next few months, not just dealing with the handover for the current job (I don't think there would have been a good time to leave, but if I'm honest then this is a pretty awkward time) but also learning everything in the world in order to be able to do the new job. It's cool and exciting, but also a bit scary. I was flattered that people at OUCS suggested I apply for this post, surprised and delighted to be offered it; now I just hope I can live up to their expectations...


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nou From: nou Date: April 9th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, how exciting! Well done!
emperor From: emperor Date: April 9th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
truecatachresis From: truecatachresis Date: April 9th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations! We totally ought to go for a celebratory drink or something at some point.
j4 From: j4 Date: April 10th, 2007 10:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Totally! Was just thinking yesterday we hadn't seen you for, like, aeons. Suggest a time/date/pub? :-)
truecatachresis From: truecatachresis Date: April 10th, 2007 10:42 am (UTC) (Link)
How about this Friday? I hear from reliable sources that the Jam Factory is supposed to be good...
j4 From: j4 Date: April 11th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Help, I can't find yr email address! Anyway this Friday sounds good to me, and yes, the Jam Factory is lovely. :) Do you want to make this an open invitation to LiveJournal-type-folks? It may become one by merit of posting this comment here... unless I delete it... but, argh, hidden-comment-drama!!
truecatachresis From: truecatachresis Date: April 11th, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Open invitation is cool with me.
truecatachresis From: truecatachresis Date: April 12th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Email = ian at caption dot org
From: bibliogirl Date: April 10th, 2007 07:36 am (UTC) (Link)
k425 From: k425 Date: April 10th, 2007 07:54 am (UTC) (Link)
caramel_betty From: caramel_betty Date: April 10th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC) (Link)

You are now legally obliged to arrange a m34t so that people can come buy you drinks.
j4 From: j4 Date: April 10th, 2007 10:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm not really on misc any more so I can't moot a misc m34t, but you are very welcome to come to Oxford and buy me drinks (and be bought drinks!). :-)
d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: April 10th, 2007 09:01 am (UTC) (Link)
hairyears From: hairyears Date: April 10th, 2007 09:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Is it really appropriate to use your after-a-night-on-the-curry Usericon here?
d_floorlandmine From: d_floorlandmine Date: April 10th, 2007 09:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Bah! That's my "escaping from work" icon!
hairyears From: hairyears Date: April 10th, 2007 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)


Resist the temptation to give your soon-to-be-former boss the parting gift of a my little pony set.
ewx From: ewx Date: April 10th, 2007 11:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Well done!
crazyscot From: crazyscot Date: April 10th, 2007 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
juggzy From: juggzy Date: April 10th, 2007 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)
julietk From: julietk Date: April 10th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
vinaigrettegirl From: vinaigrettegirl Date: April 16th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

I believe the expression is "w00ty", m'lud.

No, it is not the name of a popular beat combo.

Seriuosly, as I am vereeeee sloooowwww at picking up on this and that of Graet Importance in people's lives, congratulations.

Too late to post-mortem, no doubt, but did they ask you any of the questions you prepared for or did you wing it on the day?

Obviously you did well, and tee heee hee for you :-).
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