Pre-interview: December 31, 2012.
Job interview – offer review: January 07, 2013.
Two-weeks notice given: January 08, 2013.
Start new job: January 21, 2013.
Yep, the company I previously worked for about five years ago, Specialized Builders Hardware, is bringing me back as purchasing / inside sales and providing compensation that makes it an easy choice to change employers.
I’m going from working nights (9:00pm – 5:00am) with Sundays and Mondays off to a more “normal” schedule of daylight hours (7:30am – 4:30pm) with Saturdays and Sundays off. Of course, one drawback is I’m going from no commute – I work at the same apartment complex where I live – to a drive of 27 miles one way. So part of the compensation needed to be sufficient to cover the added wear-and-tear on the car plus fuel (at today’s fluctuating gas prices).
The ‘industry’ is commercial hardware, and I have been out of it for about three-plus years. But part of their decision was it was going to be easier and quicker to re-train and bring me up to speed on their unique computer system and parts coding than to train someone from scratch, even if they have industry experience.
I am truly looking forward to making this change and the next 11 days can’t go by fast enough.