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Old 08-24-06, 12:10 PM
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Am I going to work for "The Firm" ??

Well, after 10 years at my current job (Senior CADD Tech) and many years of sweating through layoffs and no pay raises...I got a new job.

My postition will be the same, but the pay and benefits are almost too good to be true!! It's a small company (about 25-30 employees) and I interviewed with the President on a Thursday evening and had an offer Friday morning.

The money was considerably more (about $7 more per hour) and the benefits..pretty darn good. Initially it was a $100 a month gas allowance on top of your base pay, 4% 401k contribution based on your base pay-regardless of wether or not you contribute, your standard holidays and 2 weeks vacation and decent health plan.

Then they called me and mentioned they had just added company paid car repairs (if your car breaks down on the too or from work, they will repair it for you). They are now also going to pay for all the tollway charges using the EZ-Tag (sticker you place on your windshiled that auto debits from an account). And...Christmas and yearly profit sharing bonuses!!

I keep wondering when they are going to tell me they work for an evil oilfield baron (Oil field tooling and connectors is their business). Is Ed Harris going to confront me in a diner with a way out???
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Originally Posted by SmackDaddy
I keep wondering when they are going to tell me they work for an evil oilfield baron (Oil field tooling and connectors is their business). Is Ed Harris going to confront me in a diner with a way out???

That would be kick ass.
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I'd better get some help...maybe from this guy:
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That car repair one seem open for some abuse. "Uh, yeah, it broke down on my way to work, yeah."
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Originally Posted by SmackDaddy
Blah blah blah... I make lost of money blah blah blah... lots of perks. Blah blah blah..
I can't formulate a proper response to this.
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Yeah, that one struck me as an odd one. But hey, when my car is finally out of warranty, it's nice to know there might be some help there.

Oh, and they have a small stocked fishing pond next to the warehouse.

They are also all car nuts. The founder of the company passed away about 2 months ago and his 6 restored Bel-Air convertibles are in the back warehouse along with the presidents restored 67 Charger and one of the shop guys Challenger drag car (looks like something out of Mad Max).

They even sponsered and ASA race team for a while.
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Originally Posted by Michael Corvin
I can't formulate a proper response to this.
Well, technically I haven't made a dime form them since I don't start for another couple of weeks. But I was shocked that the huge company I work for now can't even come close to matching the money and benefits of such a small company.

Even if it is just a front for some other evil company!!

Well, I have recieved a very thorough physical

Quite thorough....

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Congrats on your new job, that is the way I thought on my new job, they pay my health insurance, 12 holidays, 2 weeks vacation, 50% match to 401K, 5 sick days no free gas though.
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