Thursday, March 20, 2008

"If I could have any job in the world, I'd be a professional Cinderella."

OK. But this isn't about my dream job. It's about M's new job. (By the by, his dream job is now to work for himself so he can take vacations whenever he wants and earn lots of money for himself rather than "for the man". But, I digress. ) M is the newest sourcing recruiter at Calence, an IT networking company in Tempe. They just merged with Insight to become numero uno in the nation. Cool? M thinks so.

On his first day at Calence, as part of new employee orientation, M got to see the NOC (pronounced "knock" for those not in the know), which stands for Networking Operations Center. He was in computer nerd heaven. And loving it. I imagine it looked something like this: They had windows that changed from clear to dark with the touch of a button (and the entering of a code and the scan of a finger). They had to get clearance just to get down the hall to get to the elevator to get to the wing where the NOC was located - passing checkpoints, entering security codes, and scanning fingers as they went.

Anyway, he likes his new job. He likes the commute even better (and regularly sings a song he made up about not having to drive the Broadway curve).

Go us! Go computer geeks! Go mega-corporations that pay to have massive amounts of data transferred from one server to another!

Happy happy, Joy joy.

[Title quote is from "Girl, Interrupted"]

5 comments:

Jonathan & Katherine Earl said...

Congratulations! We always like to hear that our friends have jobs that they love. We are also glad that he has a job again. It's no fun job searching. Right now I love the fact that I have the week off from my job...just a couple more days until I return to the Twilight Zone with the 6th graders!

hayngrl101 said...

I love it when DHs get jobs that they like!! And... working for the man vs. self employed? Well, the only problem with working for yourself is lack of holiday pay. and sick time. and good benefits. and paying taxes... and a steady paycheck...

The MomBabe said...

woot-woot! Go M!

The MomBabe said...

Hey, I have an award for you over at my place....

Kristine said...

Congrats on the new job and glad that he likes all that FANCY stuff. It must be pretty cool to know what it all does. Plus having a job you like is PRICELESS. Hence why James is a Police Officer.

 
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