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Posted on 2009.03.04 at 11:24
Current Mood: busy
Current Music: Workin' For a Livin' - Huey Lewis & The News
As you may recall, I recently reported on the loss of my long-time day job. Well, happy news – I have a new job! Starting Monday, I will be working for a consulting firm in Evanston. The work will be similar to what I did at my old job – creating/editing presentations in PowerPoint. There will also be some assistant-type responsibilities, helping my fellow graphics person with calendar management, travel arrangements, etc., but graphics should be the bulk of the job.

One of the nice features of this job is that it will take me about 15 minutes less time to get to it than it took to get to my old job, since my apartment on the north side of Chicago is actually closer to Evanston than it is to the Loop. There are also some nice amenities/temptations in the immediate neighborhood. A large Border’s bookstore is less than a block away, across the street from a very nice movieplex. And one block over is Lulu’s, a wonderful restaurant that I fear will be coming to know me far better in the months to come! There are several other noteworthy restaurants in the vicinity, including Le Peep. I mention Le Peep because a whole bunch of us met there a couple years ago to celebrate my nephew’s graduation from Northwestern, so if you were among that group, you know about where I work.

It would be contrary to company policy, as well as to general decorum, for me to discuss such matters as compensation and benefits, so I will leave that topic aside. I will simply say that I am happy to have found a decent job so quickly in these economic times. The people there seem very nice and very professional, and I’m looking forward to starting!


moonlitrose9 at 2009-03-04 17:40 (UTC) (Link)


Congratulations, that really is good news. I hope all goes well on Monday.
charlesofcamden at 2009-03-04 21:20 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Congratulations!

Thank you! My fellow graphics worker and I hit it off immediately. She's a sci-fi nut and convention-goer who is delighted to have someone in the office who understands many (if not all) of her references, so I think Monday will go well.
jenniferblaufra at 2009-03-04 18:03 (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations! That was quick. :)
charlesofcamden at 2009-03-04 21:22 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Yeah, this was the first and only job I'd gone after and it panned out, so I am fortunate indeed. Also fortunate that my friend Francesca saw this job posting on Craig's List, thought it looked perfect for me, and forwarded it to me. So even though my interview process entailed 3 trips to Evanston and 2 to the Loop for various interviews/tests, I feel like I lucked out big time. I also feel like I have some pretty awesome friends!
(Anonymous) at 2009-03-05 17:27 (UTC) (Link)
Congrats Chuck! I hope that this job is as good to you as your last one.

charlesofcamden at 2009-03-05 18:30 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Teddy, I appreciate it! And I hope you're doing well as well.
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