Woo Hoo! Employed at last!

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  1. Matt Stone

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    I just got a verbal offer for a job! [​IMG]

    I graduated from Purdue in Computer Technology last May, but had no luck finding a job. I've been working part-time at Purdue since before my Junior year, and the pay just ain't cutting it anymore. I'll be working as an IS Tech for Alverno Systems (www.alverno.org), a company that handles the IT for our local hospitals. I interviewed last Wednesday, and it was actually my first interview in almost a year. Feels really good to finally have some solid employment.

    Just thought I'd share my enthusiasm [​IMG]
     
  2. Elinor

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    Congratulations [​IMG]
     
  3. Scott L

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    Same predicament as you, but I'm almost there... [​IMG]

    Glad you landed a good job. [​IMG]
     
  4. Holadem

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    Earning a living is vastly overrated. I'll remember to look for your "I hate my job" thread in 6 months.

    Sorry, bad day, yearly reivew and all.

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    H - Congrats, I mean it.
     
  5. Carlo Medina

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    Congrats Matt. If this is your first 40 hour/week job, I warn you, your average number of posts per day here is gonna drop! [​IMG]
     
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    Way to go Idaho!

    Congrats!
     
  7. Matt Stone

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    Haha, thanks for all the thoughts guys. It may be my first full-time work, but it is IT...so maybe I'll just spend all day avoiding trouble tickets and posting on the HTF [​IMG]
     
  8. Mike Frezon

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    Hey Matt! Great news!

    Getting the first job--and in the field that you want to work--is a great thing!

    Make sure you take a good chunk of that first paycheck and do something special with it...because all the rest will end up going towards all the necessities of life.

    Enjoy this time in your life. You're young and you've got the world as your playground! [​IMG]
     
  9. Brian Harnish

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    Congratulations, Matt! I just moved up in my company and I'm enjoyin' my new job to the MAX. Glad to see another one of our HTF dudes doin' the same (albeit it's a new job, not one you've been at for four years, but still...)

    Again, congrats!
     
  10. Bryan Ri

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    Congrats Matt! [​IMG]
     
  11. Craig S

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    Congrats, Matt! I guess that means you'll have more money to feed your SSW habit! [​IMG]
     
  12. Tim Hoover

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    Holadem - you could just be like me and become a burden to society...it's fun!

    Oh, and congrats Matt. I guess that means you can give up that little cartoon on Comedy Central. [​IMG]
     
  13. Matt Stone

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    First day is Monday. I'll be spending it in Indy at headquarters.

    Any general tips from my fellow IS techs? [​IMG]
     
  14. Garrett Lundy

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    Just make sure that you keep the job for 6 months before you put the down payment on a new Mustang GT [​IMG]
     
  15. Scott L

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    Hope you like it for as long as you can before you get tired and bored and make another work-rant thread. [​IMG] I just got back from an interview with a web design company, just an internship but I hope I get it.

    As for advice keep your car, and invest/save up for a house. Then I can sleep in the basement. [​IMG]
     
  16. JamesED

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    Grats

    and Go Purdue.
     
  17. Matt Stone

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    Go Purdue, indeed. Sucks to see Keady go down like this...but there's always football season I guess (never thought I'd be saying that). We've got to get together for a game sometime, James.

    Scott,
    Yah...I'm planning on saving for a house. My mom is cool with me staying at home, so I'll be saving most of my money for a down payment on a house (no more noise complaints like at my apartment in college [​IMG]).

    Thanks for the support guys!
     
  18. Todd_B

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    Yeah..quit while you're ahead
    :p)


    'Grats on the new job [​IMG]

    Todd B
     
  19. Leila Dougan

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    Keep up your skills and continually look to advance, otherwise you'll be stuck in a rut and grow resentful. Of course that applies to most careers, but it does to IS in particular.
     

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