Had a job interview yesterday

Had a job interview yesterday

PostBy: Steve.N On: Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:51 am

With the economy the way it is my store is sinking like a leaky row boat. The company that I worked for ten years ago has been trying to rehire me for at least 5 years and I finally consented to consider an offer. The facility manager himself interviewed me last evening, he actually stayed after hours so I could close the store. I never thought that I would be going to another interview at the age of 60 but I start next week. I am returning to electrical/electronic enginnering and trouble shooting. Before the interview I had decided on an absolute minimum salary that I would accept and the offer they made left me speachless. When they asked me if it was ok I was so stuned all I could do was nod, I guess it pays to be hard to get. I am going to have someone manage my store on a day to day basis but I still get to do the stove installs in my free time
Steve.N
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman mkII
Stove/Furnace Model: Axeman Anderson 260 at store

Re: Had a job interview yesterday

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:55 am

Congrats & good luck Steve! :up: :devil:
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Re: Had a job interview yesterday

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:20 am

Congratulations Steve! CELL-E-BRAA-SHUN time !! :cheers:
Sounds like a FUN job.

I got layed off 6 months ago, and only had 1 interview in that time. HEY!!! Need someone to manage your store??? :D :D :D
009to090
 
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Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice


Re: Had a job interview yesterday

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:09 pm

The stun could have gone either way, but I'm assuming you're stunned because the salary is higher than you might have expected....congrats!
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Re: Had a job interview yesterday

PostBy: Steve.N On: Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:20 pm

A lot higher Freddy, 50% higher than what I expected to get offered.
Steve.N
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman mkII
Stove/Furnace Model: Axeman Anderson 260 at store

Re: Had a job interview yesterday

PostBy: BillMarti On: Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:13 pm

That's what happens when your good at what you do you don't need to toot your own horn . Congratulations on your old job.

Bill S.
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Stove/Furnace Make: EFM 520, 1980
Stove/Furnace Model: 520

Re: Had a job interview yesterday

PostBy: kozel On: Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:26 pm

Steve.N wrote:A lot higher Freddy, 50% higher than what I expected to get offered.

You should hope they don't participate here. congrats!
kozel
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman & Crane
Stove/Furnace Model: Mark I & 404

Re: Had a job interview yesterday

PostBy: pvolcko On: Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:44 pm

Obama and Paterson will be contacting you shortly.

:)
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Re: Had a job interview yesterday

PostBy: mr1precision On: Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:02 pm

Steve.N wrote:A lot higher Freddy, 50% higher than what I expected to get offered.

I hope you were wearing your Walk N Wipes when you heard that figure. Congrats!!!! :D
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Re: Had a job interview yesterday

PostBy: Yanche On: Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:01 pm

Steve.N wrote:A lot higher Freddy, 50% higher than what I expected to get offered.

Congratulations on your new position. If you have been out of the electrical engineering profession for 10 years the median salaries have risen quite a bit. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has an online salary survey that's organized by geographic region. See: (http://salaryapp.ieeeusa.org/rt/salary_database/help) You have to be a member or pay a fee to see the data. The median salary for a USA EE is just under $100K. I retired over 10 years ago but still maintain my IEEE membership. I just looked what a median salary would be for a person with the skills I had when I retired. $111,500. I didn't make near that amount at my peak but I was well compensated. Apply your skills to the job and learn as much of the new stuff as possible. If the job turns out to be to your liking, consider joining a professional society and taking the professional engineers licensing exam. Both will make you more valuable to the company.
Yanche
 
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Re: Had a job interview yesterday

PostBy: Steve.N On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:13 am

Thanks Yanche,

Though I left the job 10 years ago to buy this business I have still kept involved through consulting work. I uasually get paid a flat rate per day for those jobs and have lost touch with the average yearly salary. When I first started toying with the idea of returning I heard that the company had just hired a fellow fresh out of college with no work experience for $75,000. I figured that it must have been an exaggeration but from what you said it must be true. To say the least it was a plesant suprise as I was loaded for bear to argue the salary level I wanted and never had to fire a shot.
Steve.N
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Harman mkII
Stove/Furnace Model: Axeman Anderson 260 at store

Re: Had a job interview yesterday

PostBy: av8r On: Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:48 am

Best wishes to you. I'm glad to hear some good news!
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