Tuesday, June 14, 2005

New Beginnings

It's official. I received a job offer yesterday from another company, and I took it! After more than two months, three interviews, and five interviewers, I made the final cut. I have been at my current company for over six years, and my current position within that company for a few weeks short of three years. It's a big step, but one I must take for my career. I'm purposely not going into a lot of detail here, mostly because it doesn't matter to most people. I got the offer yesterday during lunch, came back to find the written copy in my email, and accepted it shortly after that. Just before leaving for the day, I passed out my resignation to those that needed to get it, and walked out the door. My last day here will be Friday, June 24th.

I guess it's also a new beginning for Michael "The Kid-Toucher" Jackson, after he got off on his charges, so now he can get back to getting off on kids. It's too bad. Even the jury didn't seem to think he was innocent exactly, but they are probably right that the accusers came off as very unbelievable, and that killed this particular case against him. Hopefully he will never do it again, but history seems to indicate otherwise.

In other news, this guy that defected to North Korea is in the US for a week to visit his ailing mother. He defected in 1965. I think being forced to live in North Korea for 40 years is probably a fate worse than being in prison (a US prison anyway). Hopefully he will find peace. The people that protest him to this day need to get a life. He was young and made a mistake. He paid and then some, and he's an old man now. Time to let bygones be bygones.

6 comments:

Two Dogs said...

Congrats on the new jobby job. No need to be nervous, it's just a job. I assume that you will be doing the same type of work so you probably know the job. It's just that now if you see your ex-coworkers on the street, you have to kill them because they are the enemy.

No Michael, ever again.

I agree, even though I have tremendous problems with the desertion thing, folks should leave the old dude alone. His mother is dying and even though he betrayed his country, it is his mother.

Devo said...

Not to say that ol' MJ ain't seriously touched in the brainpan, but honestly, it's that kid's mother and ol' Joe Jackson who shoulda been on trial. Who in their right minds would let their kid spend the night at that babypetter's house??? I'll tell ya who: money grubbing gold diggers who plan an exploitative lawsuit years in advance and then wring a poor, insane pop star out to dry. That's who. And Joe? He effed poor Mikey in the head loooong before Bubbles was even a lil' baby monkey.

If his family doesn't try an intervention of some sort right soon, they're just askin' for more happy fun legal troubles...

Tom McMahon said...

Congrats on the new job! 3 years is long enough . . .

Erik Grow said...

Over six years at the company, three at my current job, yes. Three years with no advancement and less opportunity for advancement than when I started at that job equals time to go!

Imara said...

Glückwünsche! I wish you all the best on your new journey.

nicnerd said...

What an odd series of events that is for Mr. Jenkins. Deserts from the US, finds a woman who has been kidnapped. She gets sent back to Japan, hets stuck in Korea. My word, the guy has been through a geo-politcal boondoggle.

Grats on the new job Erik, even though I will miss you very much.