February 22, 2006


¡A las ocho de la mañana! I know: When is Ilyka ever up at 8:00 in the morning? Answer: Tomorrow! Tomorrow Ilyka will be right up at 8:00 in the morning! Actually, 7:30! Just to be safe!

All y'all cross your fingers for me. If it goes well enough I might Paypal money TO you. I'm that freakin' pleased about this.

UPDATE: Job! Better one! More money! Fewer--nah, let's leave that unsaid. Thank you, everyone who got all yogic with the finger-crossing. Is that a word? Yogic? Yoga-like? Anyway, I love you all THIS MUCH.

Posted by Ilyka at February 22, 2006 08:22 PM in in praise of idleness

Sign me up for the Paypal thing! [fingers and toes crossed]

Posted by: Ith at February 22, 2006 09:21 PM

*crosses fingers, toes, eyes, legs. etc*

Posted by: margi at February 23, 2006 01:54 AM

Good Luck with the new prospect, Ilyka.


Posted by: Rob at February 23, 2006 03:59 AM

Knock 'em dead, Ilyka.

No, wait. Don't do that. If they're dead they can't hire you. Impress the hell out of them instead. That way you get the job and you're working with people in a hell free environment!

Posted by: Jim at February 23, 2006 04:05 AM


Posted by: Ith at February 23, 2006 11:11 AM


Posted by: Hubris at February 23, 2006 12:03 PM

...and I'll bust out my eight-track for you tonight.

Posted by: Hubris at February 23, 2006 12:08 PM

Oh, sure. My good thoughts worked this time. Not so good for that $365 million Powerball. I'm happy for you, though.

Posted by: Rob at February 23, 2006 01:57 PM

*still laughing at Rob's comment*

Yayayayayayaya!! Sooo happy for you. You ROCK sister.

Annnnd.....since they can't get their shit together at my place...

I'll wait until you've taken over a department or two.


Posted by: Margi at February 23, 2006 01:59 PM

Yay! Congrats!

Posted by: Moebius Stripper at February 23, 2006 03:12 PM

Ah. [MRBURNS] EXcellent. [/MRBURNS]

Posted by: Andrea Harris at February 23, 2006 10:10 PM

I get all teary at happy endings. *sniff*

Posted by: Helen at February 24, 2006 01:41 AM

Wonderful! Congrats on the new job.
(Loved the line about the "confidential health information.")

Posted by: Dr Alice at February 24, 2006 02:46 PM


Posted by: Jim at February 24, 2006 05:13 PM

Phew! I was just reading your blog backwards (because I'm that obsessive when I haven't been around in a while that I need to know things in the order in which they were written), and was about to go, "Oh no! Ilyka needs our help! It's time for -- SUPER-BLOGGERS"! when suddenly, you were rescued by --your own talents.

Congrats, kiddo. Very happy to hear we're both coasting on the better-job-more-money train right now.

Posted by: Meryl Yourish at February 25, 2006 02:41 PM


ANd *I* have an interview tonight.

heavens, but I hate sales calls.

And every interview is a sales call.

(It's funny, but I really hate to b e i n sales and doing sales calls, but when I *was* in sales, I was actually pretty good at it. And I'm glad I'm not in it anymore)

(and HaLOSCAN now thinks the word b-e-i-n-g is "questionable content")

Posted by: Craig R. at February 28, 2006 04:20 AM

Well, I now have a "conditional offer."

Conditional on the reference checks, the criminal background check and that the end-client has no objections (the position is for a team doing softwware support, so that the end-client can move the people currently doing support can move to development, and hiring in a long-term team of contractors can get the work done without violating the "hiring freeze" to make the HR bottom line look better.)

Posted by: Craig R. at March 1, 2006 01:26 PM