bigato's journal

Where are you and where are you going?
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Post by bigato » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:22 am

Thank you very much MBGI!!

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Post by bigato » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:58 pm

Hooorrayy!!!! We have decent Internet here!!! The wireless did work!

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Post by bigato » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:31 pm

I came back home from the interviews. The first guy, that had the most interesting position, couldn't take me because of that requirement that I didn't met (minimum hierarchical level). But he recommended me to another person, who had two open positions to do a similar job, although the pay is not so good as in my first option. Moving there, with my additional costs, I will more or less break even, although working in a much more satisfying position, but in a ugly big city. I think I will go. I should know the result before the end of the month.

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Post by bigato » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:29 pm

Finally some news from the hiring process. My resume was one of the six selected (they need two people) and I was invited to the interview next Wednesday. It seems that there is a very good chance to get one of those two positions, specially because of the recommendation.

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Post by Magda » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:16 pm

Good luck bigato! I'm crossing my fingers.

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Post by bigato » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:49 pm

I thank you Magda for crossing your fingers for me, because I can't cross mine while I am studying and typing code at the keyboard! :)

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by robotic » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:00 am

Sounds exciting! Is there anything specific you're doing to prepare for your interview?

Best of luck.

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Post by My_Brain_Gets_Itchy » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:27 am

Good luck @bigato!

Whether it is this opportunity or the next, I have no doubt that you will achieve.

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Post by bigato » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:23 am

Robotic, the requirements they announced were quite simple: the person should know programming logic and basic sql, plus basic office software. Other than that, the usual set of subjective qualities that managers ask for: be interested, have good communication skills, be agile, etc. I am anticipating myself since I know the specific technologies that they are currently using there. I am studying them and planning on maybe finishing some small project using such technologies, to have something to show for them. Other than that, I will suit up well, cut my hair, be nice to people, and try not to appear too confident in my tech skills (although I am). I think that depending on the interviewers, you have to hide a bit to avoid to generate fear or jealousy from them.

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by bigato » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:23 am

MBGI, it's going to be this one man, this one!!!

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by bigato » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:57 pm

So the great news today is......


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THE JOB IS MINE!!!!!!!

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Post by George the original one » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:07 pm

Excellent!

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Post by LiberateMind » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:09 pm

Happy for you.. Congrats!!!

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Post by KevinW » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:53 pm

Congrats!

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Post by My_Brain_Gets_Itchy » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:19 pm

The fist bump greeting is performed.
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I'm going long bigato stock, upgraded analysis from outperform to strong buy.

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by bigato » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:43 am

Thanks friends! Now as soon as the new position that they opened up gets approved, what I hope that should happen in some few days, then my current boss will be notified that I'm moving out in 30 days.

Today is my first day back to work after vacations. I'm not sure if I'm going to tell the news to my boss before she receives the official notification.

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Post by bigato » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:52 pm

I'm in the process of renting a house in the city where I'll work. After a lot of researching in person (internet didn't help much) and some bidding down, I've got a price somewhat below the market, in a reasonable location. The owner is an old woman that is now living in a nursing home. Her two sons are taking care of her property. I've managed to buy all the contents of the house (it just doesn't have a bed), including furniture, table and chairs, sofa set, stove, refrigerator, washing machine, even a television (!) for R$2k (for reference, the rent is R$1.1k/month, while minimum wage here is currently R$678.00/month). Most things are new. I'm moving in there october 13 (Sunday) and I start at my new job position on Monday.

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Post by bigato » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:22 pm

The house is rented and I started at my new job position. My wife, pets and our belongings will come this weekend. There is a lot to learn and do, enough to fill all my waking hours with work in working hours and research in my 'free' time. I am loving it. It's all about subjects that I love such as programming. The boss of the boss of my boss is obsessed with efficiency, simplicity, even seems to know the pareto law very well. People fear him but I really liked him. It seems like he is a lot like I would be if I were in his position. There are a lot of opportunities, and the technical guy who interviewed me in the hiring process is going up to another position in another department on monday. We have a lot of freedom to find new and better solutions to the problems at hand. I was never at a startup, but I guess that it probably feels like one. I'm very happy!

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by LiquidSapphire » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:40 pm

Congratulations :) So what is your plan for your new and old house in your old city?

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Re: bigato's journal

Post by anomie » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:50 pm

Best of luck Bigato.

So what ever happened to the plans of the small farm in the mountains, living in a small house, raising food.

Did I dream that?

would you care to bring your readers up to season 2/ current plans of "Bigato's journal"?

best wishes,
anomie

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