[Update: I removed the company name from this as I wouldn't want clients surfing around wedding and vacation pictures. Also, the papers are signed, the resignation letter is in, and we're off shopping tomorrow for new clothes with my signing bonus. No more jeans!]
I just received a verbal offer from HR of XXXX for the position of Senior Interactive Technologist. I accepted. The employee handbook, offer letter, and acceptance letter are due to arrive later this afternoon. After returning my signed acceptance letter, I’ll be giving notice tomorrow and plan to start on April 24th. The pay is about 2% less than what I was asking for (totally acceptable!) and benefits are incredible. This is a major step up from what I am getting now.
From the company’s web site:
“From its headquarters in Philadelphia â€“ and at offices in New York, London and Raleigh â€“ XXXXX improves the design and usability of software applications, enterprise software and browser-based applications. The company’s staff of nearly 80 experts is dedicated to conducting groundbreaking work in data visualization, user interface design, usability and human factors, and business process analytics for an elite client roster. For more than 17 years, the company’s solutions have earned superior results for the world’s most notable brands in energy, financial services, health care, media and government. Across all categories, clients continue to select Electronic Ink for its proven ability to impact efficiency and maximize productivity.”
The list of very well-known, house-hold named clients they have worked with over the years can be found here:
[Note: ask me for the link.]
They are located in an ultra-modern, ultra-cool office on the 19th floor, overlooking most of center city, at XXXX S. Broad Street, about 50 yards from City Hall. Given the location as being the center of all things SEPTA, Kate and I will have a great deal of flexibility as to where we can live in the city in the future. If you are savvy with Google maps, you can get a street view by clicking this link.
I just realized today that I have not yet faxed back my acceptance letter and I already refer to the organization as “we,” where as I still refer to my present employer as “them” after 2 years of employment. I guess this is the right move.
Yes, this is a good move at a good time. I couldn’t possibly be more excited about this opportunity.
Start the fireworks!