Oh and there's that other interview I'm having on Friday but I won't be taking that one if I get offered. This one is for the Diabetes and Glandular Research place here (lotsa big people in Texas...). They decided they wanted to crank it up a notch and do some serious work so they bought a mass spec. Of course none of them wanted to learn how to run the damn thing (smart people) so they started looking for a mass spec operator. And let me tell you there are a ton of us out there. Not. At all. I think I was the only one she interviewed that wasn't by phone. I am so not surprised. We're like jet fighters, our instruments are so damn expensive and persnikity that there are only a few of us who voluntarily beat them into submission for a living. They are such cranky instruments. Regardless, I now have a regular 8-5 full time permanent with bennies job that is only earning $1500 less per yr than what I earned in San Diego. I was floored, I didn't know anyone would come close to my old paycheck. Really the pay out here is utter crap so when the HR dude said fifty three five I had to pause and make sure I heard him right. Utter disbelief.
Now all we have to do is find the dh another job that isn't 80 miles away and life will be good.