Does anyone else follow Tiger Beatdown? [tigerbeatdown.com]
Garland Grey posted three times in the last two days about having a breakdown in a really disjointed way, and now those posts are gone and there's just a post about learning how to cook brown rice. I am kind of worried about him? Is anyone else watching this?
Soooooo I decided to take that job that I posted about the other day. I talked with two people from the organization, and they were both really apologetic and grateful for my feedback about what was and wasn't professional/OK. It's a new organization and they are excited about my perspective as someone who they've never worked with before because most of their employees used to be the people they coach and work with. Also it pays more than I though it would, because it's payrolled and not a contractor thing.
So now I'm shifting into WOO NEW JOB! mode! Wooo! New job!
@wonderful1x1: Right? RIGHT? That seems not normal. I emailed and the guy sent me a more detailed job description. He also said that they calculate need using a cost of living calculator and whether you have outside support, which means I'm screwed because Minneapolis is much much cheaper than the other cities they work in. I told him I want to talk to him tomorrow so we'll see how that goes, I guess. Thanks for confirming.
@wonderful1x1: OK, thanks for confirming my uneasiness. I actually have a meeting scheduled with the Career Development people at my alma mater on Monday. I was going to talk about interviews but instead I could talk about this if they will give me a 24 hour extension. Is 48 hours over a weekend a normal window of time for people to ask you to get back to them? It seems super short to me!
I need help making a decision about a job-ish thing offer. I interviewed for this position two weeks ago that's kind of a job but more like a fellowship. It's compensated on a need basis in a range a few $100 on either side of $1000/month. The actual work associated with the job is really cool stuff that I'm interested in doing... but it's also 30 hours/week (so 120 hours/month) and not highly compensated. I could live on the higher end of their range (although I'd like to be paid more) but I couldn't do the lower end of their range.
There's been a few issues with communicating with them, the biggest being that they told me my interview was scheduled for 9:30am on a Wednesday... at 10pm on the Tuesday before. I didn't get the message until about 5 minutes before the interview, but apparently I did well anyway. They also called me last night at 7pm my time (they're on the West Coast) to say that they want to hire me (yaaaay!). I was on my way out the door to a birthday party and asked them to email me with the details. They sent me an email with no additional real information except that they want a response by 5pm on Sunday. So basically, they're asking me to accept a job without knowing the compensation, the start date, or the official job description. I emailed a little while ago them telling them I need that information and haven't heard back (but it's 8am on a Saturday for them, so that's cool).
How out of line or normal is their behavior? It seems really not cool for them to insist on these super quick turn-around on my time when they aren't giving me enough information. I don't want to spend the next year (it's a 1-year fellowship with the option to do it again) doing really hard if cool work with a team that's moving on this weird speedy timeline. But maybe they're just behind on this hiring process or something? I am kind of feeling like "people show you how they're going to treat you" about it -- if this is how they're acting during hiring, I'm not sure I want to work with them, you know? But on the other hand, this is the only job I've been offered so far and I'd hate to turn it down with no alternative. And the work would be really cool! So. What would you do?