Accepted New Position

f16jetmanf16jetman Posts: 108Member
I interviewed this past Saturday for a Systems Administrator position at a well known national laboratory. I interviewed at 10:15am and received the offer at 3:00pm. I totally bombed the interview too. I felt like the interview was a Microsoft test, and I think I got over half wrong. But I did do great on the troubleshooting questions and overall the interviewers liked me.

I am going from 49,000yr to 90,000yr. I will have a long, long commute on Mondays and Tuesdays, but I will work from home Wednesdays and Thursdays and have Fridays off. I am really excited but nervous too as I was comfortable at my current position.
I picked the wrong profession. Too much studying. :study:
[FONT=&amp]Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, [/FONT][FONT=&amp]but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 9:23-24[/FONT]

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  • SpiegelSpiegel Taco Tuesday FLPosts: 203Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    That's awesome, congrats man!!! Wow, 49k to 90k icon_eek.gif That is quite the leap. Can't wait to be able to make that jump as well. Good luck with your new job.
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  • SquishedSquished Posts: 191Member
    Congrats. Awesome jump in pay.
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  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead Posts: 2,285Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Huge pay bump. Nicely done.
  • shochanshochan Senior Member ArkansasPosts: 736Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    WOWIE WOW WOW! Great job! You buying the jager shots? LOL
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  • Dakinggamer87Dakinggamer87 Gaming Tech Expert Silicon Valley, CAPosts: 3,985Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Nicely done!! :)
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  • clarsonclarson Posts: 875Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I'd say all that studying has paid off.

    congrats on the new job.
  • TechGromitTechGromit Completely Clueless Ontario, NY Posts: 1,818Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    f16jetman wrote: »
    I interviewed this past Saturday for a Systems Administrator position at a well known national laboratory. I interviewed at 10:15am and received the offer at 3:00pm. I totally bombed the interview too. I felt like the interview was a Microsoft test, and I think I got over half wrong. But I did do great on the troubleshooting questions and overall the interviewers liked me.

    LOL, I went into my last interview the position, I don't care if I get this job. There was 3 managers sitting there and I asked are you guys managers? Where's your ties? :) There was another manager on the phone I knew, they asked you of course know Lisette, and I told them I have no idea who that is. :) After 6 or 7 questions, I was like can't the rest of the questions be multiple choice? :)
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  • TheFORCETheFORCE Posts: 2,224Member
    congratulations! Thats almost 100% pay bump.
  • averageguy72averageguy72 Senior Member Posts: 254Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats!
  • rsxwithslicksrsxwithslicks Posts: 46Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    *Clap*

    *Clap*

    *Clap*


    Congratulations! Good for you!
  • MdaudMdaud Posts: 46Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congrats
  • Shane2Shane2 Posts: 63Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Bravo good sir.

    Now, put at least half of that raise in the bank every month. Don’t let lifestyle creep take your whole check.
  • coreyb80coreyb80 Posts: 621Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats!! Nice upgrade in position and salary.
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  • SquishedSquished Posts: 191Member
    Shane2 wrote: »
    Bravo good sir.

    Now, put at least half of that raise in the bank every month. Don’t let lifestyle creep take your whole check.

    Lifestyle creep slaughtered me. Lesson learned, we all need to learn it first before we practice it!
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  • mzx380mzx380 This site changed my life New YorkPosts: 449Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    congrats man, pay bump is quite the achievement
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  • f16jetmanf16jetman Posts: 108Member
    Thanks all for the congrats! As for lifestyle creep I think we will be able to combat it to an extent. My wife is stay at home and manages all the finances. I make the money, she makes sure the bills get paid and whatnot. She is really good at managing the current salary and I think she'll do great with the bigger one.
    There is an old saying "What you do with $100 you'll do with $1000", and I have been blessed to have a wife who is very wise with the "$100".

    Though honestly, I have been thinking of all the things I can buy now, but we are first going to pay off WGU student loans, a credit card and her vehicle. Oh and also trade in my car and get a good used one. My AC is totally shot, the cruise control is broken and it is manual transmissions. I want an automatic again!

    We are seeking to give more money to our church, help people pay for medicine prescriptions, or help out people as the opportunity arises.

    Then maybe some flying lessons ;)
    I picked the wrong profession. Too much studying. :study:
    [FONT=&amp]Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, [/FONT][FONT=&amp]but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” Jeremiah 9:23-24[/FONT]
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