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dexter jettster

Yes, worrying involves stress and accomplishes nothing.

Best to not worry. :)


Michael Dell* would disagree with you. :)

I read where he suggested that the only thing that kept his company so
successful was worrying. He said that he is constantly fearful of advances
in other companies, and it pushes him to continuously strive to better his
own products at a faster rate than his competition.



~d. jettster


*It may have actually been an interview with Steve Jobs.
 
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Joe Canuck

dexter said:
Michael Dell* would disagree with you. :)

I read where he suggested that the only thing that kept his company so
successful was worrying. He said that he is constantly fearful of advances
in other companies, and it pushes him to continuously strive to better his
own products at a faster rate than his competition.
With HP/Compaq as one of his competitors he obviously didn't have to worry.

After the merger, HP/Compaq declared they were #1 in PC sales. Well,
that didn't last long thanks to several boneheaded self-destructive
internal moves by HP/Compaq.

With Fiorina having been given the boot, Dell might want to keep an eye
on HP once again... who knows what will rise up out of the ashes.
 
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Beverly

No, there are no customary job offers.

And generally after an offer is extended a company doesn't want to wait
weeks for a response. You are not the only candidate on the list.

The company has a problem they need solved and, if you receive an offer,
has decided YOU are the solution to that problem. Excessive dithering on
your part may find you without an offer to consider as they have decided
to move on to the next candidate on the list.
Hesitation can be enough to make them reconsider... I'm not talking
about negotiation; rather, the hesistation that tells the employer
that you were unprepared to take the offer because:

a) You have not researched the company well enough to know you wish to
work there. This, even AFTER the interview and the position has been
clearly spelled out giving you time to think about it.
b) You do not really know that you are interested in this type of
accounting (and may find out in a few weeks that it's not your "cup of
tea").
c) You have no clear idea as to what is acceptable to you in terms of
pay (and yes, an hour's commute might raise one's personal pay
requirement).

For what it is worth, I've never known of anyone who received an offer
letter without already knowing they have the job. It's more of a
technicality for human resources than the method by which a job is
offered. Generally, it is a "done deal" before the manpower is
expended to type the offer letter.
Sitting back deciding on one of several offers is the ideal world, but
that rarely exists in my experience.
I get the general feeling that he is basing his beliefs on "textbook
normal."
 
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Duane Bozarth

dexter said:
Michael Dell* would disagree with you. :)

I read where he suggested that the only thing that kept his company so
successful was worrying. ...
I contend that is wholly different class of worrying...not actually
worrying, in fact, but cognizant awareness.
 
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Beverly

...

Oh, I enjoyed the heck out of my career...designed/licensed/started-up
nuclear-powered generating plants, made products for industry, wrote
software for robotics, ... :) What a BLAST!!! One thing I never did
was to sit around worrying over trivia regarding work or working
conditions.

Then came back to the farm after father passed away and am enjoying that
as well!

And, yes, I (won't speak for the lady :) ) am "older than dirt" by your
definition--and proud of every minute of it... :)
I'm not even old enough to be his mother, but have a significant
number of years on him. :) I am also a very happily employed
accountant, but then, I knew what I wanted (and what I didn't) when I
was interviewing. I took my dream job at a lower beginning salary
than I would have liked because I knew it was a perfect fit; however,
once I proven myself, my salary quickly came in line with what I had
hoped to make and has since exceeded my expectations.
 
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I just got a call from the regional CPA firm that did a phone interview with
me. They want to see me in person. I am setting the interview up for Friday.
The job is about 45 miles away.

I had an interview today to be an internal auditor overseeing 3 health care
facilities. He is getting back to me Friday or Monday.

I also have an interview Monday for a Staff Accountant position locally. No
room for advancement but it is local, for a small company of about 50
people.

Also, another medical center just called me in response to another staff
accountant job. This one is an hour away. I'm supposed to call back
tomorrow, to set up an interview.

Now I'm even more nervous because after a dry spell, the "opportunities" are
coming in. Hopefully when I get offered a job they send me an offer package
and give me a week or two to decide. It's customary to do that, right?

Getting closer, but still shaking in my boots....

Classic
They all sound really tempting. It surely is nice to keep em all.
Hopefully you choose the one that fits you and whenever your happy.
If not, you might end up finding another one. Also make sure the company is stable

Jan
 

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