Wednesday, 30 January 2008

No NuSoft Solutions For You!

For the last week, I've been listening to Al Green and attempting to grok the ASP.NET MVC Framework in fullness. I have not been looking for a job. You see, on Monday of last week I had a three hour dinner with a hiring manager which ended with us agreeing to work together.

Because I have been around the block before, I did not crow from on high that I had found a job. Nothing is real until it is written up and signed by all parties. I know this, but NuSoft Solutions had been very forthcoming with me, to date. Prior to our dinner, this hiring manager had met with his superiors to confirm that my travel needs were acceptable. He called me to confirm that we were all on the same page regarding travel before scheduling our dinner meeting.

This morning, eight days after our meeting, I received word from my HR contact that I would not be hired. When I asked the reason, I was told that my travel costs would be too much. I find this scenario totally unprofessional, disrespectful to me and my family, and thoroughly unacceptable.

I am disappointed this morning, not just because I'm unemployed, but because this opportunity was such a good fit for me. I want, most of all, for my next position to be a good opportunity for my employer as well as for me. I know that I would have made very positive contributions to this organization, while working on a personally satisfying variety of solutions and technologies.

I will not slander NuSoft Solutions, but if any of my contacts in the developer community ask me about the company I will relate my experience and have them draw their own conclusions.

With all that said, I am still looking for a challenging and fulfilling new opportunity. Please have a look at my resume and contact me if you know of any appropriate opportunities. Finally, if you are reading this because you are considering me as a job candidate, please perform thorough due diligence before offering me a position.



Wednesday, 30 January 2008 11:39:26 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
alan, sorry to hear about that. have you contacted the hiring manager you had dinner with?
Wednesday, 30 January 2008 11:50:15 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
@Michael I left him a message yesterday evening, and haven't heard back. I probably need to cool down and follow up on some other leads rather than beating this deceased equine.
Wednesday, 06 February 2008 20:58:55 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
You are smart, sharp, and skilled. Best of luck, and you will land the right spot. If I can help in any way let me know.

Ross Young
Thursday, 28 February 2008 10:14:24 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
It is disturbing how often stuff like this happens. I had a friend who was offered a job and then the company turned around and told him that the salary he had accepted for the position was actually almost 10,000 dollars less! I think they do stuff like that just to see how desperate you are. Well, good luck with your job hunt, I'm sure you'll find something soon.
Monday, 10 March 2008 16:53:38 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Uses grok in everyday,real life sentences=cool. :-)
Wednesday, 12 March 2008 08:57:52 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)

Alan, based on all your contributions, generosity, and innovation to IT and geekdom -- and from the contact I had with you in Atlanta last year -- I would certainly say that NuSoft made a HUGE mistake.

It won't be long before someone else sees the light, I'm sure.

By the way, what expense set you over the top? Was it the demand for separating the yellow and red skittles?
Wednesday, 19 March 2008 23:37:50 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Food for thought....

May be a blessing in disguise.
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