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November 16, 2010 8:12:57.746

I've landed a new gig, which is good news. The slightly less good news is that it involves travel to a remote location (Dallas). There's an upside to that though; my sister, who I don't see very often, lives in that area. Also, I've been told that over time, I'll be able to do at least some of the work remotely. Given the state of my wife's knees (and the fact that my daughter will be heading to college next year), that will be important.

There are some funny aspects to the whole process of getting hired now. The last time I went through the whole interview/onboarding process was in 1993, when ParcPlace hired me. I came into Cincom via the acquisition of VisualWorks, so that process was pretty simple. Back in 1993, I recall there being very little paperworks. Sure, there was some, but it was pretty basic. Now? I'm not sure how many forms I've had to fill out, but it's a lot, and most of them seem to ask for variations on the same information. At least it's easier to get electronic copies of that stuff sent now; if it all had to go snail mail there's no telling how long the process might take :)

posted by James Robertson


Re: Paperwork

[anonymous] November 16, 2010 8:42:28.506


Glad to hear you have found a new job. In you new position, will you be using Smalltalk?

Re: Paperwork

[Tom Sattler] November 16, 2010 8:51:18.126

So you'll be flying out on Monday and flying back on Friday? Have you decided whether you're going to choose the blast of radiation, or the sexual molestation at the security checkpoint?

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