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When life throws you a curve ball...

... step up to the plate and swing!

As most of you folks know, I work for $A_Major_Aerospace_Company.  Unfortunately, where I work the prospect of advancement is slim, unless either a) we're suddenly showered with contracts or b) I suffer a pre-frontal lobotomy and go into management.  The third option is to leave the site if an opening elsewhere comes available.

Well, option three may be developing.  A few months back I applied for some openings that were coming out, openings that would provide both a chance to move up in the company (along with an increase in pay) as well as move to somewhere different.  In this case, somewhere different is Europe.  Today I get notified that I've made it through the pre-screening and they want to interview.  FRIDAY.  Via phone.  Apparently they're wanting to get folks hired and in place quickly since the news was announced that a program was given the green light, so...

I'm going to give it my best shot.  I know mshollie will likely be both excited (trips to Europe!  Whee!) and sad (he's 8 hours ahead of me!)  but it's one of those chance of a lifetimes that you don't get many of.  So... let's hope for the best.

Besides, there's also the money... *gryn*



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mshollie
Jan. 28th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
This means I'll have to learn how to speak Hungarian. I think infrogmation has some tapes from when he went over there. I'll ask him.

Being a language geek as I am, I'll probably pick up enough to survive over there, but my conversation skills will need work. I don't know of anyone here I can practice with.

At least I'll be able to use my passport for something besides ID. And this time I'd better not leave it at the gate!
infrogmation
Jan. 28th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
I picked up a limited traveler's working vocabulary in several languages for my 1993 trip around Europe, but never made much progress with Hungarian. Non-Indo-European language. German is (or was in '93) the most widely spoken second language; I was able to get by on basic German. Hungary is an interesting place with lots to offer; I'm sure the exchange rate is no longer providing such amazing bargins as it was when I was there.





doodlesthegreat
Jan. 29th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
Best of luck to you! Now you'd be able to do Eurofurence!
thealmondtree
Jan. 29th, 2009 01:52 am (UTC)
Good luck.
aeb
Jan. 29th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
Best of luck! {cross fingers hopefully, SMILE}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin
nekomavin
Jan. 29th, 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
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