Well, la-di-dah, guess who's gainfully employed? Guess who got asked if she can start as soon as Monday? Guess whose husband said, "Oh, that's great news! I was just thinking, Well, I guess I can start hooking."? Phew! Just in the nick of time.
The company seems delightfully together and decent, and the people I've met with do as well; most of them are not from Los Angeles, so that explains that. Now here's the part that's like the good advice that you just didn't take (and who would've thought? It figures!). It's for a company out of this great nation's Midwest; however... however, it's on the campus of the Big Japanese Car Company. Womp, womp, womp, WOOOOOOMP!
Some time ago I would have found this embarrassing. However at this point, not much embarrasses me. In fact I called an old superior at the BJCC, one who'd said I could buy him lunch if I got the job (thanks..?), and let him know they offered me the job on the spot.
"My God!" he said. "What were you wearing?"
"I'm not telling," I said, "But it was obviously intriguing."
A salary! Imagine that.