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    might get lucky....

    Today, I've got a second interview for an Accounting Internship. I hope it goes well b/c it is only 10miles from my home(great commuting distance). Funny thing about it..... I quit my corporate job last July to go back to school to get another degree.... and now I've got this interview with a company located about 200yds away from previous employer.

    To give you an idea of the distance/time of the commute: 10 miles.... takes 30-45minutes in car depending on traffic. takes 1hr at most on bike(I know b/c I pass right by there on my commute home from school)

    While I've been looking for Jobs/internships... I've kept a high priority on distance from my home. I know it's not really a high priority like paying bills and such... but, it's in the back of my mind. so, anyways.... I hope it goes well.

    just thought I'd share....


    wish me luck,
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    good luck man.

    i hope that your new job is at least somewhat as nice as your ride there!
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    Sounds like a great opportunity; best of luck to you.
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    You have a great attitude. Good luck!!!
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    thanks guys... have to start getting ready now.
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    I opened this thread hoping to read about a hot date you were going on tonight. Although I'm disappointed, good luck with your new prospective employer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulfheir
    I opened this thread hoping to read about a hot date you were going on tonight.

    If there were no guilt or morals involved with marriage, I would be.

    well, the interview went well... it was alittle different than i'm used to... in a positive way of course. as a matter of fact, I'm supposed to email them my bottom line monday and we go from there. I've got a positive feelin' about it.... just have to crunch the numbers and submit. I tried passing the buck by saying "I require a salary that is fair given my educational background and skillset" after he laughed, he wanted an actual number. I thought.. dang, call me johnny "spot". anyways.... he came up with the email idea.

    thanks again for the encouragement!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels4
    If there were no guilt or morals involved with marriage, I would be.

    well, the interview went well... it was alittle different than i'm used to... in a positive way of course. as a matter of fact, I'm supposed to email them my bottom line monday and we go from there. I've got a positive feelin' about it.... just have to crunch the numbers and submit. I tried passing the buck by saying "I require a salary that is fair given my educational background and skillset" after he laughed, he wanted an actual number. I thought.. dang, call me johnny "spot". anyways.... he came up with the email idea.

    thanks again for the encouragement!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aadhils
    Tell him you won't accept anything less than 50k/year...

    i wish internships were paying that much...
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    Internships really do not pay that much as least n the tech fields I know of. This interviewer does not sound like the final decider. Interviewers insist on a number when 1: they have more applicants than they need and just need to eliminate some. Too high or too low and you are out, voted off the job. 2: they know exactly who they want to hire and need a way to eliminate everyone else. I see that you also know whoever gives a number first in a hiring situation, loses. Start looking somewhere else. Sorry, I hope I am wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ken cummings
    Internships really do not pay that much as least n the tech fields I know of. This interviewer does not sound like the final decider. Interviewers insist on a number when 1: they have more applicants than they need and just need to eliminate some. Too high or too low and you are out, voted off the job. 2: they know exactly who they want to hire and need a way to eliminate everyone else. I see that you also know whoever gives a number first in a hiring situation, loses. Start looking somewhere else. Sorry, I hope I am wrong.
    I got the impression that they really wanted me... when I first went in, he was alittle on the uptight side... and after about 15min's we all started to laugh alittle and let down some guards. It was a very comfortable atmosphere.

    I tried to make it about what the company needed and wanted and how I could fulfill those... but, there towards the end, he made it about what I wanted and needed. That led me to believe that they really wanted me... I guess I could chalk it up to experience and look for another... given that I don't get this one. I did do my research reguarding the pay... so, I'll propose something fair. Hopefully, they'll take it.

    If I get this position... It will more than likely lead to a full time accountant position(given that I prove myself), which is what I want.

    anyways... thanks for the insight Ken, I appreciate it.
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    well... I'm happy to announce that I got the internship!!! this is an excellent opportunity and I'm grateful for being given the chance...

    I sent the magic email this morning containing my proposal of wages and hours(surprised b/c I went alittle high with the wages part)... and they just called to agree and invite me aboard.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels4
    well... I'm happy to announce that I got the internship!!! this is an excellent opportunity and I'm grateful for being given the chance...

    I sent the magic email this morning containing my proposal of wages and hours(surprised b/c I went alittle high with the wages part)... and they just called to agree and invite me aboard.


    thanks for listening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian
    Damn! That means you could've gone higher! Oh well, Congratulations anyways! So what new bike thing are you going to buy to celebrate?
    well, I just got a road bike for christmas... and I just built my commuter. so... not sure, maybe alittle something for the wife relating to cycling.
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