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August 28th, 2006


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03:46 pm - I Want YOU to Buy More Ribbons
On Saturday, I moved into my own apartment. That, in and of itself, is enough upheaval and excitement for one week.

Today, I have, finally, been made an offer to be a full-time employee as Medical Writer, Drug Safety. I've been assured this would happen for the past two months, but it's nice to see it in writing. This company has never had its own in-house medical writer. My work is revolutionary! As an employee, I would make a little bit more than I've been making as an intern, and I would get all kinds of crazy benefits like the mystifying stock options and the surreptitious free counseling. Unfortunately, however, because I would be transferring departments, I would have to move to the other side of the building, away from all my favorite co-workers. It makes me very sad. You have no idea. Yes, it's a thirty-second walk at most, but that's not the point. This is a pretty sweet location, dammit. I guess it's just as well I never got around to decorating this place.

I have until the end of the week to accept the offer. It's a tough decision, though. I mean, do I really want health insurance and vacation days?
Current Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
Current Music: The Offspring - Why Don't You Get a Job? [in my head]

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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 28th, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Ooh! My parents have been wanting me to get married lately!
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From:magnolia888
Date:August 28th, 2006 10:50 pm (UTC)
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Vacations are fun. I say go for it! :)
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From:barilosopher
Date:August 28th, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations. That's great news.
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From:cindywrites
Date:August 28th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
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Accept the job immediately, or I write a long, informative letter to your mother.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 28th, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
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They're going to want me to negotiate for a higher salary. You just watch. And I will be all IT'S MY FIRST REAL JOB AND I BARELY HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE AND NO GODDAMN RIGHT TO DO SUCH A THING and they will be all, "Whatever, you are a failure as a person."
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From:cucumbersarnies
Date:August 28th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
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You should work out a complicated cost/benefit anaylsis, maybe write a pros and cons list...... and then go with what your heart tells, Sunil. It will lead you true. *nods head*
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From:eirefaerie
Date:August 28th, 2006 10:58 pm (UTC)
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NEGOTIATE FOR A BETTER SALARY.

Also, YAY!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 28th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
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What, are you my mom??
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From:aprilbegins
Date:August 28th, 2006 11:07 pm (UTC)
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Dude, it's awesome that you're making more full-time than you were before. I make 8 dollars less an hour than I did freelancing. Bah. But I still wouldn't sacrifice the tiny bit of security I have to freelance again.
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From:aprilbegins
Date:August 28th, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
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PS and now that I've read my self-absorbed comment (twice, because I'm self-absorbed), I have to add, congratulations!!
From:hobviously
Date:August 28th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
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Health insurance is for the weak!

And people who aren't me.

Don't you wish you were ME, Cow? Don't answer that, I wouldn't want you to get embarrased.
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From:raelee
Date:August 28th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
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Getting paid to take days off is not cool. I can't believe you're even considering accepting this offer.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 29th, 2006 12:53 am (UTC)
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It seems against the natural order of the universe!
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From:alannaofdoom
Date:August 28th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
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Woo!

When I am filthy rich, I am going to have my own in-house medical writer. Because people will need to know about the health benefits of being Alanna. The FDA will not be defied, man.
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From:soundingsea
Date:August 28th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Congrats, Sunil. Full-time work! Benefits! These things are useful.
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From:amarettolime25
Date:August 29th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)
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Health insurance and vacation days? Pfft. Who cares about that when you've got an ATTIC.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 29th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
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A Jedi craves not these things!
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From:gymble
Date:August 29th, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)
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Congrats. Do you have things like internet yet? You know, the basics.

Benefits are nice. Raises are nicer.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 29th, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)
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I'm going to have a bitch of a time getting Internet because my cable modem is coming in the mail tomorrow, supposedly, but UPS can't get past the gate, so you have to be there to pick up your shit.
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From:iheartbridges
Date:August 29th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC)
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I'm psyched for you about the apartment.

And I'd say health insurance and vacation days are pretty important.
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From:sterope
Date:August 29th, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
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Vacation days are the greatest.
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From:spadada
Date:August 29th, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
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Congrats, bud! You deserve it!
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From:jeeperstseepers
Date:August 29th, 2006 02:41 am (UTC)
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Congratulations, Mr. So-not-a-failure! Yay!

You so need to throw a wild, crazy party in your new crib so that I can be sad that I can't go and jealous of those who can.

Also, if I get knocked over the head and undergo a complete personality change and decide I want to live in California, now you'll have more pull at the company and can try to get me a job there!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 29th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
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You can sleep in my attic!
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From:zenkitty_714
Date:August 29th, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
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Excellent news! Wait until you've proven yourself indispensible, then negotiate for more money.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 29th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I totally don't feel justified in asking for more money giving the amount of, um, not working I've been doing for the past month. I'm happy not to be fired!
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From:faithx5
Date:August 29th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
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I never thought benefits and vacation days would be a thing I cared about, until I got them, and they were pretty darn cool. So yay for you!

And I live in a gated complex now, too...it's sort of weird. When the cable guy came to fix my cable, he was like, "I'm at the gate," so I went to the gate, and he wasn't there. It took me like, an entire MINUTE to realize that there were two gates. *facepalm*
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 29th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
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My cable guy, for some reason, had no cell phone and therefore did not call me when he was at the gate. So he just broke in with a screwdriver. I FEEL SAFE.
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From:glasseseater
Date:August 29th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
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Is your appendix still inside your body? If so, I require you to have health insurance.
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From:beathen
Date:August 29th, 2006 04:25 am (UTC)
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OMG, go for the vacation and health benefits. I love being self-employed since I can set my own hours, but any time off is NOT paid and I have to pay full price when I go to the doctor. Not that I go to the doctor's office all that often, but you don't realize how expensive it is until you don't have a health plan to cover you.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

*hugs*
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From:toughcookie42
Date:August 29th, 2006 04:41 am (UTC)
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I have until the end of the week to accept the offer. It's a tough decision, though. I mean, do I really want health insurance and vacation days?

Shut the fuck up. If you somehow decide to accept the offer, congratulations! And decorate your new place(s)!
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From:spectralbovine
Date:August 29th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
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I'm surprised at the number of people who appear to be taking my indecision seriously.
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From:towers_of_ivory
Date:August 29th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
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Congratulations, cutiepie.
Vacation days! You know, Australia is a fine destination any time of the year...
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