Wednesday, May 7, 2008

And the job offers just keep rolling on in...

I am well into my second week of work at GE. Each day, I am learning more about the duties and responsibilities of my position as Technical Manager. This afternoon, I was in a teleconference with another division of GE Aviation and a major U.S. aircraft manufacturer. Whenever I am in a meeting or a teleconference, I leave my cell phone at my desk. Today's teleconference was no different. I left my cell phone in the top drawer in my desk and went to a conference room for my 1:30PM teleconference. I got back to my desk a little before 2:30PM and there was a voice mail on my cell phone. This was the message:

"Hello. This is Renee from the U.S. Department of State. This message is for Paul Kra-tack-o-will. I am calling in reference to your application for the position of Director of the National Passport Information Center. I am pleased to inform you that you have been selected for the position. If you are still interested in this position, please call me at ..."

As soon as I received and accepted the job offer from GE, I sent a letter via "snail mail" to the State Department person who interviewed me, and I sent her an e-mail with a scanned copy of my letter, informing her that I was withdrawing my name from further consideration for this position. I will call her in the morning and let her know that I have taken a position here in Grand Rapids.

3 comments:

Lisa and Gary... said...

Amazing. I'm surprised they didn't call inquiring as to why you weren't at work. :-)

L.

Paul's Blog said...

If they had said to me, "Paul, you have been missing a lot of work," I would have replied, "Well, Renee, I would not say that I am missing it."

John said...

Time for a Deb update !!