Friday, June 27, 2008

The 61st District Court called me today...

I work in a semi-secure building. You have to wear your employee badge whenever you are inside the building. In order to gain access to the building, you have to swipe your ID badge over a magnetic sensor, which unlocks the door and lets you inside. The walls are pretty thick, too, so my cell coverage is not that great, so I normally leave my cell on my desk (plus I think it rather unprofessional to have my phone in my pocket and ring when I am in a meeting). So, I normally leave my cell phone on my desk during the day.

Well, this afternoon, I just returned to my desk following a production meeting and my cell phone rang. It is perhaps the third time my phone rang since I started working for GE in April. I looked at the number and I did not recognize it. I answered the phone and here is how the conversation went:

Me: Hello, this is Paul.
Caller: Hello Paul. This is Judge X from the 61st District Court.
Me: Hello, your Honor.
Caller: Paul, I am calling to see if your are enjoying your job with GE. We are going to re-open the search for our Court Administrator and I was wondering if you might be interested. After you withdrew, we had two finalists, but neither one was a good personality fit.
Me: Judge, I am flattered by your call, but I am quite happy with my position with General Electric.
Caller: I thought that would be the case, Paul, but I had to call you just to see if you would still be interested in the Administrator position. Thanks for taking my call and I want to wish you the best in your new job.

Yep. Never a dull moment here in the Enchanted Mitten!


Lisa and Gary... said...

Really. I'm surprised the White House hasn't called. Just to see if you're available. :-)


Paul's Blog said...

Well, if W did call me, and I told you, I might have to kill you...


OK, for the record, it was a little weird hearing from the judge yesterday. I think that he was hoping that I was not happy with GE!