April 10, 2007

The Countdown Has Begun

Last week I submitted my letter of resignation to my manager at Universal. Sure, it seems a bit early, being that I've indicated my last day will be on July 11th, but I had given several managers the heads-up beforehand, and they requested that I give "official" notice as soon as possible as hiring a replacement is a huge, bureaucratic undertaking that sometimes takes months. And they promised me they wouldn't "let me go" any earlier than I wanted.

Last Friday someone from the moving company came down to my house to do a pre-move survey. That seems a bit early, too, no? Well, Erik and I are going to be road-tripping up to Seattle, and we wanted to make reservations at various lodging up the coast. In order to do this, we need to get our move dates finalized. In order to do that, the movers need to figure out how much stuff we have. Hence, the ridiculously-early pre-move survey. If all goes according to our master plan, the packers will show up at my house bright and early on Monday, July 16th.

I have before alluded to my obsessive nature about things in general, and this whole relocation business sure has given me a lot to obsess over! Currently, I'm dealing with selling off some of my unwanted (though semi-valuable) things. I've already unloaded my treadmill (thank you, co-worker Megan!) and have a taker for both an old (and rare) Weezer concert tee and my almost-obsolete MiniDisc player/recorder.

Also, the job search is weighing on my mind. We've been in touch with Erik's recruiters in trying to align me with opportunities in my profession up there, but nothing solid has come of this route yet - I mean, it's not really in their job description to appease the worried girlfriend of a recruit they've already contracted! But something may come of it yet - I haven't lost hope! In the meantime, I've taken their advice and have been scanning the Microsoft careers site for positions with their on-site post production department. Tonight I came across a new listing that looks promising, and I submitted my resume. It will be interesting to see if that leads to anything.

That's pretty much what's going on now. The previous urge to inspect apartment listings on an hourly-basis has subsided a great deal. I think I've schooled myself quite deeply in the current rental housing market in Seattle's Greater Eastside area, so I can lay all that to rest for a couple of months... Who am I kidding? By the end of this week I'll probably be scanning through Craigslist again!


posted by julie at April 10, 2007 08:24 PM


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