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Good-Bye, Good Luck

September 7th, 2007 (01:43 pm)
sad

current mood: sad



Leading up to the burn, Lucky Dave had a series of successful job interviews with DHAP, a software development company. Their main office is in San Francisco, and they also have a satellite office here in Los Angeles in El Segundo. He was interviewing with the intentions of being placed in the office here in LA. The job is a wonderful opportunity for him.

Upon returning from the playa, Dave has been offered a position with the office in San Francisco. They will be sending him a written offer today that he intends on accepting. The position offers a spectacular salary, 3 weeks vacation, and all the usual benefits. He will be starting in 2-3 weeks.

I am both excited for him and sad that he will be leaving. I do not regret being supportive and encouraging throughout this process. I have known for quite some time that he is worth so much more than his current company acknowledges. I am thrilled for him that he will be going somewhere that he will be treated fairly and paid well.

The time LD and I have spent together has been priceless. I’ll never regret a thing and I wish him all the success in the world.

Comments

Posted by: You must be joking. (argentla)
Posted at: September 7th, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)

Wow...talk about mixed blessings. I hope it works out well for him, though.

Posted by: Jonathan (lifeofreilly)
Posted at: September 7th, 2007 09:09 pm (UTC)
...

*sniff*

See you tonight

Posted by: The evil man from Sunland (eain)
Posted at: September 7th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)

I am both happy and sad.

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Posted by: The evil man from Sunland (eain)
Posted at: September 7th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)

*HUG*

More of those tonight.

Posted by: Beth Ethridge (kitten1308)
Posted at: September 7th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)

I am so sad I could vomit. Apparently there are many things that are not as I had thought they were. But I guess it is better to know now than later.

I feel utterly betrayed.

Posted by: The evil man from Sunland (eain)
Posted at: September 7th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)

I'm so sorry, darlin. *HUG*

Posted by: puplet_loaf (puplet_loaf)
Posted at: September 7th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
hateful cat

What?!

Posted by: Beth Ethridge (kitten1308)
Posted at: September 7th, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)

Exactly.

Posted by: Sara (avice)
Posted at: September 7th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
CU

Why betrayed?

Posted by: Beth Ethridge (kitten1308)
Posted at: September 7th, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)

He withheld the information that there was a very good possibility he would receive an offer for the SF office. Apparently he found out before BM that a gal in the SF office left and opened up a position he is qualified to fill. He didn't mention it to me or give me any time to prepare for this scenario. As far as I knew, he was only interviewing for the office in Los Angeles.

More importantly, there must be a lot of things that aren't as I thought if he could so easily decide to move to SF without the first discussion of whether or not it is something we could do together. The whole thing happened to me yesterday in a way that was like, "I'm taking a job in San Francisco. I'm leaving in 2-3 weeks. We'll visit."

Never make someone your priority when they only make you their option.

Posted by: lilu_adc (lilu_adc)
Posted at: September 8th, 2007 12:11 am (UTC)

I am so sorry that gotta hurt. (hugs)

Posted by: The Honorary Mayor of Sexytown (shaftogigsville)
Posted at: September 8th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)

Ouch. That's a blow. I'm trying to think of some consolation, but right now I think the best thing I can say is "that sucks," and "I'm sorry."

Posted by: Lady Crimson Tide (clynne)
Posted at: September 7th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)

To quote Chris Knight, "I'm happy and sad for you."

Posted by: Beth Ethridge (kitten1308)
Posted at: September 7th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)

I have your Hello Kitty water bottle that you left on the Sandcrawler. I am holding it for ransom.

Posted by: Free (igordog)
Posted at: September 8th, 2007 08:39 am (UTC)

Did you ever see the hellokitty corset that Tiffany had made for connie-lynn?

Posted by: jovino (jovino)
Posted at: September 8th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)

Dude! You should totally come up here!

Oh, and there are some units available in this building -- if Dave is into warehouse living. If so, have him contact Chris & Delene at 510 534-4404 or 510 533-3919. As far as I know, there are three units open right now.

Posted by: Beth Ethridge (kitten1308)
Posted at: September 8th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)

I'll be sure to let LD know tomorrow. Thanks!

(Miss you guys!)

Posted by: red-headed stepchild in the house of love (djmermaid)
Posted at: September 8th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
sewwious goggles

ohhh, Bethy! I'm so sorry. Is there any way you can move up here too?

I loved hanging out with you on the playa - it'd be excellent to see more of you.

Posted by: A 'dangerous girl' (dangergirlv4)
Posted at: September 8th, 2007 08:03 am (UTC)

Well, I suppose I'm happy for him about his job thing. But I *really* hate when things like this are 'not what they seem.' That sucks and I'm very sorry to hear it- (such original sentiment, I know.) I hope it works out..

Posted by: Free (igordog)
Posted at: September 8th, 2007 08:41 am (UTC)

=/

Posted by: broncochick (broncochick)
Posted at: September 8th, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC)

Ouchies.

I'm sorry.

Is there any room to accomodate the change or the impending distance?

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