I thought to myself: why is there so little actionable advice out there about negotiation? I suspect it’s because deep down, many people believe that negotiation is inexplicable, that it’s something some people can do and others can’t, and that there’s no real way to break it down so anyone can learn it.
For the past week I’ve been employed as a Perl web application developer at chaffee::interactive. It’s been an interesting week. I’m now starting to get the hang of the development environment. A lot of the code is older, so I’ve been spending most of my time updating the code. It’s a great job, and I love the fact that I telecommute to work. It’s especially nice when I wake up in the morning and see a foot of snow.
After selling my business at the beginning of June, and getting married at the end of June, I am now looking for full-time work in the Simcoe and surrounding area. During the past few months I’ve done some consulting work for various companies, but unless a bunch of large consulting jobs materialize, I would much rather work for a stable company looking for a highly skilled IT professional. My job search in the Simcoe area has been a bit frustrating, but I am hopeful that something will come along soon.