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March 29th, 2005

I give good phone

Phone interview went off today pretty much without a hitch. Good
conversation both about the technical side and the whole philosophy of
engineering, as well as sharing some common woes about home remodeling
and leaky roofs. I definitely made it past the first stage, and will be
getting to the next more technical layer probably in the next couple of
days, depending on the schedules of the other folks at that company.

It does seem like a good fit. One of the things that we were talking
about is that I like working on R&D projects more than manufacturing
engineering, and that is where a lot of my strengths lie; as it turns
out, Bose/Enduratech holds themselves to be a research & development
oriented company and drive the markets rather than following. It was a
good synergy.

Everything fit well, with the exception of a couple of things. For me,
the nonlinear math is something I'm rusty on. I remember concepts but I
haven't looked at formulas for about 15 years. For them, it's a concern
that because I've been a contractor for so long that I'd jump ship if an
opportunity arose. It's a valid concern, but I tried to do my best to
appease by bringing up the fact that I have not bailed on a contract
even though some of the places were not enjoyable working conditions,
and that the work is the same whether it's contract or permanent work.
Also that I have no problem communicating when there are issues that
might make me want to leave.

It was a good interview. I had answers for his questions, and good
answers. And I had questions, for which he had answers, and they were
good answers too.

We shall see how this goes, but it was perhaps the most promising thing
jobwise that I've heard in a while.
Your name:

Where did we meet:

Take a stab at my middle name:

Do I believe in God:

How long have you known me:

Do I smoke:

What was your first impression of me upon meeting:

Color of my eyes:

Do I have any siblings:

What's one of my favorite things to do:

Do you remember one of the first things I said to you:

What's my favorite type of music:

What is the best feature about me:

Am I shy or outgoing:

Am I a rebel or do I follow the rules:

What's your favorite memory of me:

Any special talents:

Would you consider me a friend:

If there was one good nickname for me, what would it be:

If you and I were stranded on a desert island, what one thing would I bring?

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