Friday, February 23, 2007

Flight attendants, cross-check and prepare for landing

It would appear that, barring a Big Fat Surprise, I will be offered a job on Monday or Tuesday. Needless to say, I'm pretty receptive to that idea. (I suppose that even though you say, "needless to say" you always say it anyway so "needless to say" is almost certainly redundant but I clearly never let that get in the way of using too many words.) In all likelihood the offer will be for a management position with a lot of room for growth. The benefits sound good, the product and the market sound good, an I'll likely be offered some stock.

So the company is Fort├ęBio and they are in Menlo Park, 6.5 miles from here! I had four and a half hours of interviews over two days, interviewed with the founder and the CEO, and I had a very encouraging talk with the hiring manager today who said, "I don't think there will be any surprises." in reference to the likelihood of an offer. She did say that some people thought I might be "too nice" to insist on things being done the right way if I knew better than they did. I told her I didn't have a problem telling people what to do. I suppose that I behaved too well in the interviews. Sheesh.

Note to self: Feel free to be assertive around this new crew.

Can someone please tell me what the hell the "cross-check" is.

9 comments:

dawn said...

OK. "Cross check" means checking the door opposite the one you are responsible for to make sure it is in the right mode (either armed--so an escape slide will inflate when the door is opened, or disarmed, so it won't). You've got it wrong though--it wouldn't happen when preparing for landing, only when you are on the ground, either just leaving or just arriving at the gate. "Flight attendants, prepare for arrival and cross check" would be correct. The ironic thing is, except internationally, you are quite often responsible for both doors, so you're actually cross checking yourself. Go figure. (Probably way more than you really wanted to know, but you DID ask!)

I'll keep my fingers crossed (and cross checked) for the job offer. =)

Bob Collier said...

Oh. I stand corrected.
I'm still getting a job though, one way or another.

grace said...

Yes, what Dawn said. :-)

I am so happy for you Bob! Good luck! How do you feel about your "vacation" coming to an end?

Anonymous said...

I was going to say you should ask Dawn about the cross checking business - but then I saw she cross checked your blog before I did.

Yippee Bob! I knew soneone would have the good sense to snap you up!
&:-)

Anonymous said...

That is "someone", not "soneone", which sounds like I have a Japanese accent.

I don't, do I?
&:-)

amy said...

YAHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
so you ca go to work, and now come home to and relax in house with a whole bunch more stuff done to it and not weighing on your mind.

I'm so glad to hear it bob

Troy said...

Go Bob! Go Bob! Delighted to hear your latest news!

Anonymous said...

"She did say that some people thought I might be "too nice" to insist on things being done the right way if I knew better than they did."

The thing is, you get people to do things the right way WHILE being nice about it. Truly a rare gift. Give 'em my number, I'll 'splain it to 'em.

Peggy

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