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Ah, Corporate Love…

February 19th, 2008 · Posted by Hugo · 6 Comments

I’ve fallen in love. Starstruck. With a particular company that is. I’ll do the job-negotiation thing when I’m back from my Easter holiday, and when I’m more level-headed. Negotiations would be rather one-sided if I’m all “moonlight-and-roses” over the company when I apply. ;)

If the courtship proves successful, it will be followed by good hard work, in the tech/software industry. At forty hours per week. (Hmm, unless I negotiate a four-day work-week, doesn’t that sound tempting? Hehe, student memes still rule my mind.) It looks like a good place for me to try to make my contribution.

Amateur science and amateur theology will be granted some of my free time. I’ve gained some knowledge and experience while procrastinating on my thesis, knowledge I still want to share and develop further, at least this year anyway. Maybe I’ll loose interest before year’s end. In the meantime, I’ll keep the melodrama in check by maintaining a little more distance. (A full-time job will also ground me better than somewhat frustrating contract work.)

A couple of potentially controversial posts are coming up this week, I will do my utmost to maintain a neutral or journalistic tone. I still reserve the right to editorialise though. The pot needs a good stir every so often.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 PienkZuit // Feb 19, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Wie, wie? Uit daarmee!

  • 2 Hugo // Feb 20, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Hehe… Watter ander plekke kan jy vir my aanbeveel? Ek moet seker maar bietjie “kompetisie” ook ondersoek. As daar enige “kompetisie” in die omgewing is, vir my niche. (Hmm, wat is ek? ‘n Sagteware ingenieur met ‘n DSP agtergrond…?)

  • 3 PienkZuit // Feb 20, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Moeilik om te sê, hang af wat jy soek. Beste werksomstandighede waar ek nog gewerk het (lees : hulle laat jou voel soos die belangrikste asset van die company.) was in Engeland. SA companies het nog nie heeltemal besef as jy regtig goed vir jou employees sorg, dan gee hulle meer terug nie (ok, ek veralgemeen, dis nie waar vir almal nie, maar in elk geval weet ek van niemand hier rond wat is soos Google met free lunch, persoonlike projekte op Vrydae en so aan nie). Management is nog geneig om te dink “maar wat as hulle dit uitbyt?”

    Shop maar rond, kyk wat is beskikbaar op CareerJunction en so aan. EMSS in tegnopark is glo ‘n lekker plek om te werk, en hulle is redelik sagteware georiënteerd. Ek het nog altyd gedink EDH sal cool wees om voor te werk, maar net omdat hulle sport radar bou (ek sal enige dag die gholf simulator toets vir my werk :) ) Hier waar ek werk is interessant (embedded linux stuff), maar dis klein en geen openinge op die oomblik nie (sover ek weet). Mixit het laas jaar nog mense gesoek, maar ek ken niemand wat daar werk nie. En dis alles net in Stellenbosch. In die Kaap is daar nog baie ander plekke.

    Hang ook maar af waar daar werk is, timing is alles met werk soek. Praat met sagteware ingenieurs in die area, en hoor hoe die atmosfeer en so aan by hulle werk is, en of daar werk is. Life’s too short to have a crappy job!

  • 4 Contemplating the Entertainment Industry // Apr 2, 2008 at 8:28 am

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  • 5 Bad Ben // Aug 29, 2009 at 3:31 am

    HEy Wow~

    EDH is my oom se firma. MAar anyways. Lyk my google het toe maar gewen!

  • 6 Hugo // Aug 29, 2009 at 4:09 am

    A personal post this one, I wonder if I should extract and remove them from thinktoomuch.net… though maybe the mixing in of some personal stuff gives this blog a tiny little bit more character. Hmmm…

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