RE: Your Start Date Ever Changed?

Subject: RE: Your Start Date Ever Changed?
From: "Dori Green" <dgreen -at- associatedbrands -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006 08:26:59 -0500

My start date was delayed at _my_ request when I found out that I would lose
the monthly bonus at my old job (several hundred dollars) if I did not
finish out the whole month. The new employer was glad to accommodate since
it put the start date into the second quarter and made their accounting a
little neater. With a three-week lead they still didn't have a desk
prepared for me, I had to bring my own computer and buy my own lab coat.
Not a pro-active bunch (they've hired me to create the culture change, after

I strongly suspect that any start date near the end of the fourth quarter is
going to be moved into the first quarter of the next year at every
opportunity, for the same reasons.

My conversion from "contract" to "permanent" was also more than a month
late. Nothing more serious or more personal than more penny-pinching, and
action was taken when I kicked and screamed and fussed enough to embarrass

Sigh. These culture change gigs are so predictable.

Dori Green


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