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Employment! [Oct. 10th, 2003|01:50 pm]
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Good news at last: I officially have a job!

As of this afternoon, I am an employee at Altera, a semiconductor and design tools corporation. I am being hired as a "Senior Design Engineer" to work on automated simulation and language synthesis tools. (Really. I didn't make that up. I would explain it all but people usually fall asleep.)

It looks like it'll be a good job. Interesting work (to me) and in line with my expertise. Pretty nice salary, too. The campus is absolutely beautiful, resembling parkland more than industrial complex. The only downside is that my commute will probably be about 65 minutes each way; I'll try to reduce that by travelling slightly off-hours and see how it goes.

In summary: YAY! :>

[User Picture]From: happyjenn97
2003-10-10 01:59 pm (UTC)
Yay!!!!! Congrats!
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[User Picture]From: traveller_blues
2003-10-10 01:59 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! Congrats!
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[User Picture]From: spikedpunch
2003-10-10 02:16 pm (UTC)
You get to play with the big fancy toys!
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[User Picture]From: diadexxus
2003-10-10 02:17 pm (UTC)
Kick ass!! Yay! friends are slowly getting jobs!

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[User Picture]From: furtech
2003-10-10 02:19 pm (UTC)


Great to hear that!!! Sounds like a terrific situation on a nice campus! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!

...or as you simply put it: Yay!
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[User Picture]From: twopiearr
2003-10-10 02:26 pm (UTC)

let there be much rejoicing and consumption of party things!
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[User Picture]From: tugrik
2003-10-10 02:33 pm (UTC)
Most Outstanding. :)
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[User Picture]From: shockwave77598
2003-10-10 02:34 pm (UTC)
Yay!! Congratulations!!

(and I use some of your parts, btw :)
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[User Picture]From: yippee
2003-10-10 02:42 pm (UTC)

I'd actually heard of them. Back at Canopus we would worry when a customer would call with an "AlteraFlex" error. Basically they tried to install the wrong drivers for a similarly named product, and we'd have to stay on the phone to walk them through a manual uninstall/reinstall. But who could blame them. Can you tell these two apart?
DVRex RT Professional.
"I'm a professional, so I must have the RT Professional." (later) "Hello, Support? What's an 'AlteraFlex' error mean?"

So where IS this beautiful campus of theirs?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2003-10-11 07:27 pm (UTC)
It's in north San Jose near Montague and First.
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[User Picture]From: wabbitcalif
2003-10-10 02:54 pm (UTC)

Oh YEAH, Baby!

WooHoo! Rat's got a job!! You GO, Nick!

(Btw, ever watch "Gary The Rat?"
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From: hukka
2003-10-10 02:56 pm (UTC)
Sweet! Congratulations! :)
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[User Picture]From: annamaryse
2003-10-10 03:31 pm (UTC)
such truly really very good news... I have heard of Altera also... a real job at last, that is so very excellent.... my very best regards to you
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[User Picture]From: branded93
2003-10-10 03:38 pm (UTC)
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *HAPPY DANCE OF GLEE*

that is so awesome!!!! where is the campus? i'd swear that's somewhere over by me...

that is just sooo awesome!!! :-)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2003-10-11 07:24 pm (UTC)
It's right here in San Jose. It's probably close enough to where you work that we could get together for lunch sometime, eh?
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[User Picture]From: branded93
2003-10-13 07:24 am (UTC)
yes indeed!!!!! :-) which is very cool! woohoo!!!
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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2003-10-10 04:12 pm (UTC)
Gets up and dances around the fishy computer room.
Great news Rat-in-law! Soon you will also be a best selling author and all will be splendid!
Now, once I either win the lottery or finish my novel we'll get you guys and your folks to come up for the holidays and go play in the snow.
I could do a duck again or maybe venison or...
wanders off dreaming about a fantasy Christmas with all the trimmings
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[User Picture]From: musecalliopeia
2003-10-10 04:59 pm (UTC)
Many many MANY congratulations!!!
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[User Picture]From: crocodile
2003-10-10 05:48 pm (UTC)
See? Merely a few days after Arnie's in office, and ALREADY he's dramatically improving the job market!

(do I even need to say it?) :)
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2003-10-10 05:58 pm (UTC)

CongRATS! :-p

*snugs* Funding is good, glad to hear you found something :-)
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[User Picture]From: aeto
2003-10-10 07:29 pm (UTC)
Woo! Congrads... Sometimes, kind of makes me wish I'd stayed in the bay... :>

OK, so the 65 minute commute doesn't. Heh...

Good luck, though.
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From: ex_purpleca
2003-10-10 07:35 pm (UTC)
Woohoo! Congrats!
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[User Picture]From: chipuni
2003-10-10 09:09 pm (UTC)


Good going! I'm glad for you!
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From: mirkowuff
2003-10-10 09:45 pm (UTC)
Huzzah for employment!
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[User Picture]From: agentmiss
2003-10-10 11:02 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: foofers
2003-10-10 11:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Or, as a former co-worker of mine used to say with his Tibetan accent, "You are the mackdaddy! Right?"
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[User Picture]From: losttraveler
2003-10-11 11:05 am (UTC)
Congratulations. I'm super happy for ya.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2003-10-11 07:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you all for your kind congratulations! The encouragementment and support from you, my friends, has been very helpful while I've been dealing with unemployment. Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: chairoraccoon
2003-10-12 08:06 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, this is good news :) Well, cept for the commute, but heck.
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