Well... to anyone following my job situation (see journal, "A tale of two cities") I will probably be moving to the Chicago area to take the chemical reactor operator job. Here is the update...
The production supervisor position at the steel mill in Canton Ohio is taking FOREVER to hire (4+ weeks so far!) and I really can't wait much longer.
I just got this from them today:
We are very interested in filling the open position and you are considered the forerunner. However, we are in the process of doing a plant outage that will overlap the next two weeks. I am unable to extend an offer until I have full authorization. This approval may not occur until after the outage. I apologize for not being able to give a more definitive response at this time. If I receive approval any earlier, I will contact you immediately."
2 more weeks would put the hiring process up to 6 weeks! Thats getting pretty unreasonable.
In the meantime the chemical plant in the Chicago area is aggressively recruiting me for a position and is even willing to pay for some of my travel expenses (I'm in Ohio) to come out and discuss it with them on Thursday (Dec 2nd) and take my physical/ drug screen the following day. I dread moving that far but its a pretty awesome gig.... $30+ an hour and only a 3 day a week rotating work schedule (3 12 hour shifts + overtime per wk) totaling $56,291.04 per year base pay.
The best part is, that would give me a ton of time to work on comics.
I also really like the idea of being local to Wizard world Chicago.
You just never know where life will take you.
So anyone out there in the Chicago area?