The worst thing about getting an offer is that it isn’t as finite as you think! There are points that need to be negotiated like start date and, depending on the person and circumstances, understanding the relocation package and possibly counteroffers on salary or vacation or bonus, etc. Plus, there is the background check, drug test, etc.
Until this is all locked up, one still needs to keep their options open. So, in my case, I had an interview with the health care company in Pasadena this morning. I can tell you that it was very difficult to focus on another job / company and come across as enthusiastic! I am ready to lock things down with the coffee company but the back and forth takes time.
I called the recruiter of the second coffee company (in New England) and updated him on my situation. Of course he is disappointed as he would like to place me and get commission, but they are all off-site at a sales meetings this week so even if I wanted to pursue that position it wouldn’t be possible to have an on-site this week.
In the meantime, my cousin has apparently sold my Honda! He says he spruced it up a bit yesterday, slapped a “For Sale” sign in the window, drove it around and to work today and ‘bam!’ He knew it would sell quickly and it was a relief to have him take this job off my hands, the last thing I want to do right now is negotiate on a second thing and he can talk ‘car’ way better than I can! We assume that the title and money will trade hands tomorrow (Tuesday).
I also have a realtor coming tomorrow to take a look at the house and work up a market analysis, take measurements, and all that good stuff. I am not really stressed out about selling and moving as much as I am worried about what I can get done before I am supposed to start the job! I had wanted to do some things myself, for instance I haven’t finished painting trim and one of the bedrooms I wanted to get to, but I am pretty sure that at this stage I will just need to hire someone to do it.