Friday, May 29, 2009

A Job, A Job, A Job!!

Brian officially got a job offer for a co-op position at L-3 communications West in Salt Lake City! He starts June 15. The co-op only lasts until August when he graduates, but if they like him, basically if he doesn't screw it up, they will hire him full-time. 

So we are looking into moving up that direction pretty soon because Brian HATES, did I emphasize HATES, commuting! as long as we can find something decent up in that area. 

Here is the back story. Brian did his senior project all of last school year with L-3. They really liked his work then. One of the full-time employees actually contacted him about this position, and he interviewed there 2 weeks ago. The guy who called today said that they hired someone to fill the co-op on a longer term basis, but that they created this entirely different co-op position for Brian because they liked him that much! They don't want to hire him as a long term co-op because they say it wouldn't be fair to him to stay on as an intern after he graduates - thus the hiring full-time after he graduates option. (Its all about the pay increase) 

Brian thinks it has something to do with his knowledge of LEAN. I know it all has to do with me keeping a positive attitude! HA! I just said yesterday that we would get a call today that he got the job and we would be moving in a few weeks. The move is still up in the air, but the job part certainly did happen!

Brian is over the moon with relief! And in 2 weeks I will have health benefits! YAY! Internship is happening, money will be coming in, graduation is in site! Woohoo! I think they even have tuition reimbursement for his practicum credits. 

We'll still be in UT, but we are not jobless anymore!

9 comments:

Robin said...

I'm so happy for you guys. What a relief to have a job and the company already so happy with him, so hopefully it'll be low stress. We'll miss you (but then if we're lucky we'll be leaving soon too)

Mallory said...

Congrats! That has got to be the best feeling of total relief! That Bryan, such a smart guy.

Janine said...

That's awesome! I'm also happy that you're going to be stuck here still, in my selfish way. Nick is right, Utah is beautiful. I just miss being close to people I love so I like to whine. But yea! Closer friends again!

Jennifer said...

Hurray! And I mean HOLY FRIGGIN' HURRAY! That is so dang awesome! And one thing that boy has in spades is a positive attitude!

I hope you find a place outside of the Provo valley. You deserve it. Now I'll pray for a place to live.

jeanine said...

Hooray!!! I'm so happy for you guys!!!

Chanda said...

I am SO HAPPY for you both! Good job! Congrats!!!!!!

Janell said...

awesome!! So exciting! Good Luck!!

Jessica said...

I was thinking about you today and wondering about the job situation wishing you were moving down here..but I am so happy for you guys! Congrats on he job...and the relief!

Joan said...

YAY!! Congratulations!! One of my sisters lives in Salt Lake if you need a contact or need to know if you're looking in a nice neighborhood, etc. ;)
Hugs!