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Alas, life of leisure, I knew thee well. . .(9 posts)

Alas, life of leisure, I knew thee well. . .js5280
May 2, 2003 8:11 AM
Despite my attempts to remain a professional amateur cycling bum and Masters student, they found me after 13 months. Got an email just over 2 weeks ago from BearingPoint (formerly KPMG) looking for a Customer Relationship Management consultant and I just happened to have the right mix of skills they were looking for. Went through the interview process and yet, they still wanted me.

Just kidding, I am thrilled to be among the ranks of the employed starting this Monday. It's a perfect position (mix of project management and technical roles), the people are very nice and sharp, and I've wanted to work for one of the Big Five (or is it four now?) professional services firms for some time. Definitely means some changes though. It's been a fun year; tons of bikes rides, time to train, travel on a whim, lots of turkey sandwiches, and other joys of living while on a student's budget. My guess is that my posting time will be much more limited in the future. Okay, everyone stop rejoicing over that last statement ;-) Actually, RBR and MTBR have been a very welcome addition over the past year or so. Often times my main social outlet and being a very social person, much needed. Thanks to all for you support, time, and entertainment. For that I can forgive your failure to see Libertarianism as the one, true political philosophy ;-)

This job will take me to the far south side of Denver (DTC), although I will continue to live on the north side on the weekends. Hope I can hook up more with some south Denver people or if business takes you that way, drop me an email. Also it means new trails and roads to explore!

In more promising employment news, I have two friends who received offers in the past week or two, and for technical positions to boot! So hopefully, things are looking up for the rest of you professional job seekers out there. It's been a tough road with lots of rejections but finally something came through and happens to be exactly what I was looking for. Keep your sprits up and take advantage of the time off to do those things you dreamt about in the cubicle. Thanks again to all!
congrats! (nm)czardonic
May 2, 2003 8:27 AM
CongratsKristin
May 2, 2003 8:32 AM
You won't ride as much by far--they own your time now--but its a great company to work for. Lots of hours...lots of perks.
Congrats!!! But...Alpedhuez55
May 2, 2003 8:44 AM
Maybe you should have went for the Doctorate in Political Science which would qualify you to work the Espresso Machine at a Starbucks ;)

Welcome to the working world!!!

Mike Y.
Way to go, Johnmoneyman
May 2, 2003 8:58 AM
It was great to meet you yesterday. I hope we'll get to ride together this summer!

Matt ($$)
Congrats. Happy for ya. nmLen J
May 2, 2003 9:04 AM
Congrats. Good on ya.sn69
May 2, 2003 9:11 AM
awesome!sacheson
May 2, 2003 9:20 AM
I'm still waiting ... if you hear of anything pass it my way.

Congrats!
Thanks all for the well wishes. . .js5280
May 3, 2003 9:17 AM
Sorry I couldn't get back to you till today. Yesterday was a busy day meeting with friends and volunteering for the Lance Armstrong Foundation who had a booth a large Oncology Nursing conference here in Denver. It was a great experience and chance to meet some LAF staff and Moneyman who also volunteered (and a Regional LAF mentor to boot!) It was great to finally meet you too Matt! Hope we can get a ride in sometime, keep me posted on your trips down this way.