Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I do believe I'm fucking flattered.

So I got an email from a recruiter at Google today, asking whether I was interested in jobs with them. I probably won't pursue it, since it's almost certainly located in California (and I Hate California). But still, I'm fucking flattered (check out that alliteration... no charge to you, dear reader).

Go me, or something.

7 comments:

Jay said...

Sweet. Ask them if you can work in NC or SC

The Taco Prophet said...

Nope. Mountain View, Phoenix, New York, or Chicago. Still, I got to tell Google "No thanks." How cool is that?

E. S. Collins said...

Is it not enough that you're already cooler than me you have to go and flaunt it?

Flaunt it some more actually, I kind of like it. It's sexy.

The Taco Prophet said...

See, I've got you fooled. It's not that I'm cool. It's that I'm terrified of rejection.

I did the same thing, lo, these fifteen years past. When I was graduating high school, I got letters from Carnegie Mellon, Yale, and MIT inviting me to apply. Yale even sent me all the paperwork.

Didn't do it, though. I applied to a state university that had engineering and science disciplines. It wasn't a bad decision. Any of the others would have been the wrong move for me. And it's not like a regret it. I loved going to school where I did. I made several lifelong friends there, I met wifezilla there, and the fact that I've been able to eat dinner with fett (while simultaneously undressing him with my eyes) is owed in large part to the fact that I lived in the upstate of South Carolina for 7 years.

But the real reason I didn't apply to any of them was that I'd have felt like shit if they'd rejected my application.

Today's history repeating itself. Google's wrong for me right now, because I'm happy here. I don't want to relocate. I don't want to uproot my kids. I don't want to stop studying guitar with my current teacher (who is, I fervently believe, among the best to be found anywhere I might go). And in all honesty, I love the software I work on and the team I work with (though I do hate dealing with certain other teams and never being one of the cool kids getting tapped for the fun work or the more respectable projects, as any of you who've gotten me on the subject already know).

So Google wasn't right. But the real reason I didn't pursue it is because Google is awesome, and if they'd rejected me, it would have bummed me the fuck out.

And they probably would have, because I only interview well when I don't give a fuck what they think.

IngaYr said...

Dude, what the hell, I live RIGHT NEAR Mountain View. Just move out here and hang out with me. They bring you to work and bring you home again! And then you can get me a job there.

The Taco Prophet said...

See, but now we're back to that whole
I Hate California thing again.

Bluejeangirl said...

As long as I have anything to say about it (which I don't, I know I'm kidding myself) Taco is staying right freaking here. If he moved I'd have to move and I'm really not up for that.