Fenton happened to be in the city this afternoon, so we caught up for a quick coffee. While chatting, Fenton’s mobile rang, naturally he answered, and his side of the conversation went as follows:
“That would depend on the salary, relocation expenses and the length of the contract”
(Mrs Hardly thinks – “Oh god – Canberra or Melbourne? There couldn’t be a salary large enough to persuade me to move to either!”)
Fenton chats more about the role for a while and bids the caller adieu.
“Canberra or Melbourne?” I ask resignedly.
“San Jose! US$58K – US$160K plus relocation etc,” says Fenton. “the Parters are coming down in June to interview.”
“Goodness,” say I and then start singing “Do you know the way to San Jose?”** to myself.
It is a little exciting, even though I am certain nothing will come of it. The feng shui in the career corner must be working! What a shame it is not working for me – I want a new job in a less freak-filled environment.
**The Frankie Goes to Hollywood version naturally.