So I just found out that a job I applied for a few weeks ago- and about which I was supposed to have heard by now- and for which I had a great interview and they strongly hinted they would hire me- is not going to be filled until next year. Sigh.
I *am* currently employed. It's just that we have enough work to keep three engineers and a quality manager busy, and I'm currently all four of those people. Not to mention an occasional floor inspector when we're in a panic for shipments. And mostly I'm doing the quality work, because that *can't* way, which means I have almost no time to actually *solve* the quality problems because I'm doing the *&^%%$ paperwork!
What makes this painful is that our CEO has been bitten by a radioactive management book, Good to Great. And it's frankly a *good* book. If only we were actually practicing anything it preaches! Right now we're 'planning to do this', 'planning to do that'. There's some progress. But it's too little, too late for me. I've been here ten months and I'm already completely fed up.
So- back to jobhunting. Again. Still. I hate jobhunting. Grr.