Wednesday, December 13, 2006

So I've got a few decisions to make

Well...a few decisions to make now I guess. I just got a call from the owner of NorATek and he's like, "I was wondering if it would be possible for you to come in tomorrow for a few follow-up questions." To me, this means that he's got a few questions, but mainly wants to offer me the job and go over the details. Now, I didn't really say much about the interview I had at NorATek last Friday. Let me tell you, it was the longest interview I've ever been in. It was 3 hours long....I got there at 2pm and left at 5:05! How crazy is that. A friend of mine just had an interview to be a fireman and his interview only lasted an hour and 45 minutes. So, ya, the 3 hour interview was a marathon, but it wasn't really that hard. I'm used to talking to computer geeks because I am one. Anyways, I'm going in tomorrow morning for a short meeting to discuss everything. I'm pretty sure he's going to offer me about $15/hr which is a lot lower than I think I'm worth (after 6 years of university and a whole lot of experience). So there's going to have to be some negotiating happening I think. The big decision I have to make is what are the terms and wages I am willing to accept and what are the terms and wages I will reject. I don't want to settle for less right now when something better could come along. But, I guess that's the trick hey? Try and figure out what's going to be the best in the long run and notice a good opportunity when one comes along.

The job that I've applied for at the northern health authority is for a support person just like at NorATek and their starting wage is $23/hr. That's quite the jump in wages.

Anyways, I'm off to get supper going and clean up a bit. I hope everyone is doing well stress-wise it being exam time and the Christmas season.


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Winter Sunsets are Awesome

This picture doesn't do the sunset justice. The sky was a crazy purple/blue and the clouds were lit up like a Camp Morice sunset. The sunset was enough for me to stop everything I was doing and watch for 10 minutes as the light disappeared. This picture is from my mom and dad's office in the Penthouse of the Coast Inn of the North. You can see the "Tree of Lights" on the side that they put up every year to raise money for various charities.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Shoveling the Driveway

In my opinion, you're not Canadian unless you shovel your driveway in a t-shirt, and only Canadians would understand why. Shoveling is actually a really great workout. Just think about it, in the winter you could just go and shovel other peoples driveways each day instead of paying to go to the gym.

I'm going to send this picture to my cousins from Hawaii who will be coming to visit in January. They haven't ever seen snow in real life...just on tv and pictures. I'm hoping this picture scares them and gets them excited at the same time.

Adios for now,

Monday, December 04, 2006

Camp Morice

Hey Everyone,
The new Camp Morice website is up and running. I decided to keep track of the amount of time it took me to get this version of the site up and running and move all the info from the previous site. It took me 42.25 hours to migrate everything and create the 48 webpages that make up the current site. Just in case anyone was interested, if we were to have contrated a Prince George web design company to do the site it would have costed about $7350. So, I'm pretty happy that we can have a $7000 site running for Camp Morice without actually having to pay for it.

I actually really enjoyed making the website and finding cool new ways of doing things (especially the private use page and the code to show bigger versions of each picture). I might even consider designing web site for a living. It certainly would be a fun job with lots of variety and I would be able to choose my own hours (to an extent). The web is constantly evolving and new technologies are always emerging which means that I'd be constantly learning new things. After 6 years of university I've found that I really like learning new's kinda become a way of life. So, that's where I'm at right now...considering going into business for myself and becoming a web designer. Who knows what will happen.

Anyways, I hope you enjoy the site. I'd like to encourage everyone to consider being a Camp Morice sponsor...we really need some support and you get at least a free t-shirt for becoming a sponsor!