Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Cue Trumpets.

Today has been a good day. It started of with a trip downtown for a third interview with one of the Big 4 accounting firms. I have previously met with a recruiter and the Group Manager that the position is with. This morning I met with the Partner in charge of the Tax practice here in Calgary. He likes to meet all the candidates and I had been told that this was basically just a formality so I wasn't too nervous. He was really nice and very easy to talk to. He came across as someone who would make a very good mentor. After I left I hopped on the CTrain for the ride home. There were some drunk natives that stayed on all the way to my stop that took away from the enjoyment of the trip. I can't be sure but I think they were passing around a flask (this is before 11:00 in the morning). Their conversation went something like this: "STOP STARING AT MY F*ING CROTCH!" "WHAT ARE YOU A F*ING QUEER!" To which the other guy replied "I'M NOT STARING AT YOUR F*ING CROTCH YOU F*ING ASSHOLE!!" I felt like saying "Trust me, your crotch is nothing to be staring at." I decided not to though because there were three of them and I didn't want to get my suit dirty. Anyways... Back to the interview. When I got home there was a message on my phone. The recruiter had already called not even an hour after I had left the interview saying they wanted to offer me the position. I called her back and she asked me when I was available etc... and said I would have an offer in writing by end of day tomorrow. Yeehaw! Oops, I mean Yay (according to Jeff I can only say Yeehaw during stampede). I will be working as a tax technician doing Canadian and US personal tax returns for overseas workers. It might not sound exciting but there is a certain amount of job security. How does that saying go ? Something about death and taxes.
The day finished off good too. As most of you are aware today was Halloween. I got to sit at home all evening while my Uncle took my cousins around trick or treating in the frickin' cold. It's -11 C out (12 F for any American readers that might stumble across my blog). It's supposed to go back up above freezing by the end of the week and the snow will probably be melted. My cousins brought in quite a haul including a bunch of Coffee Crisps and Reese Peanut Butter cups which they don't like. What is wrong with kids these days? Not that I'm complaining. It just means I get free candy without expending any effort.
I guess I need to enjoy my last days of unemployed bliss. I also need to get some errands out of the way now that I won't have much free time during the day.

Happy Halloween Everybody.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so happy you got the job Matt!

11/1/06, 8:54 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

one hurdle down. Congrats! Now you need to start hunting for a place that you can let your inner gay man out and decorate to his hearts content. Of course everything being able to hide incase you have to de-fag it at a moments notice..

11/1/06, 12:13 PM  
Blogger Reid Dalgleish said...

Why de-fag? It's what makes 'us gays' fabulous and envied, after all. De-fagging is for those that aren't out of the closet yet *cough*, right Jeff?

Congrats on the job, Matt. Like you said, security and money are good to have so you can afford to do the things you truly love outside of work! You'll definitely be an asset to the firm! We should celebrate your fortune somenight this weekend!

11/1/06, 2:59 PM  
Blogger Reid Dalgleish said...

I shudder at the idea of drunk C-train living natives checking out each other's crotches. It's creepy.

11/1/06, 3:06 PM  
Blogger Matty said...

I wouldn't consider it de-fagging so much as family proofing. When relatives visit I wouldn't want porn sitting around gay or straight.

11/1/06, 9:40 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

My closet is fabulous. Did you not see some of the clothes coming out of it on Haloween?

11/2/06, 7:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol jeff...

11/2/06, 8:47 AM  

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