Saturday, January 28, 2006
I’ve been waffling back and forth since mid-December between two consulting offers, one in Houston and the other in Chicago. The deadline for one offer was yesterday, so Jie and I had finally made a decision and I was ready to pull the trigger. I decided I was going to work on my field study in the afternoon, confirm my decision with Jie, and then call the firm that afternoon to accept.
A funny thing happened before I could make that call. I was contacted early in the afternoon by the firm that originally rejected me two months ago. They wanted to let me know that they unexpectedly had a spot open up and they were going to offer it to me, pending Partner approval. Three hours later, at about the time I originally planned to accept another position, I had a new job offer in hand. Jie and I talked about it briefly and lo and behold, I’m going to Chicago with my original first choice firm.