Finalized the listing with BAT this afternoon. We'll see when we get in the queue.
Managing the auction like a champ!!Someone just did --- they have a 'contact seller' button that allows direct/email contact. My intent on those (just like the headliner question) is to respond in the thread. If someone asks it, others are probably thinking about it.
"Can't see the forest for the trees". Large companies sometimes are like that. Not all that different than govt entities. Especially when they have a true HR dept. So, instead of getting to keep you and still let you do consulting, they will lose you completely. Unless you get some intervention from way high up, they won't change their mind. Heck, I'd wager HR really has no clue what you truly do and how your consulting is different.Well things went south with three "m". In spite of all Mgmt fully in support of me and indicating how it will actually help not hurt the business, HR/Ethics says no-go consulting while an employee, even though what I will be doing in related but NOT what any job I've done has been.
Actually this is a relief and weight off my shoulders. The last two years of being paid to do nothing has been hell on me and my family. LOC signing is tomorrow - contingency plan moving into position.
Global Business Manager told me he told them I have the highest degree of integrity of anyone he's ever known.... (!! Woot !!) and I am no risk to the business. But the company looks at it like 'but if we had the money and could have sent him off for that training (robots) and paid for travel THEN it would be a conflict of interest.
LOL so yes nuclear engineering training would be out too then!
Nothing stopping me from leaving and DIY. Sad however as the plant manager told folks if I left it would be a risk to the entire business.
Website has been hugely praised by exec director of my industry group. Best consultant site he's ever seen. He can't recommend me +++ but can suggest folks look into my help.
First client call went great And they urgently want help. I am reaching out to others rapidly as well that expressed interest to lesser degrees as they weren't sure how serious I was.
The company morphed the firecracker under my butt into a stick of TNT. I think they fully expected me to give up the quest, resign to corporate servitude, but wifey and I are more resolved than ever.
I feel as if a great weight is off my shoulders as I can now do what I was made to do ... Go out and fix things for foundries.
Time to turn the spigot wide open.