Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

I got a job!

  1. Mar 24, 2017 #1
    Well, the "companies like math majors for their logical thinking" thing turns out not to be just a myth perpetrated by math professors. I was just informed I will be hired here permanently with a much higher salary once my contract ends. (The one I am currently unable to sustain my family on).

    The hiring manager praised my logical abilities and creative thinking - things which have definitely were sharpened to a fine point when I went back to school. She said I was a great find - that she could see me doing just about anything in the company. I kind of feel like that... If I can get a Master's in math (through hard work - not brains) then I can probably figure out how to do anything there!

    Man, it has been crazy. Wife lost job due to complicated pregnancy while I was still finishing up grad school. We have been so broke. Like "can we keep our house and feed a baby" broke.

    I still need to pass the qual - May 13th will be my first attempt. I get up at 4:00a every day and study for two hours before going to work, coming home, spending time with family, going to bed, and repeating. Slowly but surely making progress.

    -Dave K
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 24, 2017 #2


    User Avatar
    2017 Award

    Staff: Mentor


  4. Mar 24, 2017 #3
    Congrats Dave! Well deserved!!
  5. Mar 24, 2017 #4


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member
    2017 Award

    totally awesome, buddy, best wishes :)
  6. Mar 24, 2017 #5
    I get up at 4:00a every day and study for two hours
    Y-y-y-ou what?

    Lots of congratulations to you, I am sure you deserve that and more! May your trials go well and may you and your family live well!
  7. Mar 24, 2017 #6


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member
    2017 Award

    Very glad to hear it, Dave. Hang in there and good luck!
  8. Mar 24, 2017 #7


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Awesome. Now you don't have to sell your books.
  9. Mar 24, 2017 #8


    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Outstanding, Dave. Congratulations.
  10. Mar 24, 2017 #9
    This ... "work" ... you speak of...
  11. Mar 24, 2017 #10


    User Avatar

    Damn !! ... :thumbup:
  12. Mar 25, 2017 #11


    User Avatar
    Gold Member

  13. Mar 25, 2017 #12


    User Avatar
    Education Advisor

    Congratulations Dave! :partytime::thumbup:That is great news! Wish you and your family all the best!!
  14. Mar 26, 2017 #13


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    @dkotschessaa Congratulations! So happy for you. You've definitely earned it! :smile:
  15. Mar 26, 2017 #14


    Staff: Mentor

    Congrats, Dave! All that hard work actually paid off!
  16. Mar 27, 2017 #15
    Thanks all! Now...back to work
  17. Mar 29, 2017 #16
    Well done. You can be proud of yourself. :wink:
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 29, 2017
  18. Apr 3, 2017 #17
    Nice going! Congratulations. :partytime:
  19. Apr 3, 2017 #18


    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    What the heck!? Sounds like ex-SEALs or something.

    Anyway, CONGRATS!
  20. Apr 4, 2017 #19
    Having a baby sort of changed everything...
  21. Apr 24, 2017 #20
    Congratulations! What kind of job did you get?
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?
Draft saved Draft deleted