Remember the swiss bank saga that I was writing about in April? It's been going on since then, but I didn't want to be constantly updating it. In a nutshell, they suddenly didn't have a permanent job to offer me, but offered me a one year contract. Since I liked the job and the team, I thought this was a good compromise and I think the chances are very good that the job will either be made permanent, or that I'll find something else at the company.
Basically, they verbally offered me the one year contract about a month ago and I verbally agreed to the terms and conditions. And since then I've been waiting and waiting, because they need 2 signatures further up the food chain! The nice HR woman rang me on Thursday to say it was official and that the contract was in the post (hoping I'll receive it on Monday) and my boss-to-be rang me on Friday to say that they were really happy that I had accepted and were looking forward to me starting.
Because it's dragged on for so long, I didn't feel ecstatic when I heard the news, but now I feel content and happy, tempered with a fairly huge whack of nerves and excitement. But that's normal, right? I start on Tuesday 6th June (ie 06.06.2006, good huh!) and am going to Dresden next week (Thurs to Sat) followed by a trip to Manchester to see my sister on Sun to Weds. I start the following Tuesday.
I don't want to reveal the name of the company, since I'm sure I will be writing some blogs about my new job, but it's a large swiss bank which isn't UBS and the photo might also give you a clue :-) Thanks to all my lj friends for your support, advice and encouragement whilst I was job hunting !!