Looking for Work but need good benefits.

Merrill Oveson moveson at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 11:38:02 MDT 2007


I know Convergence hires tech support people.  The pay can start as high as
$18.  I hear the benefits aren't bad either.

On 9/5/07, Steve <smorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello Everyone,
>
> I'm pretty happy where I'm presently at, the pay is decent but not
> great and the job is fun, if not really challenging.  The main problem
> I have right now is that my life has changed substantially since I
> started working here, and the company I presently work for does not
> suit the new life.
>
> I have programming experience, I am presently a hobbiest with one or
> two products that have shipped as commercial products, I have also
> done freelance programming, furthermore I have experience performing
> customer support and technical support roles, I have a strong Linux
> and Mac background as well as Windows, and of course I posses an A+
> certification.
>
> I'm presently earning about $30k/yr which is livable, but the benefits
> package is terrible.  When it was just me, that was ok, but I've
> recently married, and my wife is diabetic.  To top it off we've just
> found out she's pregnant.
>
> Anyways to the point, if my wife were to quit her job, the pregnancy
> would bankrupt us and we wouldn't be able to afford her medicines,
> which run on the order of $500 per month even without the pregnancy
> (insulin, testing supplies etc).   We have discussed it with the
> OB/GYN and he has stated she will likely have to quit working sometime
> in the third trimester, so this is looking more and more like a given
> fact.
>
> Bottom line is we are going to need really good health insurance
> within the next 6 months.
>
> So I was hoping that someone on the list may know of a company with
> good benefits, or may even be in a position to review my resume.  Pay
> would hopefully be around where I'm at now, but if the benefits are
> excellent I would be willing to take a pay cut if needs be as long as
> it's not too substantial.
>
> Please let me know if you are aware of anything that may be useful
> here, any help is appreciated.
>
> Sincerely,
> Steve
>
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