Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The convoluted mess that is my life...

So the job hubby has? He was mislead - this time - totally not his fault. He was told by recruiter and by client that he had the job. He had a rate of pay, he had a start date. He was asked to go to NYC yesterday for a meet and greet type meeting. He went. BUT it was not a meet and greet meeting - it was another interview and he was not prepared.

The whole story as I know it - hubby contacted by staffing firm for job with contracting company who does the IT at this bank in NYC. BUT the truth is the contracting company does work for another contracting company that does IT at the bank. So 1st contracting company liked him and told him he had the job. HUGE PROBLEM being that apparently they did not yet have the job from 2nd contracting company that works directly for bank.

So hubby goes in for a meet and greet thinking he's starting next week. They think he's there for an interview and haven't yet decided that they are going to award contract to 1st contractor for this particular project.

Hubby is there all alone - no one else from 1st contracting company is there with him. Everyone thinks it's in the bag but apparently it's not. 2nd contracting company didn't know that he was not from NYC and was going to have to commute in. They don't want him working from home they want him onsite. No problem he can and will do that. BUT there is a 3rd contracting company in the mix - they have a local NYC candidate.

It's all still up in the air.

I am quite literally sick about it.

Hubby finally realizes the seriousness of this situation. Staffing firm is livid that 1st contracting company told them and him he had a job that they did not yet have nailed down. They are tearing into them because hubby quit his job because they told him he had it (actually he quit before that but they don't know that.)

And now I'm back to wondering what to do if I have to hold it together for months on my salary alone? Certainly not a time to be cashing in investments to live on - but it could come to that.

Should know something tomorrow.

Sick. Worried. Freaking Out.

7 comments:

verybadcat said...

Oh, Tricia. This is so not good. I think that someone ought to do something about this, and I don't think that someone is you. This consulting firm better find Pete a plan B, and they better do it quick. Hang in there. Hopefully it will all work out, and if it doesn't, well, let's not think about that right now...

Jennifer McKenzie said...

Oh man. I'm so sorry, Tricia. I'm sending you good thoughts.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Talk about bursting a bubble. Someone messed up and they probably don't even realize how much this means to you. Positive thoughts your way.

Tricia said...

The staffing firm that first contacted him is trying to figure out what is going on. It is not good that much is certain.

I will not get involved in this mess directly but I'm already putting out feelers for other options. Planning for the worst so to speak.

pessimisticredhead said...

Oh MAN that sucks. I'm sorry about all this--and holding my breath for you!

LISA EMRICH said...

Aargh!!! That really SUCKS, big time! Too many contracting companies involved in this one. I'm sending positive thoughts your way.

BRAINCHEESE said...

All I can say is WTF?!?!?

Linda D. in Seattle