Agreed - would have been in a really bad spot to have made the jump and A) found out what they were "really" like and hated it or B) they flaked on me and the position after I got there. Yes, I believe I blew between 3-4 vacation and sick days to jump through all their hoops -

Jester - been in Marketing/Advertising for last 16yrs. Looking for something along those lines. Been mostly in tech/finance/healthcare and B2B. Would love to jump into B2C and product focused vs. software or service focused but around here the options are limited. Would also prefer to avoid the commute into PDX and the state income tax but that can be overcome with the right opportunity.