Gee, why IS it so hard to find IT people nowadays?

This project manager pilot fish has been working freelance, but when a regular, full-time PM position opens up at a well-established manufacturer, she decides to apply.

"The position was on the web development team, which had recently moved from reporting to Marketing to now reporting to IT," fish says. "I was interviewed on-site by a group that included the CIO, and received an oral job offer within 48 hours of the interview.

"The written job offer took a bit of time but was overnighted to me, and I accepted the job offer in writing.

"I passed the background check and reference checks and the drug test. I received an email from HR welcoming me to the company, with directions for where to park and E-Verify documents.

"Then, 48 hours before I was to start work, the IT job offer was rescinded -- due to a 'change in direction.'

"Lucky thing I hadn't actually quit a full-time job..."

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