Yesterday I trekked into Minneapolis for some screening sit-downs with some staff augmentation vendors who will be pimping me. Went good.
You hear, ya know, Minneapolis is this, Minneapolis is that…. Good size big league city that it is… usually we’re talking crime and grime.
Well in every spot I was at, it was pretty lovely. They talk about the North Loop undergoing ‘redevelopment’. It seems to be “done”. You go up Washington Ave. and it’s tidy, hip, and attractive. I haven’t had occasion to be there before really. North Loop must be to Minneapolis what Lowertown is to St. Paul.
I was on 48th and Chicago at one point. I guess the thing is, I’m not accustomed to thinking about Chicago Ave. in lovely terms. But that spot there is a lovely intersection in a well maintained, middle class neighborhood.
Anywho, my best leads…. There’s this huge health insurance company in town. Let’s call it “Enormous Health Group”. Very, very large capitalization enterprise. Large as they are, their need for staffing resources is like a gravitational feature of the local IT consulting environment. Everyone does a gig there, and I have yet to.
Might happen this time. Seems to be a harmonious rate and skill match at EHG whereas I’m too expensive for some of the other open requisitions being shown to me.