Sunday, November 11, 2007

Arkansas, here we come!!

Here is a good news update.




This week, Jon was offered an internship with Corporate Wal-Mart!!! He has until Feb. 4th to accept. I realize that this doesn't sound glamorous.. but living in Arkansas is a lot cheaper than living in say, California. Plus- we would get 10% off of everything. It's not Jon's first choice- but he at least has an offer and if other offers come- we'll have to make some decisions. I think Zak could give you better information about living there but... here are some pros about going to AR for the summer-

Pros about living in Arkansas:
*we would be in the NW corner
*we'd have a view of the Ozarks
*we'd be a lot closer to Houston and could visit at least once
*If offered a full time job (and if Jon took it) our kids would be guaranteed to be born with healthy accents and gaps in their front teeth.. okay, so that's not a pro.. but we think it's funny.
*Like I said above we'd be getting 10% off life :-) (c'mon, WalMart sells everything from toenail clippers to tv's.)
*High LDS population
*A mostly paid for furnished apt for the summer and traveling compensation.
*Jon would get to enhance his computer programming skills along with his accounting skills.
*It's paid!

Cons:

*We hear there is such a place called Toadsuck, Arkansas... no really.
*It's WalMart... it's not that prestigious in the business world. (Jon is really sheepish about it... but he will admit that he is excited that he got accepted)


Other places he's looking to apply to: Walt Disney Company for an IT Audit internship (bring on the mouse ears), USAA (an insurance company located in TX), KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young... to name a few.

6 comments:

bethany said...

And..we'll probably come to visit! Not sure if that is a pro or a con :) Zak will be so excited to hear this-he's putting jakson to bed, but I will tell him. Congratulations! And yes there is a Toadsuck and there's even a festival (see picture on our blog-search for Toadsuck) :)

Anne said...

We just might come visit you too!

Leanna said...

DISNEY! yes!

Clyde J Criddle said...

I hope you are somewhere close.

Rosalia said...

I personally dont like the big box store and here are some con's that may make you reconsider in hopes that something more worthwhile comes your way. The company is like a disease no longer can a small buisness owner compete and thusly goes out of business. We had a huge fight in Nashua to keep Walmart out so they don't take a Building 19 in our city. Building 19 won the fight to keep their store and keep Walmart OUT of of Nashua!!! I am wishing you the best and hope that better companies come your way in which to work. But if its Wallyworld than so it is. But China is a big partner with them--selling to our "country's family" products that are potentially harmful with toxins. Just read some of the links below!

http://blog.wakeupwalmart.com/

http://www.davelippman.com/walmart/whyihatewalmart.html

http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2003/3044wal-mart.html

http://www.businessweek.com/2000/00_11/b3672108.htm

The Jones' said...

Well, I'm excited for you! An offer from anywhere is always a good feeling! :) Congratulations and good luck with many more offers to come...! How are you two? We need to get together soon!