It's always wierd getting calls from companies trying to woo you at your current company. There's that sense of at ease with taking up time that you're being paid for to talk to another person who is trying to get you to leave where you are. It seems dishonest in a way. I guess I could put down on my time tracking chart "Talking with recruiter - 30 mins", "Lunch interview at Company X - 1.5 hrs". Don't know if that would do more harm than good in my attempt to make my current working environment more amicable. It's so hard to make change in an environment with a passive agressive boss and a PHB. *sigh*
This job wasn't supposed to be this way. I was supposed to have fun, improve my unix-fu, master some new schools and be with friends all the while. It turns out that a) working for friends has inherent downsides and b) my immediate boss isn't who I thought they were going to be. . . at least I've learned that more information is always better and that it's worth waiting for the new info before making the rash decision to move across the country.