Thursday, December 20, 2007


I got the job. I'll be transferring to my new department at the end of January.

When I first joined my current team, I had high hopes and lofty dreams. The product was one that promised to streamline multi-agency emergency response, solving the consistent problem of communications between various teams with disparate radio equipment. I was beyond stoked at the opportunity to combine my desire to help others and give to the community with my career in technology. At the time, it seemed too good to be true.

Unfortunately, it was too good to be true. So now, I am moving on.

The new group is Network Operations, with which I am very familiar, having spent 4 years in a similar environment in Toronto. Although my specific technical knowledge has eroded over the last seven years, I have already begun to ramp up again. The team members that I have met are wonderful, and the boss is someone for whom I have a great amount of respect. I am confident that I have made the right move, not only for my career, but for my life.

Never again will I work for a sweatshop, no matter how lucrative or pride-inducing the work may be. That I have promised myself.

My focus used to be on my career, forsaking all others. Now, it is on my family. Where it should be.


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