Thursday, July 06, 2006

Nearly six years later

If all goes as expected, tomorrow will be my last day as an employee of the company that I have been with for nearly six years. I certainly learned a great deal there. A lot of what I learned falls into the realm of "what not to do when ..." However, I know a lot more about networking and security than I did when I joined the company.

On the other hand, if the company had any sort of respect for its employees or the scalability of its service model, I would be a much more skilled professional than I am now and the company would be in better standing than it is. C'est la vie. Time to move on.

A lot of the people I have worked with over the last six years I respect and/or enjoy a great deal. I shall miss spending my days with some of them. Hopefully, I will warm up to people with my new employer in the coming months.

From a professional standpoint I am both excited and trepidatious about the new challanges I shall meet. It was definitely the logically next step in my career. I thank The Fates for again putting the right position in my path at the right time.

4 comments:

changejunkie said...

So, how was the last day?

davewill said...

Hey, you can't leave us hanging that that. Was it your last day? I know Congratulations are in order for you paper: Congratulations! How about the new job? Is it time to break out the Champagne?

Kitten Herder said...

The official last day was kind of fun. I had a few loose ends I wanted to tie up, and did so with vigor. I also officially recruited a replacement for my responsibilities from another department. Explaining all the intricacies of what I did to the next person felt good. Freeing even.

Of course, we had the obligatory farewell lunch with my group. I had a couple of beers and then returned to the office for my exit interview. It was tough to say goodbye to some of the people. However, I am truly looking forward to moving on with my professional life at this point.

Kitten Herder said...

As to the champagne. I skipped the experience in favor of a VERY decadent chocolate cake on Saturday evening with a chocolate martini chaser. (After seeing the new Pirates movie.)