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.


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.)