Taking some time off, big changes happening…
I found out last week that the company to which I’ve devoted the last 17 years of my life has decided to close shop.
I’ve worn many hats over the course of those 17 years. I was hired as a programmer, and hit the ground running with a very tough 3-month deadline for a massive project. After completing the project successfully on schedule, I transitioned into the role of senior network administrator. Most of my duties involved Cisco, Linux, database and VM administration, but I’ve also done everything from web design to working with field techs.
Anyway, I’ve known that there was a good chance of something like this happening for a while now, but the earliest it was supposed to occur was late this year. So this news is pretty sudden, and there have been several other complications that have made a bad situation even worse. Also, I loved the company I worked for, and I put everything I had into it. As you might expect, this is a difficult and sad time for me.
So, I have some big choices to make right now, and not a lot of time in which to make them. Remaining in the IT industry is obviously one option, but I’m not opposed to striking off in a bold new direction, either. Starting another business is something I’m strongly considering. I’m not a cubicle guy, and there are some family issues that make a daily commute very difficult, so ideally I’ll be working from home.
If you know of anything–permanent employment, contract projects, legitimate business opportunities–I’m all ears. Contact me.
If you’re wondering about JSF and its future, about all I can tell you right now is I would shut this place down before allowing obnoxious/intrusive ads. Yeah, they pay well, but I hate those kinds of ads, and you will never see them here.
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I’m not sure when I’ll resume my daily blog, but hopefully it won’t be a long absence. Thanks for understanding.