Tuesday, August 24, 2010

And it is done...

Today was the last day at my prior employer, I cleaned out my office this morning and handed in my keys, the rest of the time until the 31st is going to be taken from my PTO and sick leave while I take a little de-stressing vacation. On September 1, I start at my new employer. I spent 4 1/2 years at my prior employer and worked on a lot of cool things there, but the last thing we worked on just didn't get any market traction, alas. So it goes. Change simply is.

- Badtux the now Happily-employed Penguin


  1. Don't overlook how great it is to utter the phrase "at my new employer". You really haven't lived until you go from 150K$ a year to zero. Best of luck in the new digs and sorry about the heat. Being from Georgia I will say I sympathize but that's as far as I'll go.

  2. The best way to cool a room at night with fans is to shut the door, have an open window, an put the fan in ANOTHER window, bowing OUT.

    This draws the cool air in through the open window. If the outside temp goes below 70, you'll freeze your ass off.

    Congrats on the new job. Didn't take you long to land on your feet. Which one did you chose?


  3. Monk, never gone from $150K/year to zero. Gone from $78K/year to zero before, but luckily that was only for six months.

    Jazz, I have two fans blowing out at the moment. But when it's still 90F outside at 8:45PM, that doesn't do a whole lot. Haven't encountered weather this hot since I lived in Phoenix, but in Phoenix I at least had air conditioning...

    BTW, I left a clue as to which one I chose in the previous message... I'll let you guys guess :).


  4. Well, you beat the deadline. Nice work.

    I'm still trying to figure out what my company's plans for me are. I haven't run a press in five months; instead, I've been making digital proofs and burning plates for all the other operators all that time. Apparently, everyone likes the way I do these things -- there have been no complaints. And I prefer what I'm doing now to running a press. But you know what they say about all good things -- and later this year, the work flow will slow down, like it does every year.

    I guess I'll just wait and see...

  5. Oh, one other thing: if I'm still with the print shop in December, I'll have been there eleven years.

    I can't believe how long I've lasted. My previous record for continuous employment with one company was five years, three months...


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