One would think that in this age of technological advancement, finding a job and interfacing with companies or recruiters would be an easy thing to accomplish. When I was searching for a job in 2015, while still employed, I was meticulous in where I submitted my information and which positions I actually applied. The laser … Continue reading Recruiting In The Age of Technology
I got a call this afternoon from someone that I interviewed with in person almost two months ago. He told me that he just received great news and that they received a verbal approval to start the hiring process and were preparing an official offer of employment to hire me. It's been exactly 4 months … Continue reading I’ve Got A Job!
For the second time in my life, I was given notice of a reduction in force termination due to strategic reorganization. At the end of the day, you're being terminated, legally, and without cause basically because your position is no longer useful to the company. There are many reasons for this to be the case, … Continue reading 3 Months and Counting
There's something to be said about being so busy that you forget what it is that makes you relax when in fact, you have the ability to sit down. My mistake for thinking that once the holidays were over, there would be more time to get back to some of the activities that keep me … Continue reading Never enough time
I'm finally free of audits for at least the next 6 months at work. Yay! A welcome break from what has been an absolutely hellish 5 months with literal back to back audits. One would end and the next would start the following week, sometimes with some really annoying overlap. Mixed into all of this … Continue reading Six month break from audits
For those that have followed me for a bit, you might have recalled me going for a posted position within my company that would have been a promotion. I didn't get it, but I already knew that going into it based on how the description was written. My goal was more to let upper management … Continue reading A change of scenery
It's happened, a recruiter has finally placed a potential position in front of me that is too good to not invest some time exploring. The last thing I wanted to do was to start looking for a new job let alone think about switching companies and starting over again with a whole new corporate dynamic. … Continue reading Too good to be true?
My company decided that it was time for me to take ITIL Foundation training. For those of you not in an IT field, this is essentially an industry best practice of standards on how to efficiently and effectively perform change in the IT organization. I've been in the IT industry pretty much the last 17 … Continue reading ITIL Training = Eyelid Olympics
Had a 1:1 recently with my boss. I again, brought up the request to work from home one day per week. He again, told me that it is difficult or near impossible to get something like that approved for the long term. The current policy as it stands is: Working from home is available upon … Continue reading Can I work from home? Denied!
Acute awareness of anything is not always a good thing. For most people it brings clarity in a confusing situation, lets you see something that you didn't realize before, or lets you empathize with someone else to help them through something. In my case though, I've become acutely aware of the fact that even after … Continue reading I’m the outsider