New beginnings

Well folks, it’s been a bit since my last post. In the interim, I have left my last job (thankfully) and started a new one.

Why thankfully? More on that later.

The new position is really awesome. The guys I’m working with are on top of their game, and although I’ve already come across some things they do in certain ways that confuse me, sitting on my initial reaction has let me realize that the way they do things makes sense. It’s not the way I would have set things up, but it works – in some cases, better than the way I would have set things up – and they are really good. I see a couple ways I can have a big impact, and I’m really looking forward to it. I’m not at all interested in becoming the next heir-apparent, or even some sort of team lead – I’ve been down that path and I’m not sure I want to go down that path again – but I do look forward to being closely involved and working with people who I respect and who demonstrate that they know just as well as I do how things should work.

So why am I so thankful? Well, aside from what I’ve just mentioned above, my last manager was… significantly less than fully qualified on a technical basis. Let’s just say I consider him to be a perfect example of the Dilbert Principle and leave it at that. My new manager is proof that every rule – including the Dilbert and Peter Principles – has exceptions, and I couldn’t be happier about it.

Hopefully I will be able to update this blog regularly, although if you go on my previous performance, you probably shouldn’t hold your breath.

For now, goodnight!

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