As I have alluded to in the past, I am somewhat of a busy body when it comes to working. I get bored very easily and have luckily chosen a career (IT) that keeps things challenging in most cases. I was not very happy with my last position for most of my time there. I had thought working as a cog in a larger company would have some benefits in specialty. About 6 months onto my employment I had pretty much done what I needed to do and switched into baby-sitting mode.
Fast forward 1 year and I'm on the market again looking for something perfect. I knew this was folly, but I didn't want to make a sideways move for the sake of moving. I was comfortable (placating my mean lazy streak) and occasionally challenged to fix things. Another 6 months go by and I start getting surly and uninspired....I needed to go.
I put some feelers out again, look up a headhunter that I have used before, and tell my geek buddies that I'm looking. I get an immediate response from one good friend who also runs a small consulting business. Dave tells me about a client of his who needs a full time IT director. Dave has done a good bit of work for them, but they need more. His first and only referral is me.
The position is a bit over my documented experience since I have done very little (none) managerial type duties since my first job with a very small company. However Dave's word carries a bit of weight with them, and the applicants they've gotten have been less than stellar.
In the initial interview we do the Title and Salary wrangle, which is a good sign. Although, it is extremely hard to get paid in IT when your function isn't directly generating revenue. This is by no means an IT company, so I have to draw a line in the sand that they aren't thrilled with. The job also doubles my commute, which I am not thrilled with. I am thrice interviewed and loved by all, so we go back to negotiating. They have dropped the director and added manager, which doesn't really bother me as long as I get paid, though they obviously don't want to pay director money to someone without director experience....blah blah blah... Long story short, I give a little and take the job.
My previous company didn't particularly cry when I informed them, it wasn't much of a shock since I made sure at every possible chance to let them know I was bored and underutilized.
So, I've been here now just over a week and things have been about as hectic as I thought. This place is a bit of a mess, and New York belongs in a post of its own.
So, my goals this year are fairly simple giving the change to my schedule and the ongoing issue of funding a poker account.
- Don't go broke. - This will be my biggest challenge since I tend to win, then donk and reload on a fairly regular basis.
- Win the Mookie and at least one WPBT event. - These are the only regular blogger tournaments I have not won. I won't count the DON's Big Game.
- Attend a sanctioned blogger event. I'd really like to put some faces to names at some point. I need to win enough money to get to Vegas this summer, another big challenge tied to #1 goal.
Thanks for stopping by and I will follow this soon (hopefully) with my New York trip report, meeting Jordan and DAWN, and taking down (splitting) my first Hold'em tournament outside Georgia.