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New Gig


Got me a new job today. Just development, but more money and likely more mobility. I start in a couple of weeks.

Felt pretty much like I wasn't going to go anywhere at my current job, though I liked the work. But you gotta feel like you're growing and making a difference. While my immediate management appreciated and encouraged my thinking, the management above didn't get me. No problem - I move on. And make about 1/3 more money.

I also expect that I'll get no hassles about my little web site here or my work on 247, both of which became issues, unfortunately...

Yesterday, I received a call from a friend of mine who is signed up here for the gated playground. That person too, who works for the same employer, was hassled about blogging. There was nothing threatening about that person's writing nor my own, and yet our blogs became an issue at work for us.

More reasons for me to fight very hard to make 247 successful and achieve the freedom to do as I wish. I don't want to be governed.


by Brett Rogers, 7/25/2008 9:22:01 PM


Congrats sir! They are and we were lucky to have you!



Posted by Annette (, 7/28/2008 9:34:18 AM

Congrats on the new job and the extra $$$ never hurts!

Blogging is also discouraged where I work as well, but I suspect it has more to do with doing something that would screw our security clearances. So I continue to fly below the radar posting on other sites. :)



Posted by Pale Rider, 7/30/2008 2:03:44 PM

Someday, they'll appreciate the genius that got away...



Posted by Jeff (, 7/30/2008 11:40:24 PM

All very nice things to say... thank you :)



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 7/31/2008 7:14:51 AM

Hey Brett, I tried adding a new blog entry but it kept pointing me to log in. So I'll post it here.

Why is it that so many large companies don't seem to see the value of workers in the trenches? Ideas are often disregarded in favor of the "proven or known way of doing things." Your upper mgmt didn't get you, I know people at large companies where workers are referred to as "resources," which I'd find insulting if that is how management viewed me. I bet others could share stories too.

Interesting post on how Google hires programmers. It was refreshing to see they used creativity as a primary criteria. It must be working since they are much kicking ass in the marketplace.



Posted by Pale Rider, 8/1/2008 12:14:05 AM

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