Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The Vacation Is Over.

It's been a fun run of things, but I guess it's time to throw the panniers back on the bike and start riding to work again.

I start at 8:30 AM tomorrow, which means I'm sleeping in. On top of average system administrator duties, I'll be spearheading the PCI compliance effort for a small company that's pretty close to home. They've been around in one form or another (under various company names) for quite a while. In fact, the guy who we got our cat Dora from used to work for them, ages ago. I may or may not be joined by another friend of mine who got a job offer from them this week as well.

The company already knows from my interview that I bike it year round. I'll show up on my trusty Twelve tomorrow and see what they make of it.

3 weeks of downtime has given me a chance to recharge and re-build my passion for security, technology, and tinkering. It's also a pretty short vacation for this economy. I have a few friends who are six months down.

It's also worth noting that the hammer dropped pretty hard at my old gig, with an estimated 7% layoff over the course of this week. Hopefully, that's the last hurrah after quietly booting employees one-by-one over the last few months.


Ken Harris said...

Congrats Noah! Great news!

John in Calgary said...

Just 3 weeks...in this economy that's impressive. Congrats!

Apertome said...

Seems like you're been working hard since you were let go, not really much of a "vacation!"

Congrats -- I knew you'd land on your feet quickly. I hope the new job is good. Can't same I envy you on the PCI compliance part, though, that doesn't sound like fun to me. It should be right up your alley, though. Good luck!

Doug said...

Good for you Noah. I'm happy to hear it only took you three weeks. That's nothing short of a miracle these days. I know people that have been out of work for 18 months.

Joshua Kriegshauser said...

Congrats on the new gig, bud.

Nice that it's closer to home. Just means that you'll have to bike a longer route (but it's optional) :)

Will also be nice to meet up closer to home the next time I hit you up for lunch when I visit.

Jason said...

Very Impressive! Good luck!

debrae64 said...

Congrats on the new job! Hope you enjoy it!

BluesCat said...

Yup, the break is over, Noah! Welcome back to the working world with the rest of us Slaving Serfs!

Jon said...

good news. Glad you"re back in the mix!

Anonymous said...

I think you need a mental evaluation (turning down your job). Good luck.

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