I don’t post a lot about work. When my blog goes viral and everyone who is anyone is reading my posts, I don’t want to end up like Dooce (The original “mommy blogger”) who was fired from her job for writing about her work on her personal blog. That said, for the next day, I don’t really have a job so I guess its ok to talk about.
Friday was my last day with Vangent. I have been there since I was fresh out of college and from the beginning I was just so happy that someone wanted to pay me, I would have done about anything. As it turns out, that attitude will get your some really crappy jobs. But after a while, if you keep the attitude, it gets you some really great opportunities too. College may have gotten me in the door, but I have Vangent, and the people that I worked for there to thank for getting into the door at IDT. It makes me feel a little guilty to leave behind a place and a group of people who have given me so much success, but I took the plunge. After I made my decision it got even harder. All of those people that I owe so much to for what I have learned were actually happy for me. They gave me gifts. And compliments that make me blush to think about. It certainly didn’t make it easier to turn in my badge at the end of the day on Friday, but I still did it. I would like to think that I am brave, that I can see far enough into my future that I can be confident that this is the right thing. I really want to type that I made the right choice, but I have felt that feeling before only to spend a couple of years working in a miserable situation, so I will hold back on self assured claim of awesome decision making and instead say that I am hopeful. I am hopeful. I am excited. I am motivated and I am also sad.
Monday is my first day as a Project Manager at Integrated DNA Technologies. A place I am sure I will only casually elude to on this blog, because until I have Dooce’s blog traffic I need a job.