So it turns out that my boss is leaving the company to go to Google. He will be managing a team of 8 or 10 sysadmins (that sounds familiar… hmmm). I am not sure if this is on the IT side or the production side…
I really envy the guy and I’m happy for him, but I can’t help but think that working here is going to start to suck. Maybe this is a signal that it’s time to start looking elsewhere. I haven’t decided to leave, actually, but I know that it’s a lot nicer to look for a job when the pressure to survive is not immediate. Better bargaining position too.
I have heard good things about Google but I’m skeptical.. they are growing really really fast and it’s hard to believe that they can keep that up. I have also heard that Google treats their employees well, but their I.T. employees not-so-well. I don’t know how I would deal with the implicit expectation of 10-hour days.
Maybe this would be a good time to think about moving. M and I have toyed with the idea of going to New Hampshire. Might be a good idea to check out Boston’s job market.
What do I want to do? Something that is a combination of unix sysadmin, managing others, and killing spammers.
Now would be a great time to connect with me on Linked In if you use the service. Any and all networking is appreciated.