work update

It’s an unwritten policy on this blog that I don’t write about work (perhaps it’s a written policy now that I just wrote it) but this week it seems worth saying something. Last Friday was my last day as a Software Quality Assurance Manager at a large software maker after almost 8 years of working there. I generally enjoyed working there, and certainly enjoyed almost all the people I worked with, especially my team, but I was offered a really cool-sounding new position in the technology department of a Minneapolis-based enormo-retailer. I wasn’t really looking for anything new but I got a call a couple of months ago from some people I know at the retailer, and after a number of chats over coffee and a day and a half of intensive interviewing, including a full psychological profile, I was offered this new job. It seems like a great step forward for me professionally, plus the chance to work for a very progressive and expanding company, and also a considerable boost financially.

So as I said, I finished last Friday, which was rather strange. Strange to be leaving an office where I have spent a lot of time and energy, strange to be saying goodbye to some good friends, and strange to be stepping into something of an unknown and away from something of a comfort zone. I’m off all this week, between jobs, which is great timing to get more time with Dara and Toby, plus my mom and little brother while they are in town. New job starts next week!

2 Responses to “work update”

  1. Emma says:

    … and yes, readers, I have already purchased my (first pair of) celebratory shoes!

  2. Will says:

    Congratulations & Good Luck Andrew! I hope everything goes well for you – next week!


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