Wednesday, July 19, 2006

I've Got A Job!

This last month has been brutal for any number of reasons, none the least that I’ve been hard at work trying to line up employment.  That’s always an agonizing process, but I’ve been pretty stunned at the various opportunities which landed in my lap, including several which came out of the blue, one of which completely knocked me over.

The process of interviews and weighing options is over, though: I start work on 7/31 for NuSoft Solutions as a principal consultant in Cincinnati, Ohio.  This is an exciting position for me, and I’m chuffed about going to work for them in no small part because of great feedback I’ve gotten from Ben Carey and Drew Robbins, both of whom used to work there.

At some point I’ll write up a separate post on the long, convoluted journey I’ve had over the last six years since setting parenting as #1 priority over work.  Six months ago I was seriously wigged out about what would happen when I started to look for full-time work again — just ask James or Josh (who gave me a much needed Dope Slap some time back), as they suffered through some of (a lot of?) my whiny crap.

Now I’m nearly done with the book, and I’m pumped up about heading off to a great company to get great stuff in place for customers.

Life is good.

11 comments:

Jason F. said...

Awesome! Welcome back to the world of pointy haired bosses!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Sorry things didn't line up for us to work together on that project. We are STILL waiting to hear back from the client.

Jim Holmes said...

Thanks to both of you! Fortunately my boss doesn't appear to be too pointy headed...

Joel Ross said...

Welcome to NuSoft!

I've been working at NuSoft for a little over a year now, and before that, at Sagestone, a company that NuSoft acquired.

It's a great company, and I'm sure you'll like it here!

Dan Hounshell said...

Congrats, Jim. Hopefully it will take a while before they realize what they've gotten themselves into !!

Best of luck.

Jim Holmes said...

Joel: Thanks! I'm looking forward to meeting and working with lots of folks in the company.

Dan: Uh, thanks. I think. :D

Ben said...

Congrats! NuSoft will be lucky to have you.

chris anderson said...

Congratulations!

Brian H. Prince said...

Awesome news! I know you had a great selection to pick from. I only wish I had had a spot open, as I think it would be cool to work with you.

Will you get a company car? ;)

Jim Holmes said...

Ben and Chris -- thanks much!

Brian: no, no company car. Can I use yours?

Drew Robbins said...

Congratulations! Good luck with your new gig.

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