Thursday, April 26, 2007

Buy me a Pink Cadillac

Today is my last day at Ariamedia. I was recently offered a position developing software for Mary Kay, and I will start on April 30.

It's been a tough decision to leave. I enjoyed working at Ariamedia, and met a lot of awesome, very talented individuals. I'm sure I'll be hearing about all of them in the future. My team has been on a push to get the software development lifecycle more agile (Scrum specifically), and I'm very glad to have been a part of that. I was also a big part of getting our source control moved to Subversion. I'm definitely glad I was involved with that - I'll never go back to SourceUnSafe and now, I don't have to.

Choosing Mary Kay was a big decision for me. I've never worked in a corporate environment. I've never had to wear a tie to work. So, that will be interesting.

I'll be glad to be working with a good friend of mine, as well.

I also had another very enticing offer that, while I didn't accept, I was very flattered to have received, and I'm glad to know that avenue is open to me. However, after looking at the choices that I had, and where I'm at in life, I'm happy with my decision.

Leaving a job is difficult. I've made friends, learned new things, and done a lot of (I hope) good work. You always leave with projects unfinished, but I know that I'm leaving them in very capable hands.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

2 comments:

Anderson Imes said...

Leaving always sucks. It'll be good to have you around again to tell me my crap sucks and I don't test well enough.

Nic Webb said...

True that.

Don't you have testers to tell you that already?