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Resignation - My Thoughts Today
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Well despite the people at the new job being very nice and the commute relatively easy (well, given that it involved one train and two separate tube lines, a few delays have to be expected) I've rapidly come to the conclusion that it's not the role for me.

I guess I'm too used to running my own projects and keeping my own hours, or perhaps it's my inability to engage with the things that matter in the finance sector (like leads and money), but after a couple of weeks of working with the team I felt very much like a polygonal peg trying to ram its way into a cylindrical recepticle. I've probably made a huge mistake as the company is definitely going places and the share options could well have been a significant windfall in a couple of years' time.

C'est la vié!

For the immediate future I plan to concentrate on the wraith packet sniffer that spikyblackcat and I intend to showcase at RailsConf Europe in September, then maybe land an early stage Rails project or try and raise some seed capital for our evolving DNS 2.0 system. The latter is coming along quite nicely now and spikyblackcat will be drawing up some of our more basic ideas into a draft for the IETF over the coming weeks: thankfully he has much more interest in that sort of thing than I do! Expect future posts on this and related topics as I'm hoping this will be a busy summer...

today I am mostly: optimistic

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angeluk From: angeluk Date: July 21st, 2007 07:39 am (UTC) (permanent link)
If it feels wrong, it probably is, and forcing yourself to stay won't make it any better.

I left one job after 3 days because I could see lots of little things that were going to wind me up to the point of becoming a major hassle. The recruiting agent wasn't too happy about that; I guess he didn't get his bonus.
feyeleanor From: feyeleanor Date: July 21st, 2007 11:50 am (UTC) (permanent link)
It's the first time this has happened to me so it's come as a bit of a surprise, but yes there seems little point sticking at something for which I'm eminently unsuited...
gothbabe From: gothbabe Date: July 21st, 2007 10:25 am (UTC) (permanent link)
Wow! This is very ironic as I was just thinking to myself, who could sort out my books better than you... and now you're possibly a 'gun - or should I say - a computational device - to hire. Thus, could I possibly hire you and your charming wife for a few days of some book-keeping and property proj management? A x
gothbabe From: gothbabe Date: July 21st, 2007 10:26 am (UTC) (permanent link)


Could you poss get back to me soon please as I'm a) desperate and b) not in the country very much ; ).... you available tomorrow?
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feyeleanor From: feyeleanor Date: July 21st, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC) (permanent link)
Well I still have four more days in the office before I'm free - and a travel card paid for through until August 2nd :)
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