This is the cover story of this weeks City Paper. That guy in the front was in my graduating class. I’ve seen Farajii on tv, on the news, representing young people at City Council sessions. He was a pretty cool guy back in High School, look at him now.
Around 2:30 this afternoon or so, my group is being replaced by a fairly large corporation. In fact the entire desktop support across the country is being replaced by this country. I’m being cryptic because it would not surprise me if on ore the other of us made a press release that would include both our companies names and then an enterprising individual would connect us, but it’s not the enterprising fellow I’m worried about. It’s more the management of our company that I’d rather not find that I blog here. It wouldn’t take much, just don’t want to show up in google searches. Anyway, there are 3 of us that provide support for a whole lot of folks… just 3 of us… supporting 1100 or so people across the country. There are a few opportunities to stay with the same company, and lots of others to go to the new company. Ideally, I transfer out to the new Cincinnati location…. in the next few weeks. It’s scarey, and uncertain, and I guess that’s it…. it’s scarey because of the uncertainty.
If you had been following Amy’s blog, you may know that we’ve been thinking about moving to Cincinnat since we found out that they were opening a new facility out there, we’d been doing some work around the house, just in preparation. I had spoke with everyone I could think of about going out there, including the CEO and CIO, and have met lots of folks that have said that there were definately opportunities but had never said you’ll be doing this, and you’ll start then. I was optimistic, but unsure. I was just being patient, biding my time.
After the meeting today, I spoke with an upper manager, a guy that’s been with the company a while, who I worked with quite a bit when I first started there and was negotiating for more money because they kept me on as a contractor for so long. He was always willing to do what was needed and he encouraged me today that he wanted to keep me and my other co-worker around and would do what he could to keep us around. We spoke regarding moving out to Cincinnati. He’s in charge of things out there from some sort and had mentioned that he’d already been in touch with the guy that would be running things. He wanted to go through my resume with me and would forward it on. He mentioned one conversation he had with the guy, in which he told him that I was the guy for the job, and he says, a recommendation from him was all that was needed. I dunno. I’m excited about that.
Scared of moving, though. Scared of leaving our friends. Scared of starting over again. But excited.
What has prompted this interest in my blog? Would you believe it if I said Microsoft? Microsoft has never really been anything to me in the blogging world. This past weekend they released a new product, Windows Live Writer. It’s a desktop blogging application that can post to my wordpress blog. It’s, as I like to say, Stupid Simple. So perhaps I can pick up the habit again. I imagine someone picking up after a messy nun. (No it’s not really relevant, but it made me smile.)
The other things that has re-ignited my interest in blogging is Matt and his newly re-vamped Christian Gamers Blog. I’m hosting it, and introducing Matt to various features of Wordpress. I’ve setup some plugins and generally assisted with layout suggestions and troubleshooting. It looks great. And maybe I can add my name to the authors list, if I can get off my butt and play some games! Perhaps he’ll add boardgame reviews…
so. trying to figure out what’s going on with the picture uploading…
Does it create a thumbnail or not?
I’m betting Matt will like this. this is misspelled.