Got a New Job

I’ve been unhappy at my job for a while, despite some great coworkers. The problems  really boil down to unmet expectations - I wasn’t doing much active development. Even though I pushed for a more active role on the team, I felt unfulfilled and decided to look for a new job. I gave notice Tuesday and was told I could go home right away.

My new job starts Monday. This is a small startup where openness is part of their culture. For instance, they have a blog and are very much in contact with their users. Awesome! I got to meet the cofounders and some of the employees before I signed and I think it’s going to be a way better fit for me.

I’m going to be doing work that fulfills me and that exercises my expertise. I’m somewhat specialized in iOS and mobile user interfaces, so I did turn down a few job offers while I was looking. There was no point leaving where I was to join a team doing something other than what I really want to do. In the end, I found what looks like a perfect job. Specialization meant that I had to wait a few more weeks, but in the end, it was worth it.

In the end, patience paid off. I’m very excited to start my new job Monday!


Posted on August 26, 2011