By January 11, 2008

New job!

Just wanted to say I’ve started my new job today. As most first days are at new jobs, things aren’t working right, permissions aren’t sorted out, and important people are busy, out of the office, or otherwise indisposed. Luckily I was able to start from home (I originally had been told I had to be in DC). I would have been pretty pissed to drive all the way up, only to find out that I couldn’t work on my first project due to permission problems.

Here’s the final lowdown for those of you playing along with the home game:

  1. Headquarters is in DC.
  2. I will still work from home, with trips up to HQ “as needed.”
  3. I am reporting into the VP. I met the division president during my interview; I hope the three of us get to talk about 360 games again soon.
  4. There is no timetable for a relocation to DC. However, this initial period is a “see how it goes” for my employer. All of their developers are in Texas, but they’re all on-site together. I am the only employee on the team working both remotely and in isolation. I imagine there will be a fair amount of scrutiny on my performance, especially at first.

Keep your fingers crossed, and thanks to everyone who vouched for me over the phone, in emails, and through LinkedIn.

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  1. We at Arby’s™ would like to congratulate you on your new position, which we assume will will be accompanied by a salary for which wages can be garnished if necessary.

  2. IRS says:

    Awesome! Congrats on starting the new gig. How is this going to impact the Barista-ing?

  3. drfaulken says:

    Thanks for the well-wishes. I had to say goodbye to Starbucks; I just can’t bet on making a 6PM shift if I am in DC for the day. I don’t want to put myself in a situation where I have to leave my “day job” early to be on time for a $7.xx/hr position.

    When I got laid off I explained the nature of things to my store manager, who is an ex-corporate person herself and understood. As far as I know, I can be rehired at any time as long as there is room on the schedule.

  4. Ed says:

    Well done sir.

  5. Nicki says:

    Congratulations from the 3rd floor of the blue and white building across the street from the car dealerships… 🙂 Hope all is well with you.

  6. drfaulken says:

    Thank you! It’s very time- and soul-consuming, but it’s an exciting job and I am making a difference. I need to spend some time on-site to tame my manager but that won’t happen until next week at the earliest.

    Nice to hear from you 🙂