Some of you who read the title of this post will already have a hunch what this is all about. Heraclitus seems to be the person who first stated:
Nothing endures but change.
And I can only agree with that. I remember reading a post from Nick Weaver about an important change in his professional life, and I love this quote:
By taking this position I am intentionally moving myself from the top man on the totem pole to the lowest man on the rung.
And I think that most people who have read Nick’s blog know that this wasn’t entirely the truth, especially when looking what he was able to do until now.
Well, Nick can be assured now. There’s actually on person on the team that is “lower on the rung”. That person would be me.
Time for a change!
I am joining EMC and taking on the role of vSpecialist, or as my new contract says “Technical Consultant VCE”.
I am also going to be leaving my comfort zone and leave a team of people behind that have been great to work with. I have been working at SAP for seven years now, and the choice to leave wasn’t easy. I was lucky enough to have worked with a multitude of technologies in an environment that was high paced and stressful, but very rewarding, and I want to thank all of my colleagues for making the journey interesting! Even so, it’s time for me to make a change.
I was lucky enough to get to know several people who already work in a similar role, and if there’s one thing that distinguishes them in my mind, then it would be the passion they have for their job. This was actually the main reason for me to make the switch to EMC. It’s not about making big bucks, it’s not about being a mindless drone in the Evil Machine Company or drinking the Kool-Aid, it’s about getting a chance to work with people that share a passion and are experts at what they do. It’s about the chance to prove myself and perhaps one day joining their ranks as experts.
So, while I wrap things up here at SAP, if all goes well I will be joining the vSpecialist team on October 1st, and hopefully you will bear with me while I find my way going through this change, and I do hope you drop by every now and then to read some new posts from me.
See you on the other side!