TMS' new job in NYC - Week One's End
by, May 7th, 2010 at 09:45 PM (1044 Views)
This has been a crazy week and I survived! Today was rather productive and they are pleased with me. I have been wondering how I would feel about all this at the end of my first week.
I was dreading having a head full of regrets but I am happy to say it is just the opposite! I will probably continue to bitch and moan about the commute but I can see myself getting used to it - if for nothing else just because I believe in this company and am excited to get there every day. I cannot believe I am not burnt out.
It is apropos that this is happening in the spring time as this is now an official start of a new life for me.
Besides my super easy old job, I have been consulting since 2003. For my side projects I started out charging way too little and putting way more hours than I care to mention on some projects that made a lot of other people money. However, I always stood firm that my name be attached to every splash screen as well as in the module properties tab (or get info for Mac) as well as on their websites.
Slowly but surely, I got a great reputation and my name got around. Well known programming houses started using me so I could charge more. The projects started getting more difficult and the snowball grew.
While the company I now work for has used one of my products from my old job since 2002, they only started using me as a consultant two years ago. Last year I made bank from them. Boss #1 and #2 and I have been working together for a lot longer than just 1 week. It was last year's project that finally tipped the scales. These are great people to work with and for.
I will be so disappointed in myself if I let them down.