Wednesday, April 16, 2008

New Work Place...

I made the leap...I will be giving notice at my current work place on Friday. I will be headed to a high tech (bleeding edge) high caliber company as a project manager. The interview process was extensive and I do have this feeling of honor that I was chosen. I will give two weeks and take one week for myself, so my start date will be 5/13!

My current co-workers are not going to be happy. I really don't want this to sound like I'm full of myself but I truly know that for the most part, I was a big part of the reason for the project's successes so far. People knew that they could depend on me to get the job done. My staff knew that I would protect them. This is the only bad part to this move, I feel like I will be letting them down. However, I know this is the right decision.

In fact, I'm having a very hard time already not wanting to tell numerous people what I truly think of the company and some of the "policies". For example, when I was interviewing they said "oh, you vest immediately"...what I didn't know is that really you have to be here for one year to qualify for match...then you have to be hear for another year to be eligible for match and then upon manager's discretion sometime in the summer they will match (smaller percentage) of your 401K. So I've been here for 2.5 years and received ZERO match so far...but I'll vest immediately if it were to be matched...LOL. I even pointed out that this is essentally a 3 year vest program and they just didn't get it. The worst part is if they do it to try to keep people, they really need to match at a much larger percent to make it worth it. Plus, money I've never seen on my statement is a ton easier to walk away from. This is one of MANY examples.

I always have a little fear when I start a new job...what if they figure out that I have no clue what I'm doing...what if they don't like me...what if I don't like them...what if they lied about average work week of 40-45 hours...what if I fail. The difference with these fears is that I have control over making them not turn into reality. I like fears that I can control.