Alkahest my heroes have always died at the end

November 12, 2007


Filed under: Personal — cec @ 10:55 pm

I started thinking through why I didn’t care for management at my last job and as is often the case, I wrote it down to help me think it through.  It’s probably not worth posting the reasoning, but I did decide that most of the things I disliked about my most recent management job were due to the environment and not management itself.  Don’t get me wrong, management’s not something I enjoy, mostly because it’s a lot of hard work – at least if you are conscientious about it.

That said, today, I did agree to give it a shot at the new place.  There are quite a few reasons for this.  Probably the biggest is that I inherited my father’s sense of responsibility – if you see a job that needs doing and you can do it, then get started.  Other reasons are that it really will make the office a better place; it’s a small company and so diversifying my role makes sense; they were extremely flattering when asking; and finally, I’m grateful to the company, my boss and the president of the company for encouraging me to come work for them.

That last one sounds a bit silly, but they really did encourage me to join them, they had a lot of patience with my initial hesitance and I am significantly happier now than I was before.  At least for now, there’s probably not much they could ask that I wouldn’t at least try.


  1. Hey, congrats! You’ll have to keep us posted on how it goes. 🙂

    Sounds like your father is a good guy.

    Comment by etselec — November 13, 2007 @ 9:21 am

  2. Thanks – I’m not quite certain that congratulations are in order, but I’ll keep you posted. Oh, and yes, my father is a good guy. It was hard to recognize that growing up, but that’s probably the case for everyone. He is definitely the most responsible and dependable person I know.

    Comment by cec — November 14, 2007 @ 7:35 am

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