As some of you that follow my blog have inferred from my posts, I have a new job. I started with alwaysBEthere, Inc. as Director of Technology. alwaysBEthere was a client of mine for several years, and I was offered a full time job. Switching from a contractor (I was a contractor for over 5 1/2 years) to an employee again wasn’t that hard for me. As part of joining the company, I made it a requirement that I be able to work for home, so that part didn’t change. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis with a small office here in San Diego. So while I have the option of going into our office, I only do it now and again; I find that I can get much more work done at home without having to commute.
So what do I do? I don’t have much of a clue on a day to day basis! I handle all kinds of requests ranging from our internal IT to working on projects that could affects customers. Now that I’m six months into it, I feel like I’m finally getting a handle on part of my job.
What will the next six months bring? I don’t know. Do I have any regrets about not being self employed anymore? Not really. I didn’t become self-employed out of choice, but out of necessity (the last company I was with didn’t have any work for me and frankly, I was bored, so we parted on good terms). I stayed a contractor because I was doing well and didn’t think I could find a job with as much flexibility as I had. I like what I’m doing and it presents much different challenges from when I was self-employed. As long as I’m challenged and feel like I’m accomplishing something, I think I’ll be happy.