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« on: May 09, 2015, 01:07:39 AM »

I quit Go Daddy.  I actually did it about 2 weeks ago, and I have to say that I've not slept this well in a very, very long time.  I can't reveal the details, but escaping that toxic environment was something I should have done a long time ago.  So where are we now?

I have a final interview to be the Asst. Director of IT for the City of Ft. Worth on the 21st of this month.
I finished my second interview with Riot Games in Santa Monica this afternoon to be their Director of Operations -- it sounds like the next one will be a final and face to face.   Waiting...
I finished an interview with Comcast this week to be Sr. Director of Engineering for their HQ in Atlanta.  Waiting on an interview with the VP.

It's looking pretty good, and all of those are exciting for different reasons.  I've got my fingers crossed.  smile
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 01:40:09 AM »

Wow, it sounds like a lot of exciting opportunities in the works!  You don't get that far in the interview process unless they're taking your application very seriously, so there's a good chance you'll have to weigh which of these jobs you're most interested in.

But there will be plenty of time to count the chickens after they hatch.  Until then, here's hoping for the best! thumbsup

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 01:48:35 AM »

Glad you got out of a toxic work environment. Wish you all the best with your future prospects Ron.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2015, 03:05:03 AM »

You've not been happy at GoDaddy for quite some time, Ron.

I'm really happy for you! biggrin
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2015, 10:02:34 AM »

Wish you all the best Ron!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2015, 03:18:11 PM »

Awesome. Sounds like some pretty important positions as well. Can I have a job? icon_wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2015, 03:52:07 PM »

Ron you may want to look at GM in Austin.  They got rid of all the contractors and hired a whole lot of people; two of my co-workers went there.  The pay for one guy was very good as a starting storage engineer and the benefits were excellent.  They are still hiring.  My other co-worker is an AIX person and she works 3 12 hour days from home doing AIX support; yes its full time for her.
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2015, 04:48:14 PM »

GoneDaddy.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2015, 05:03:48 PM »

Did you have to turn in the life sized cardboard cutout of Danica Patrick when you left?  Sounds like a relocation is upcoming unless you can telecommute.
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2015, 06:26:41 PM »

Congrats on quitting!  It definitely feels good to leave a bad environment.  Best of luck with the jobs!
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2015, 09:22:57 PM »

If you end up in Atlanta, we are grabbing lunch as soon as you get here!
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2015, 02:47:28 PM »

I have a friend working at GoDaddy, Jamie Adamkiewicz. Know him?
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2015, 01:18:31 PM »

Congratulations and it sounds like a move will be happening no matter what so good luck with that too!

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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2015, 05:48:52 PM »

OMG please come to Santa Monica to work at Riot!!!!  Ron + LoL + Stalker (me) =  thumbsup
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2015, 07:21:59 PM »

And I'll be just South of you at Activision.

We can discuss in person replacing these forums with something less crash prone. slywink
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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2015, 09:48:41 PM »

What if you get hired for ALL those jobs? High five! Don't spread yourself too thin.  smirk
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2015, 11:39:20 PM »

Grats on getting out of a toxic environment, and good luck with whichever new gig you land.   thumbsup
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