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Some of you may remember back in August I interviewed at a global architecture firm and thought the interview was almost a given. The timing was perfect since I had just enough time to listen to the interview casts before I had the interview. I accepted the position, gave my 4 weeks notice, and started in September.

Four months later.... things are happening, and my name is attached to them.

The short story is that the company was in the middle of a software implementation that hit some snags, largely because my predecessor did not have the experience or skills to make it happen. I've done this for smaller firms, so the larger firm with seven offices (each with its own training budget) has been a real challenge.

The job was nothing like what I expected. My technical expertise is only the tip of the iceberg. I'm spending more time organizing the efforts of my team (or shielding them from bureaucracy) than I am on technical stuff. If a technical issue actually reaches me, it's a bad one.

Even though it was nothing like what I expected, I love it and am completely thrilled that I made that switch.

I don't think I would have been as successful in this role without Manager Tools. Thanks so much to Mark, Mike, and everyone here on the forum!

cwatine's picture

Great story and contragulation.

jhack's picture

Thanks for the update, and kudos for your successful efforts!

John

tlhausmann's picture

[quote="TomW"]
Even though it was nothing like what I expected, I love it and am completely thrilled that I made that switch.
[/quote]

As it is often quoted in the MT forums...

[quote="Theodore Roosevelt"]
"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,[...] [/quote]

Well done.

WillDuke's picture

Thanks for the update Tom. It's always great to hear how people do in their new positions. It's especially fun to hear that you're doing well and enjoying it.