Tuesday, September 4, 2012

World of Discovery

I started a new job recently. I can't tell you much about the company or what we do. I signed a NDA you know, and I don't want to risk any information being a giveaway. I seriously doubt that would happen, but the market my company is in is a pretty small one as far as I can tell. Well, I suppose it could simply be small to me since I had no idea that there was such a market before I started my job search. Kind of the same way I was surprised to find that there was a market for what my last company did.

So, I'm a Linux Systems Administrator for this company, and it's been a pretty interesting and challenging ride right out of the gate. One of the most challenging aspects has been the fact that two of the team members with whom I'd interviewed quit within a couple of weeks of my starting. One guy quit (as in walked out) two weeks before my first day, and the second guy gave his two weeks notice during my first week there. Suddenly there was a lot of work to be done and a lot fewer people to do it, so the luxury of time was no longer there. This network and the technologies in use are different from anything I've ever encountered before so I really wanted that time to familiarize myself.