Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Big News!

The news that you have all been waiting for is this.

I have gotten a new job!

After a few months of looking I found a job at a company that surprised me with their level of IT investment. Yet they are hugely successful in the online ordering space. With quite the complex and dynamic infrastructure.

Not only is the company and the people awesome(I have been here a week now and I love it), it is in an area that I have always wanted to live in. It will be keeping my in Michigan for the foreseeable future.

Yet I am moving away from the Detroit Area.

Well still within a reasonable driving distance, but far enough away that it is possible not to have to visit it at all if I did not want to.

The picture at the end of this post is a clue as to what area I will now be living and working.

Now I am sure you are wondering.

Why did I leave my old company?

Well it is for a number of reasons that I will cover over a few posts.

It will take a few as they were the reason I had to withhold a few posts I wanted to write for all of you.

Seems they someone how put together my few visits to my blog with it being mine. Oh well. I did most of my writing at home with only my editing during lunch. I also saved everything as files and put the final post on the site with a schedule time for it to appear. Often because I had enough material to write more than one thus I often finished them close together.

Well at least I did in the past.


I know I have been lax lately in posting. Life has been busy as I have just noted. Job searching is not easy these days.

Bottom line, I felt as if I lost my voice within the team(not completely but in the eyes of a few and that is all that mattered).

I also felt there was a climate change within the department that just was conducive for me to look for something elsewhere with the hopes it would be better.

Along with I really felt I had hit a roadblock with the any opportunity to further my career.

There is a lot to cover regarding all of this and I am busy preparing to move into my new digs.

So I will go over all of this in a few posts. From dealing with recruiters and to my first ever interview as me.

It also was not the first offer I got. I actually turned down two before I took this one.

As always who I work for will remain nameless. Just as the old company will remain so.

Even if they did not feel that way.

It is an exciting time here for me.


Becca said...

Hey good for you ! Great news, really great news.

Bad news the old company finding the blog. Not nice ?

Good luck for the future !

Kelli Bennett said...

Yeah not sure how they did that since I hardly visited it at work and all my posts were scheduled to post from my home PC.

Still I am excited about the new job.

Also I fixed the image. I forgot to post the clue. It is there now. :D

Cassidy said...

Congratulations, hon! Very, very happy for you!

No snark this time (there's plenty of time for that later, after all lol) - you deserve every bit of this! I hope it is as wonderful and fulfilling as you can possibly imagine!

Mega hugs,

Stace said...

Congratulations on the job!

I found that I am fairly findable using Google. Some of my old colleagues saw the name change come past in the LinkedIn summary (I have big a network to start rebuilding), did a WTF?!, Google'd and found the blog - reading it from the start. But all that came from it (even though the early posts make me cringe) was positive comments and people telling me they never realised what I was going through.

Thankfully no one had used it against me. Such a shame that it didn't work out that way for you.

Anyway, onwards and upwards and enjoy the new environment!


Kelli Bennett said...

Actually what I did not know is that they started tracking usage. That was not an issue for me but I guess I hit the blog a few times and they put two and two together. The only thing that was told to me was to be careful what I put up there. I guess another ex-employee not only bad mouthed the company but employees as well and put trade secrets up.

As everyone here knows I hardly reveal anything about myself and I certainly did not do so regarding my company other than general experiences while transitioning.