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CHAPEL
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So it looks that after 16 years working at IBM, I have finally decided to leave the fold. It's been a couple years brewing in my mind, but I believe that I had gone as far as I could in my current position, and if I wanted some serious growth potential, that the jump off the Big Blue island was warranted.

Next week I start my new career at a great software start-up called SailPoint, who works on Enterprise Identity Management software for the cloud. It's a nice promotion for myself(along with a lot more dough) So that lessens the anxiety of leaving what I considered home for so long. I've worked with some of the most professional and smart individuals on the planet, and I will miss them all tremendously.

So right now I am about equal parts excited and scared! Wish me luck.

ONCE MORE UNTO THE BREACH!


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Good luck in your future path Michael.
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Good for you. I wish you all the best.
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Change is good. Enjoy the move and good luck!

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SailPoint has clearly mastered the art of buzzword assembly. You will do well there!
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Nice option if you can do it.
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How will this affect the Austin Burger geeks unite monthly meetup? Edroz is already wussing out... whistle
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hamzy wrote:
How will this affect the Austin Burger geeks unite monthly meetup? Edroz is already wussing out... whistle


The new location is a bit off the beaten path, but the Burger's call is a strong one.
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What, BGG wasn't hiring?

As a fellow 16-year software engineer at a corporate high-tech dinosaur, I understand exactly the mix of fear and excitement that comes with such a jump. Good luck!
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SailPoint? More like Sun Stream.

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Sixteen years is 10 years longer than any single place I've worked at! Alas, jumping jobs appears to be the only real way to get actual raises - good for you.
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I'm taking my stapler.
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Good luck!! I changed up 1.5 years ago and have never looked back.

Enjoy!!
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Good for you! I foresee a job change in my future for similar reasons. Change is a good thing, right?
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Now to clean out my desk and file cabinet of 16 years. What fun stuff will I find? I still haven't identified the center item yet. I think it might be some kind of a coffee cup coaster.

 
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Mike, that's obviously part of your pen cup.

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Congrats! thumbsup

It's a big step moving on like that. I've found that I tend to get "comfortable" at my jobs. I was at my last job for just over 5 years, have been at my current one for over 6 now.
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Congratulations, good luck, and try to have a back up plan.
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Dude! It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs.

*edit* Oh, center item...
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hamzy wrote:
How will this affect the Austin Burger geeks unite monthly meetup? Edroz is already wussing out... whistle

Ha! I use to work out near SailPoint's office. It is a long way off from most of the Austin burger hotspots. And traffic is not great.
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Good luck, Chapel. I'm happy for you.

I could never leave my job. I have no other skills besides what I do now. Well, maybe modelling.

Is there a burrito joint near your new job?
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futhee wrote:


Is there a burrito joint near your new job?


There is a burrito/taco joint within 800 feet of any point in Austin.
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MWChapel wrote:
There is a burrito/taco joint within 800 feet of any point in Austin.

OK, fine, time to plan a trip.
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You might want to give that middle item a closer look. They have recently found previously unknown digital arts from Andy Warhol on such a thing.
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