As most of you know I have been an independent contractor for a long time, however I have been thinking of a change now for a significant amount of time. it is with some trepidation that I have stepped back into employed status. It will be a significant change to have to work for somebody again, but I am sure I am up for the challenge.
By now you are most likely wondering who has actually managed to obtain my signature, and pull me back out of a life of freelancedom. Well I have decided after much hand wringing and angst, not about the position but about the change of circumstances it will lead me into. Yes I will not be earning as much as I was as a free lancer, but there will be the security of having regular income without worrying where the next money is coming from when a contract ends. the Gaps between contracts were getting longer and longer, when you actually add up what I earned and took out Holiday time and “looking for contracts” the earnings of a Contractor are not as good as they first seem to be . Once again I digress.
After a long skype conversation with a US friend of whom I have great respect. I have joined Nexenta as a Sales Engineer, it is a completely different track for me, I have never worked for a vendor and I am really looking forward to the challenge. I have already been informed that I will be the “lead” for all things Virtual in EMEA. For those that do not know Nexenta are a Storage Company, there products are based on ZFS. now those that really know me, know that I am not as Storage person so I have a very steep learning curve ahead of me but I am really up for that. I have often stated that is my weakest part of my skill set.
So it looks like I will have to get out the sling backs as Booth babe duty looms for me at VMworld. hopefully San Fran, definitely Barcelona.