Well I kind of stopped updating my job dilemma string of posts right now because I really didn’t want to make anything more overwhelming than it already is as far as companies, but figured I’d give an update on the whole situation and maybe apologize for my instability yesterday morning. This is probably more for my benefit than my readers, but I think it will be interesting to look back at my thought process during this point in my life and see how well I made decisions. So anyway here goes.
Type of Company : Energy Company
My Role : Part of development team, but would have a good say in what we are doing. Would actually being using some fairly outdated technologies for the most part with just a little bit of the latest technology. Also in unregulated arm of Energy holding company so it’s a lot more fast paced and exciting. They are growing like crazy, expected work hours are 50 hours per week
Type of Company – Smaller company that develops software for 401ks, pensions, and payroll
My Role – I would be part of a growing development team. Top notch all the way around, would be using latest and greatest, very intelligent people, very developer centric. Top of the line equipment, could wear shorts and t-shirts to work, looks it would be a blast to work there.
Type of Company – Big Health insurance company
My Role – I would be the top person for a department of 15 people – in fact I would be by FAR the most technically savvy person in this department. So I would have a lot of say in how we solve problems, but the technology is a couple years behind on the programming side and 15 years behind on the database side. Those technologies I would not be able to change.
As part of my series of what the heck should I do with my career oh my goodness too many decisions multi-part post hosted here on My Financial Journey I figured it would help the one or two readers who try to stumble through this horrible rant of babbling nonsense on which job I should take to know what is truly important to me in a job.
To summarize the most important thing to me when I am looking for a job is what is going to be best for my family. This can have many different implications ranging from: