Ahhh. I finally stumble into a company growing by leaps and bounds. Problem with that is no one really knows the best way to grow.  Consequently, I was hired without defined objectives.  Furthermore, I was faced with a political landscape of contention; some people’s job being obsoleted by emerging technologies.  Can’t say I was a fan of the way employees were handled.  Regardless, I found myself implementing a new credit approval system and being thrown into emergency mode when their XBase credit approval system crashed.  “XBase” you say?  Why on earth wouldn’t they be using an SQL based system?  Especially, for something as large as they had.  You guessed it.  I was truly perplexed.  But, that wasn’t what I was thinking when I went 48 straight hours without sleep to get their system ‘limping’ again.  I thought I skipped following the DBaseII trend two jobs before.  Funny how your experience follows you. I didn’t want to be forced into that because, IMO, there’s limited to no personal growth.  Timing was perfect for me to move for personal reasons to San Francisco.  But, before I left I had two exit interviews.  My boss for which I had high praise, but her boss, not so much.  Oddly, 2 weeks later I ran into her boss at a restaurant only to be notified he lost his job shortly after my exit interviews.  I hope it wasn’t something I said.  NOT!

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