Moving On

So, I recently left my job at v1Labs. There are a number or reasons for my decision to move on, but in the end it boiled down to a feeling. I just didn’t feel that I was where I wanted/was supposed to be at this point in time. While the money WAS good, I am currently debt free and so decided to take a risk and go elsewhere. ’Elsewhere’, in this circumstance, ended up being Sampling Technologies, Inc., a position I was referred to by my old boss at Satlantic. They are a local startup that does marketing and data presentation for pharmaceutical companies. I think the work they are doing is fairly interesting, and the people here feel… passionate is how I would put it. People are here because they believe in what the company was doing, rather than just putting in the 9-5 and picking up their paycheck.

Right now, I am doing more general IT and the automation of backend tasks, along with some DB work (biggest DB I have worked with by far). The plan is for me to eventually move into more actual development (Java) as more and more background tasks become automated. Sure, I might be starting out at the bottom, but I am fairly confident that I will be able to work my way up.

A month and a half in, and I am not regretting it (though I do miss some of my coworkers from v1 at times). There is a lot of stuff to learn and do, and more importantly, a lot of DIFFERENT things to learn and do. I interact with more than just developers on a regular basis. I actually get to interact with customers. I love interacting with both of them, and at the end of the day I feel like I have solved problems for real people.

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