One year ago this week, my younger son had just graduated from college and landed his first full-time job. He was a Software Engineer, developing systems marketed to travel agencies for a small division of a large global company. It was a great first job. He worked hard, and learned a lot.
Just one year later, he accepted a new position! He's now a Software Engineer at a startup in California. They work in the mobile application space, are a very young company, and are based in San Francisco.
My son sold off his car, and most of his larger possessions, then shipped out the rest. We dropped him off at the airport last week, and now he's moved. It seems so quick...
He sent back a few emails, so we know he's enjoying himself so far. He's found some interesting places to eat, has already connected with the volleyball community in his area, likes his work environment, and has a nice apartment. Life is good.
While we are sad that we won't see him as often, we know that this was an opportunity that he just couldn't refuse. It's right up his alley, doing the kind of work that he loves doing. And it's in a great part of the country.
My wife and I are very, very proud. We'll miss him, and we look forward to his visit back home for the holidays.
|My name is Joe Strazzere and I'm currently a Director of Quality Assurance. |
I like to lead, to test, and occasionally to write about leading and testing.