Saturday, 9 April 2011
Like Wil Wheaton said...
There are a million blog posts in my head, at any one time. There are geek ones. There are life ones. There are things I know will be written and never published. There are things that should be written but they will forever ride the neurons, never to become anything other than bubbles on the surf.
On Thursday, I was thinking about how much I enjoy my current job and wondering what makes it different to the places I have been in over the last few years.
Having worked with the best of my generation, on projects that challenged us; bored us; and always taught us something, it is interesting to find a place I like to be in the midst of a big country town.
Then I read Wil Wheaton's post about winning the actor lottery and that summed it up for me too.
If you can get up each morning and look forward to work because your colleagues challenge and teach you while making you laugh until the tears seep from your eyes then that is a good job. When you know that everything you achieve in a day is helping your client do their job better or soon will be then that is a good job. When there is no stupid office politics because people just want to get their jobs done and do them well, alongside you then that is a good job.
It has been a long time since that has been fully satisfied.
Life is fun. Your attitude helps but being around positive and intelligent people helps too.
The huge difference between now and before is that my attitude is different. I don't sweat the little things. I like life. I like people. It takes a lot to stop me from smiling.
The other big variable is people. I finally work with really great people. They are secure, decent, kind, driven, pragmatic, experienced and professional.
If you want to come and work for us then do let me know. I guess I ask only one thing and it's another thing Wil Wheaton says... "Don't be a dick."