Thus ends a decade…
Well, it is with mixed emotions that I am writing to let you know that after 10 years with Xerox Corporation, today is my last day.
Up until a year ago I had the privilege of working with two of the best manager/leaders I’ve ever known and we accomplished some great stuff together. Sadly (for me) they both moved on to greener pastures and the new leadership has a different vision than theirs.
I’ve been telecommuting for 14 months now, maintaining and writing for the FCP blog, working about 2/3 time, and being a stay-at-home dad, but I was recently made an offer that I had to refuse: returning to full-time onsite work with a number of new and less-that-pleasant responsibilities.
I respectfully declined.
My goals are to help raise my daughter and to advance my writing skills and career, neither of which would benefit (in fact, quite the opposite) from this change.
So…falling back on my old dad’s mantra of “I was looking for a job when I found this place…” I let them know that I had to say no to their offer. (I actually suspect that was the real goal of the offer anyway.)
Your prayers are, as always, appreciated, as well as any leads you might have for book sales, writing markets, of folks in need of a professional (but reasonably priced) copy-editor.
With the total support and encouragment of my uber-awesome wife, I’m hopeful and optimistic that this is the push I’ve needed to get my writing to cruising altitude.
Like I always say, “People who tell you ‘don’t quit your day job’ never do!”
PS – Anybody wanna buy a book? LOL!