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Career Envy

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As you all know I’m into most of the social networking sites, you can find me at Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn on a regular basis. And it’s been great “reconnecting” with past colleagues.

But when I look at my list of contacts, I get a large amount of career envy. Just some of the titles my ex-peers hold:

  • Director of IT
  • CIO
  • Vice President of IT
  • Financial Controller
  • CTO
  • Owner of their own consulting business

And here am I, peasant worker bee for a big conglomerate. I know some people will say ‘but you moved across an ocean etc’ and that might be true, and might even be a ‘big deal’ but ultimately I’m about to turn 43 and I am just another programmer on the treadmill. How come all these guys did so much better than me?

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December 5th, 2008 at 9:57 am

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Tired of Being Sick

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I assume there must have been a time when I didn’t feel sick but I can’t remember it. My first abscess/MRSA encounter was in November and I’m not sure I was sick before then so that’s probably when it all started. Since then of course I had the second abscess/MRSA deal and now a cold that has lasted a week and shows no sign of getting better. And my stomach hasn’t recovered from the first round of antibiotics, it’s been upset now for two months.

Maybe it’s no coincidence that I turned 42 in December, I was told that at 40 the body would deteriorate rapidly but perhaps I am just off by 2 years. Too bad I didn’t know or maybe I would have done something with those ‘extra’ two years. Yeah, I know, I would still have wasted them.

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January 23rd, 2008 at 12:55 pm

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