Tuesday, July 6, 2010

even more gainful

since I last extoled the virtues of an employer, I've mercilessly cast them aside in favour of an even more virtuous employer. that's not to say the last one wasn't virtuous, for it was, and I liked it, but my new and current employer held all the cards in terms of my experience, development, and personal circumstances. if I were to have written myself a perfect job description (which I often did) while I was on the 6:10 train to user experience land (London) every day (which I was), it would have looked something like this:
  • user experience consultant
  • 10 years+ experience
  • permanent
  • salary like what I had before
  • involved in strategy for growth
  • oh, and in Norwich.
that was, effectively, the holy grail of job descriptions for me. so, it was with some surprise that I was contacted by Michael at localrecruiteragency to let me know that there was a role available that was indeed exactly that job description and was I interested. needless to say, I asked where their hands were so I could bite them off immediately. once we started talking, it was obvious (to me) that this is where I should be, and thankfully, they thought I may be worth a punt, so here I am. which is nice.

2 comments:

  1. As much as we miss you it doesn't feel right that someone is spending nearly 20 hours each week on a train to get to your office! So it's good to hear that things are going well at Foolproof.

    Have they allowed to engage in any acts of wanton but supervised urban vandalism yet, or is that sort of thing just not on in Norwich?

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  2. Thanks Brendan. 10 minutes walk is a little bit less taxing.
    No urban vandalism, but a lot of what goes in is rather wanton, and I'm not talking soup.

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