Yup. I quit my job with Pegasus Solutions. I gave my notice yesterday morning. I’ve been with Pegasus 4 years and 8 months. Definitely a long time for an IT person. I’ve been doing a mix of production support and enhancement work. It was fun, challenging, and satisfying for a long time. Then things changed and it was no longer any of the above. I really like the people I work with and will miss them.
The new gig is at Custom Credit Systems. Custom Credit Systems is a very small company that writes commercial loan applications for the larger banks in the U.S. I’ll go into more details on my job at CCS after I start, but the job will be pure development. No more support. No more pager. Freedom to sleep at night without the fear of the pager waking me up.
Look for more on CCS in early December. My last day at Pegasus is Tuesday, November 30.
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Congratulations on the new job, hopefully the new environment will work out better. I’m in the same situation at my workplace, although I’ve only been there for just over a year now. In that year I’ve see two managers and three developers on just my team leave on their own. The IS division as a whole (about 150 people) sees one or two people leave per week and maybe one per month get hired.
Following the blog trail from Baker’s site got me here…as a fellow IT worker I support your move to CCS and away from electronic leashes. Curiosity hit me…what type of system (presumably mainframe) does CCS use (Tandem by any chance?).
John thanks for stopping by my site. It’s normally just a bunch of highly-opinionated crap, but you find something interesting.
I’m glad you agree that pagers are evil. Me simply saying the new job has no pager and the old job has a pager pretty much sells everyone that has had to carry a pager that I made a good move.
I can’t speak intelligently yet on the new job enough to be sure, but I’m fairly certain that we don’t do anything with a mainframe other then pull/push data to one if the bank uses one. For the CCS parts of the system we run everything off a Linux server we install at the clients data center. From what I know somebody at CCS will install and configure the OS. Then install and configure Tomcat and MySQL.
I start this coming Thursday, Dec 2nd. Check back here in a week or so and I can get more specific.
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