I quit the other day. It was actually more difficult then that sounds. I wrote the letter and sent it to my boss. I swear it took me 20 minutes to write it. It consisted only of three sentences.
The hard part of quiting was leaving my friends. Its one thing to leave co-workers. That sucks too because they may be counting on you being there to solve problems and help guide future direction. But I left my friends too. That really hurt.
A couple of days after I quit, this news release came out. It seems that it is now public knowledge that SkillSoft bought my company… a company that bought my company years before. I guess the real thing there is that neither of the companies in question were mine. I kinda forgot that. I was just along for the ride.
Considering the above, the real question is what am I leaving? Here’s the thing; my next job is working full time for some friends of the family; doing Ruby development. Specifically, the project makes use of the RubyOnRails framework. I turned down higher paying Java architect positions for this Ruby software development one. In other words, I’m buying into the Ruby hype now like I did the Java one 11 years ago.
The party will start on November 13th. I’m hoping this one will last at least as long as the previous…