Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
andrewducker

10 years ago today, I started a new job.

I'd had several jobs before that, and had found myself in somewhat of an uncomfortable situation, because I had some skills* that weren't terribly transferrable, where the demand was based largely in London.

So I took what was technically a step down (and a pay cut of around £2,000) to take a graduate position at my current employers, on the grounds that working somewhere that provided a long-term career, complete with training, was probably a good long-term bet.

Turns out I was right, as I'm now earning more than double what I started on, have learned huge amounts, and met some terribly interesting people.

Up until I started the new job I hadn't worked anywhere for more than 3-ish years. I find myself rather surprised to still be here 10 years later, still learning new things, and not actually bored yet**.

I wonder where I'll be ten years from now.

*Anyone remember dBase? Or Foxpro? Didn't think so.
**Ok, so I'm not excited by writing specs. But overall there's still enough variation to keep me interested.




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