A new chapter begins… TODAY!

On January 10th, 2008, my ‘brother-in-beer’, Devin Olson, posted a entry on his blog entitled “Bleeding Yellow”. It explained his love of Lotus Notes and announced his new position at Lotus 911. I posted a comment on it congratulating him and lamenting my plight. I went for an interview that day for a great job, but one that was not in Lotus Notes. I felt his pain. It IS hard to find a job in Michigan in Lotus Notes/Domino. I was doing what I needed to do for my family, even if it meant leaving Notes/Domino. Devin replied in the comments, “I understand about protecting your family. I’ll keep on praying for you brother.”

Well, because of your prayers, the prayers and thoughts of others, and some help from a different kind of Lord, I’m heading to my orientation at a new company this morning!!!

Yes, I’m working again, and I’m still using Lotus Notes/Domino!!! I’m still BLEEDING YELLOW!!!

I don’t know how much I can say about where I’m working so far. (I’ll ask at orientation.) I can say that this is a great position at a great organization. I get to stay in Michigan also.

I don’t want to take anything away from the other offers I received. (I was especially intrigued with one from a well known company in the Lotus community.) Everything was just a matter of timing, and during Lotusphere, while I was keeping track of everything that everyone else was doing, I was getting this great offer.

Hopefully, I will be able to speak more about it later, but for now, THANK YOU ALL for your efforts, your thoughts, your prayers, your words of encouragement, and for putting up with me. The new door opens today, and all of you were the key to unlock that door! Now let’s go start that next chapter, shall we?

  • Jess Stratton

    SO glad to see you happy. Emoticon Popping your swag in the mail today, too!

  • Awesome news Ray! Keep us all posted man! Prayer works man!

  • Ray, man, that is SO cool! Congrats on your good fortune!


  • Congratulations! I’m glad everything worked out for you.

  • Congratulations!

  • Congrats, Ray! Glad you’re still bleeding yellow!

  • Awesome news Ray! Congrats dude!Emoticon

  • Excellent news, Ray. Truly excellent… Can’t wait to hear more of the details as and when you can tell us more. Emoticon

  • Great news! I’m really happy for you, Ray.

  • Congratulations, Ray, and good luck in your new adventure…

  • This is good… I didn’t wanna have to come and deprogram you anyway.

  • Freaky! I started my new job today too ..!
    Congratulations Ray. I wish you the very best of luck in your new role. It’s also great to hear that you still bleed yellow … Emoticon

  • Kick ass Ray. Good things come to good people man. And like I told you before, this is going to work out so much for the better you’ll be amazed!

    I missed you at Lotusphere, but if this was the result, I can wait for a cigar with you until next January.



  • WOOT!

    I am so happy to hear this news! I believe a celebratory dance is in order. See you friday at Fort Street!


  • Excellent news my friend… well deserved

  • Congrats Ray!!! Emoticon

  • Congrats Ray, I’m a little behind the times, but well deserved.


  • Naturally, I know where you wound up. But I’ll keep my lips sealed just in case you need to keep things on the QT.

    Hope things are going well over there. Enjoy watching the deer through the cafe windows during lunch!

  • Hurrah! Very good news Emoticon

  • Congratulations Ray. I am so glad that you have found somewhere you are happy to be. I hope it is all you could wish it to be.

  • Ray good for you!!! I’m glad you will still bleed Yellow, just I wish it would have been somewhere else if you know what I mean. I’m selfish what can I say!!!!
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  • scott

    glad to hear about your new job buddy!! sounds like you’ve finally gotten something you deserve :){ Link }