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?