Moving On – About My New Gig

After 7 years full time at, I have decided to make a change.  This decision did not come easy, and I want to thank Keith Spear and the team at for everything I have learned during my time there.  I am a different person today (in a positive way) because of them.

My decision was based around the fact that my wife and I want to move out of state when we sell our house.  I knew that when we moved that I would want to find a job doing remote development.  I started thinking that if I made the change now, there would be many positive things because of it.  One, I would have a job already in place during my move, this itself would lower my stress levels of worrying about that and a move at the same time.  Two, by taking a remote job while waiting to sell my house, it leaves me closer to to help with the transition.  I in no way want to desert them and make it any harder on them.  I know that they would survive, but I want to make that easier on them.

So, where is my new gig?  I start on Monday, May 7, 2012 (the day after my wedding anniversary) working for Networx Online doing PHP development from my home.  They have a fantastic business model that allows workers the flexibility to work on their terms.  They request that I am available during normal business hours, but it’s not a hard and fast rule.  I am really excited about getting started and have already completed my first task (changing my password on the development server).

I really want to thank Keith Spear for being so completely understanding.  He showed me the upmost respect when he heard the news.  While he may not have been happy about it, he was happy for me.   He seems to support people that make a move to better themselves and lives by the saying:

“To change one’s life; Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.”
William James

Quitting gracefully is an important trait in my opinion.  Some people decide to take “Start immediately” a little to heart.  You should remember that when you are quitting, you probably had some really good times, were hopefully treated well, and there is a relationship that should be considered.  Make your change, but be respectful and don’t burn bridges.  Treat others as you would want to be treated.

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