Tag Archives: Career

5 Reasons I Love My Job (#meme15)

Pardon The Cobwebs… It’s been a.little.while since my last blog post! I’ve been busy this summer! My wife and I bought a 2 room schoolhouse built in 1904 and have been up there during most of our free time renovating it so we can open it up as a resource for all of the homeschooling […]

I’m Cheating!

“I could never go into independent consulting! It’s way to risky!!!” – That’s the typical reaction when talking to other technologists (mostly all who are better skilled than I am, it seems) about going off into the big bad and scary world of independent consulting. Truth be told, it’s where I sort of found myself […]

I’ve Joined Linchpin People

I have a new business card again – this time it says Partner, instead of “Owner”… If you recall, In June of 2011, I decided to explore the world of independent consulting and see what it had for me. I made the move for a few reasons but primarily – 1.) I wanted to manage […]

6 Reasons I Won’t Hire You

Looking for that next technology job? I’ll let you in on a little secret – six little secrets – Reasons I’ve said “no thanks” to SQL Server candidates when interviewing them for clients & employers: 1 – “I Don’t Know” isn’t a phrase you know… I ask different kinds of questions. Some are questions you’ll […]

Launching Straight Path IT Solutions, LLC

I’ve made a big decision in my career and life – I’m going to become the manager of a really difficult employee. In fact, I’m going to manage his career closely and be responsible for paying him and his success or failure will spell my success or failure. At least he is smart, charming and […]

A Song of Thanksgiving

Another Thanksgiving is fast approaching. With it, I might as well post another quick reminder of what I am thankful for. I seem to be starting a few traditions – Thanksgiving posts, Easter Posts and starting (but never finishing or posting) New Years resolution posts. Last years Thanksgiving post probably covers it all and looking back, […]

The New Adventures of Mike Walsh

Leaving So Soon? I just started the job I am at about 4 months ago. I love it. I really do – I’d probably tell you if I didn’t (some times I need to work on my filter). This is the first company I’ve worked at without a thick air of politics and clawing for […]

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