- Get to play with all the latest software (via Universal Microsoft Developers Network [MSDN] license);
- Get to play with all the latest toys (via Telecom 4U staff benefit granting me free mobile phone upgrade every 2 years and my job requires me to be contactable 24/7 so I get free broadband and a work laptop to take home every night);
- Get to attend killer training opportunities (such as Tech-Ed in Auckland and Azure Training in Sydney) for my job;
- Can work from home.
Least Favourite Things:
- About to be forced to move into Flexi-Desk work scenario. I will have no desk of my own. I will just be a number.
- Always being asked to help people on their home computers. An analogy would be, if I went to the BBQ of a doctor friend of mine and asked him to look at my misshapen boil for a free diagnosis. (I don’t have a boil, but you get the picture.)
- I used to be owner/operator of Mana Information Systems Limited. I used to be master of my own time. But, I realised I was a better developer than a manager, and couldn’t grow the company beyond my limited abilities in that area. So, I moved into full-time work. This has it’s advantages, but now I’m saddled with a huge hierarchy. Just discovered this table recently:
|CEO||Dr Paul Reynolds|
|Group Chief Technology Officer||David Havercroft||Business|
|GM Change Implementation||Claire Barber||Management|
|HO Delivery Applications||Trevor Coles|
|Manager Service Delivery & Solutions Development||Steven Burke||Line Manager|