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Employed again
I mentioned recently that I was laid off on Friday, March 28. Today I started a new job - with Sling Media. I'll be working with Sling as a contractor, as a Senior Project Manager. Right now it is a short term contract, but I'm hopeful that it may eventually parlay into a permanent engagement.

I'd had conversations with Sling on and off for a long time now about potentially joining the company, including in person at CES. And recently the suggestion of working as a part-time contractor had come up as a possibility. By coincidence they contacted me on March 28th, just after I'd been told I was laid off, to see if I was still interested in doing some part-time work. Since I found myself with a sudden surplus of free time we expanded the contract terms beyond the part time work. The timing couldn't have been better.

I'm a long-time Slingbox user myself, and a big fan of the company's products and direction, so I'm very excited to be working there. And I'm hopeful that this contract is only the beginning of a long-term engagement.

I'm working from home for now, and for the foreseeable future, but if this does become a permanent gig it seems likely that I would move to the Bay Area to work in the home office.

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pockyman From: pockyman Date: April 7th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Congratulations, man! ^_^
mackys From: mackys Date: April 7th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)


Sounds like an awesome job.
nou From: nou Date: April 7th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Congratulations! All sounds very positive.
blackcoat From: blackcoat Date: April 7th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Hey, grats!
jarodrussell From: jarodrussell Date: April 7th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Glad to hear things worked out for you!
weaktwos From: weaktwos Date: April 7th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Hooray! I'm so happy to hear this. I certainly hope such a gig works out for you.

And hey, if you need someone to be a slingbox guinea pig...;-)
stophittinyrslf From: stophittinyrslf Date: April 7th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Woo! Congrats!
krellis From: krellis Date: April 7th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)


Adding my congrats to the pile, it's good to hear you found something, and so quickly. Here's hoping it works out longer-term!

Edited at 2008-04-07 11:12 pm (UTC)
jumblies From: jumblies Date: April 8th, 2008 12:07 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Congrats! May there be more sunshine in your life! ;D
(Well.. it's always been sunny when I was in the Bay Area!)
solipsistnation From: solipsistnation Date: April 8th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Whoo hoo, cool.

If you get flown out here for stuff, let us know so we can meet you somewhere.

lizzielizzie From: lizzielizzie Date: April 8th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
qedrakmar From: qedrakmar Date: April 8th, 2008 05:35 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Sweet, dude! Glad to hear it!
nilasae From: nilasae Date: April 8th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yay, congratulations!
gothgeekgirl From: gothgeekgirl Date: April 10th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Wonderful news! Congratulations!