I was on one of the best projects ever the past few months when the manager decided I wasn't needed anymore (the scope narrowed a bit), so I got booted off. I wasn't happy about it at first (hell, I was quite pissed as I recall), but I got over it.
The cool thing? I was telling my sales woman about my next job (instead of the other way around). My 'on the job' manager loved me so much, he touted me about in the office, and I was being fought over by 3 more projects.
The uncool thing? Well, the project was one where a kid (contractor) who didn't know struts made a struts app. It was my job to clean up his mess (he was thrown out of the company). Lets see... I have one jsp that's over 10 pages of scriptlets... struts?? Heh... and I'm not mentioning the domain side (which is, by far, tons worse).
The cool thing? It's so past the deadline other people on my new bosses other projects already started, and it will be finished this week or next (I started this new job on monday).
The not cool, yet not not cool thing? Well, they have another project coming up where the architect is from my consulting firm, and that's where I'm slated to go next.
The ultra-cool thing? No coding is planned for the next like month. I'll be playing analyst AND developer on this project! That's like a step below project management. I'll be in charge of all the documentation, and the brains of the outfit. I'm quite psyched about it.
In other news, I'm taking training for some new technology to put my foot into a nich market that's in high demand. This means I work 9am till 8pm on mondays.
Aside: I wake up, change Joey's diaper just before I leave, and that's all I see of him on monday, cause he goes to sleep at 7:30... although I did have a 'daddy moment' this past monday. I went into his dark room, and he wasn't quite asleep at 8:30 (when I got home), much to his mother's dismay, but he was sucking his thumb and I came in to give him a kiss goodnight... he looked up at me, got this HUGE smile, pointed to me and said 'daddy'. Me wife was almost in tears from hearing this over them monitor.
But the nice thing about this training, is there is a 1pm-5pm training on friday, so I don't have to worry about working late on fridays.
So, wtf is up with you people?