Ok, so what was I thinking at the end of Sept when I decided to walk away from my InfoSec position at Cisco? I'd wanted to get into security for ages, and finally managed to get a seat with one of the best teams in the business. Silly me to leave, right?
Maybe it was the 90 mile round trip commute. Maybe it was the politics. Maybe it was the management. Likely, it was all of the above and a bunch more. They were a good bunch of people. Some of the best I've ever worked with, but Cisco wasn't the peach the recruiters said it was, and management, while good as people, were still management with their own agendas and needs that didn't always include their team's needs.
That's not a surprise really. All companies are like that. It's just that some admit it openly, while others do a better job of fooling the employees into believing they are actually an important part of the Great Machine.
Now, a few months out of work - having treated the end of 2003 as a vacation, I'm seriously into the Search for Work thing. It's surprising how many jobs there are out there, as well as how many people are looking for them.
Ah well. Such is life.