I Love My Job!

One of my biggest complaints about being an independent consultant for so many years was that it was a significant effort to find the type of cooperative and competitive peer environment in which my skills could be tested, my guidance could be questioned and I could be pushed to continually better myself. When you’re a “lone wolf” you have to rely on yourself to push yourself, and that can be quite a challenge sometimes…

But I’ve just finished up a meeting with the architectural board (which is actually a preparatory meeting for another higher-pressure meeting tomorrow morning 😉 where I was surrounded by bright, assertive and vocal people all presenting ideas, arguing them, shooting them down, backing them up and basically all pushing each other.

And I love it!

It’s still weird not being my own boss (and my own everything) but I’m so happy that I took my new job.

And that’s a great feeling.


About ssimagine

My name is Matthew Roche, and I am a Senior Program Manager with the SQL Server product group at Microsoft. I work on Master Data Services and Data Quality Services, and have previously worked on SQL Server Integration Services. Although I work for Microsoft and will be posting on technical topics, I want to stress that this is a personal blog, and any opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. I built my career around SQL Server and Microsoft technologies for well over a decade before I joined Microsoft as an employee, and I plan on using this blog to share my personal experience and opinions. They may well be shaped by my experience on the SQL Server team, but they’re still mine, and not that of Microsoft, disclaimer, disclaimer, etc., etc..
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One Response to I Love My Job!

  1. Yeah I know what you mean Matthew. I’m still indie, but taking a salaried gig has crossed my mind more than once. If only I could find one that didn’t require me to wear pants.

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