Re: Tour of Duty :)

Subject: Re: Tour of Duty :)
From: John Garison <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 16:12:12 -0500

To clarify and annotate a bit ...

I've been pretty much exclusively in software. Most companies were software-only, but a couple were hardware/software (DEC, Wang, HP) and I worked in the software side of things. Most were smaller companies. I like small companies best because I feel I can have more influence over what goes on even though there is a higher chance that the company may not be viable for long. Also, 20 of the 31+ years are as documentation manager, some of that time as the sole writer though I almost always hired people and built teams.

Most interesting, I managed to only go without a job for three weeks in the entire 31+ years - and that was when I moved back to the US after a stint overseas.

My 2¢,


Previously, I wrote:

My stats:


11 jobs, 31.5 years, so the average = a little under 3 years


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