Sunday, April 4, 2010
Well, my friends. I've got some exciting news.
I quit my job a couple weeks ago.
Tomorrow is my first day at a new agency called Mekanism, sort of a digital production company/agency based out of San Francisco. I'll be working out of their New York office.
Why change jobs now, you ask?
As anyone who's ever jumped jobs knows, these things tend to move at a glacial pace. And this one was no exception.
Remember when I was going through that horrific Microsoft pitch about a year ago? You know, this one?
Well, right about that time I decided that I wasn't interested in trading my sanity for a paycheck. So I started reaching out to some old friends, just to see what was out there. And I began talking pretty seriously about coming on board full time with Mekanism.
The only catch was that I couldn't leave JWT before September, or I'd have to pay them back the money they spent relocating us to NYC. So I bided my time.
During that time, JWT finally listened to my cries of anguish, and transferred me off Microsoft, and onto...
But here's the thing. Working on diapers was the most fun I'd ever had working at JWT. Which made leaving a lot harder than it would've been a year ago.
Problem is, working on diapers was the most fun I was likely to ever have working at JWT. So it was time to go.
Anyway, it took until March to finally close the deal. And now, here we are, on the eve of a new adventure.
Luckily, I caught a cold during my going away party, so hopefully I'll make a great first impression by getting everyone sick.
Wish me luck dudes.
P.S. Oh, about that picture. This is how they shoot close-up shots of diapers. It's one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen in my life.
Posted by s. moe at 6:54 PM