Saturday, May 04, 2013
I started exploring some of the site as a whole after reading the article about how this is funded and such. I started thinking to myself, this is more of what I wanted to do with my QA/Management skills. But after looking over the website I could not find any job site information.
Kinda of a bummer, because I would have fun with testing this and defining new product pieces - Heck I would even do customer support for this.
Reason I am writing about this today, is I find that a lot if not almost all of my stress stems from my job and the type of career/places I have worked for since leaving AOL.
I know a lot of people who would find it hard to believe, but working for AOL was fun when I stopped worrying about my career. People let people be who they were. We had get togethers, every big holiday event had a party, we had monthly fun things, recognition was more obvious, and not limited to just one or two people. I had exposure to cultural training, a wide variety of different classes and courses. MY problem was I didn't realize what I had until I left. And has only taken me 5 years to realize that, 3 companies later.
Anyway, companies who forget that there are PEOPLE with real world lives and such and create a culture where calling someone on vacation to get an answer is accepted practice or when they have gone home for the night and are asleep, you just have to wonder. - I know someone called it almost borderline abusive with a diamond collar around your neck.