Posted on January 2nd, 2006 in Uncategorized by jed

After 5 years at the little phone company, it was time for a change. I quit and went to work as a Course Developer and Trainer for IronPort Systems. It is an awesome terrible place to work with a really great product. The more I learned about e-mail security, the more amazed I was about how innovative and good IronPort appliances are.

Then, about 5 weeks after getting hired into a team of 6 people, they laid off 4 of them (technically, only 3 were laid off and one was a contractor who had already been planning to work less). Looking back, I can’t believe I hung in there as long as I did. I stayed for 9 more months. I wouldn’t have been able to do it at all if it weren’t for the one colleague that was left behind with me. When I think back over my time there, the only good memories are working with her. Somehow we held things together, and even grew the training business. But after getting continually pounded with more and more work without any real recognition, I decided I’d had enough and walked away. I am so glad I did, cause at the time I really had no clue how terribly unhappy I was.

Network Physics LogoNow I work for Network Physics. The people I work with are great and I am much more a part of a functional (and fun) team than I have been in a long time. And it helps that the product is pretty great too (although a bit complicated sometimes, but that just makes training it more of a challenge).

If you want to take a look at what I do, head on over to my company’s website and check it out. Download and try the NetSensory Virtual Appliance, a version of our product that I helped get into VMware and market online for only $5K (our normal appliance retails for $30K).

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