Saturday, July 09, 2005

The Start of Something Big

Well, I can finally mention some news of note. I put in my two week notice at Whirlpool Corporation on Friday. I have been working there for about 5.5 years permanently, but I had interned there as well since Feb of 1996. So after almost 10 years, I decided it was time to experience something different.

I would not stop anyone from working for Whirlpool. From what I saw in the time I was there, was most of their employees were treated well. And the experiences you gain are wonderful.

So, now I am moving to Seattle to work for Amazon.com. I am very excited and very nervous. I definitely have a concern that I am getting in over my head, going from a web developer in research at a manufacturer to working as a software developer for production systems at the largest online retailer with some of the brightest minds in the business. This is my first real test and I look forward to acing it.

To be honest, the biggest worry for me right now is selling the house. But that is mostly out of my control. I have done what I could in the last 3 years to make changes in the house for the better. But we shall see.

4 comments:

Jay Heuer said...

I'll miss you, Aaron, don't be a stranger. :-)

Ish said...

Outstanding. I'm excited for you, and think it should be a good challenge. Bring an umbrella!

Reverend0 said...

I am excited. The most difficult part of the decision is leaving the great people you work with everyday behind. Always have remember, that they aren't gone, just further away. Which isn't much is the digital age.

Princess Blogonoke said...

Wow! Neato! Does that mean you'll get us stuff at a discount? Can I get cheap anime and manga?

I wish you all the luck in the world!

Don't forget my wedding!