Work is good.
It’s not exactly what I thought it would be based on the job description, but i would say that no one should take that as a bad thing.Â It’s definitely more work than I thought it was going to be at first blush, but keeping me busy is usually something that people need to try and do, so I’m not complaining about that.
That, and it’s nice to have a job with a regular schedule, and get paid to the point that it looks like we don’t (in general) have to worry about basic needs anymore.Â We can get by, and we don’t have to be nervous about whether or not we are going to be able to pay bills.
I am thankful for that peace of mind in more than one way.
I went from basically being a software tester to being a product manager in the span of about two weeks or thereabout.Â What happened is that I started asking a few questions that didn’t have any answers, and when it came time to figuring out who was going to anser them, the basic response was that I was going to be the one who was going to do so.
Neat-o.Â So I’m now basically the guy in charge of what’s called Lutheran Service Builder, and it’s a software product that scheduled to come out sometime in the late part of this year.Â There’s a lot going into its development as an application, and a lot of work that needs to be done in testing and promoting and all kinds of areas that I didn’t originally think I was going to get into, but now it’s kind of exciting to be able to flex a little bit and work into all different areas of the existence of the product.Â I think the end goal is that I will be the ultimate “go-to” guy when it comes to the product, and that is perfectly fine by me.Â I’ll even get to use my mad presentation skills sometime this summer when we begin making presentations on what it is and how it works.Â It’s very exciting.
I have more to say about other things, of course – including the demise of my couch – but I will get to those in other posts tonight.