Fri - May 23, 2008 : 04:36 pm
I've been pondering on how I am to write about this without seeming haughty or prideful, because quite honestly, I feel nothing more than blessed beyond words.
When I was offered this job, it just felt right. Six months previous to my being offered this job, I was offered another job in SLC which seemed right in every aspect but the fact that it was in SLC. I decided I'd take it, but after making the decision, it did not feel right. It just didn't jive with my mojo, ya know?
Well... I've been at Nature's Way now for almost a full year.
We've got a new server, a new website, a new sales reporting system, and I'm working on getting the website admin system up. Life is good.
If you didn't get it in the video, might I say that today two of the three owners of this multi-million (possibly billion) dollar company came to my office to tell me what a great idea it was to hire me.
First, the CEO came in smiling and said something to the effect of, "In the executive meeting today, lots of good words were said about you."
Then, just a couple of minute ago, the CFO came in and he, being a bit more of a relaxed guy said, "Scott (the President of Marketing) said, 'Hiring that guy was the best decision.... He has saved us so much money.'"
What wonderful words to hear in this time of economic trouble in the USA.
Anyway... I just thought I'd write this down. I almost wanna celebrate.
Also, for those of you who don't know, Nature's Way was a 100% microsoft shop. The website was served on an IIS server running Windows Server 2003, using ASP and MSSQL as the scripting and database technology.
It now uses Gentoo Linux as the OS, running Apache as the server. The scripting language is PHP and it's connected to a Postgres database. All open-source, 100% free software.
Yeah, I'd say we're saving a load of money from the change.
Thank you, open source technology. You're paying my bills quite well these days.
Maybe I should ask my boss if he could throw in a turbo-charger for my Mustang as a "thank you." *wink wink*