New Job Announcement

Following on from my post about needing a new job, the observant among you may have noticed that I have yet to post the promised sequel about myself and my skills. That’s because I don’t need to – I have a job! I will soon start a job with IBuildings, an amazing and energetic set of people, and I’m wildly excited. They are based in London but I’ll be telecommuting most of the time.

Its been a funny few months, I’ve been very active in the PHP community, mostly because I’ve needed some professional support and they are a wonderful set of people. They have been graceful to accept my attempts to contribute to the community and have supported and encouraged me every step of the way. Through this I came to do a PHP|Abstract podcast, a talk at a BarCamp, quickly followed by being stalked and offered a job by a very good local-ish employer. I ended up passing on the opportunity because it was the kind of local that is too far and awkward to do in the rush hour for every day, however the experience was amazing and I met some great people in the process. I studied for and managed to pass my ZCE exam, and in the same week parted company with my employers of almost a year. In the last five days I have communicated with some superstars from my industry, looked over my shoulder to find the other lornajane that surely they are actually looking for, received two excellent job offers from two uber cool companies, and accepted one of those offers. I owe thanks to many, many people for the moral support, listening and general egging-on they supplied – guys, you know who you are.

After all that – I need a nice cup of tea and a sit down … :)

17 thoughts on “New Job Announcement

  1. Good stuff. I know a guy in the Netherlands who’s working for them and having a great time. I think he’s also trying to promote symfony along side the other frameworks they use!

  2. Wow, I’ve only been gone long enough to sleep and look how many people have dropped by! Rich, Chris, Rob, Saj, Ivo and Mike – many thanks for your kind words :)

  3. Hey Lorna,

    Welcome to the club! Nice to have you aboard. Though I’m in NL (I’m the guy Mike is commenting about ;) ) who knows, somewhere along the line we might be working together on stuff :)

  4. See told you you were fabulous and everyone wanted you! hope its everything you want and glad that you put off starting so that i get u all to myself for a whole week! (I realise this isnt the only reason but i like to think it is…)
    Well done you! Hugs!

  5. dotjay: hopefully you are right :)

    Caity: well how often do I get time with my sister?

    Vince: oh hello! Thanks for the best wishes, hope everything is going well for you :)

  6. Well done Lorna! I think you needed that boost of confidence, hope all goes well with the new job. Also congrats on passing your exam, I knew you would :)

    Heading home from Bangkok tomorrow morning.

  7. Tom: Thanks for adding a comment, I look forward to working with you.

    Simon: Thanks and thanks – talk to you when you get back (and figure out what time it is)

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