I haven’t talked about where I’m at with my job for a while, so here’s a quick little update.
This is going to get a little techy for a minute, so if you don’t have patience for that then move along. I’m still working as a systems admin. I’m focused primarily on VMware and maintaining our server infrastructure. I don’t interact with my boss very frequently, so I’m actually really enjoying my job. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to say that at this organization. I’m learning a lot because our previous VMware guy left suddenly a few months back. I’m not certified in VMware at all, so I’m learning as I go. It’s been a lot of fun.
The baby should be here in two months or so. Right now, my wife and I are planning to have her take 3-4 months off with the baby. I’m going to take 2 weeks off initially, and then go back to work. Once her time is up, I’m going to take the rest of my time. That should be about 10 weeks total. My plan is to seriously look for telecommuting opportunities while I’m off for 10 weeks. I’m hoping to find some either permanent status jobs or contracted work from home. I want to get into web development still, but I haven’t had the time or motivation recently to really dive into it. I’m hoping that staying at home will allow me to work less, spend more time with the baby, and develop my web skills simultaneously. And, we won’t need a babysitter so there’s that as well.