[CoLoCo] Job Situation

Ian Santopietro isantop at gmail.com
Thu Dec 16 19:17:01 GMT 2010

Sounds like a great place. Congrats on the new job! If I didn't already have
a great Ubuntu job, I'd be on that like white on rice.

Sent from my DROID X smartphone. Please excuse my brevity.
On Dec 16, 2010 11:43 AM, "Kevin Fries" <kfries6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I just got a response from somebody this morning asking about my job
> situation, and I thought I would follow up to the group instead of a
> bunch of individual messages.
> I had a great interview about 3 weeks after being laid off, and got
> offered that job 10 days later. I started November 15th as a Systems
> Engineer with Catalyst Repository Systems in LoDo.
> Its awesome working in a place where Linux is part of the corporate
> strategy instead of some back-door rogue OS that the company is almost
> ashamed of. I have worked for too many companies that used Linux but
> never formally acknowledged it. To me, Linux is far too often the hero
> that everyone is ashamed to associate with (Why does the movie Blazing
> Saddles come to my head right now, lol). I knew I wanted to work here
> when, in the interview, the Director of Systems Engineering (my now
> boss's boss) walked in with an Ubuntu coffee cup, and the other guy I
> was interviewing with (a remote member of the team, via skype) started
> heckling him about is Linux choice, because to him Fedora was much
> better... Ah, the mother ship had come to take me home....
> Even got a 10% raise over my last company.
> So, thank you for everyone that asked, and cared, or sent me a lead,
> etc. Its nice to know somebody has your back.
> Now, all I need to do is get my 20 year old step-daughter a stable
> "while I am going to college" job... But one could only hope for so much.
> Take Care
> Kevin Fries
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