Monday, May 10, 2010
OK, this hasn't happened (yet), but my boss is beginning to make it very clear that my job as I know it is not going to be around forever. It seems that I am literally putting myself out of a job by doing it well.
Now, if you ask the people who work with me a on a daily basis, they will swear that I am pretty useless as a state employee (which is actually saying quite a lot considering the average uselessness of state employees). But regardless, I have managed to make steady progress in making charts that show how many sites are in our CMS.
Fortunately, in reality we're only about half way through all of the sites that need to go into the CMS, but the writing on the wall gets clearer everyday: You need to figure out some other way to make yourself valuable or your days here are numbered. Just as clear, and even sadder, is that that "some other way" probably does not include anything to do with the Web.
I'm honestly not sure what to think of that possibility. The Web has been my life for the past ten years. All I know is the Web. My peeps are higher education Web people who read this Web cartoon about Web development. Moving away from all of that isn't something I was planning on contemplating.
Posted by Tony Dunn at 5/10/2010 07:34:00 AM