In one month, I will no longer be an IBMer. Back in 2014, I was offered a program called “Transition to Retirement” in which I would work part time until the end of 2015 in exchange for my sanity. It has worked out well, since for the last 6 months I’ve been helping my ailing parents. Part time status meant I was able to work from their home sometimes, while still keeping up (mostly) with my work.
I’ll be leaving with 16 years as an IBM employee. I’ll be writing more about this as the time nears – as IBM removes my access and takes away my laptop and credit card – all the ‘normal’ stuff. I won’t be retiring, though – I still have bills to pay and not nearly enough savings to use for that.
So, if you’re looking for short term or long term tech help – with Notes, Domino, Connections, Security, whatever – I’m available. I’m assuming that if you see this, you can figure out a way to get in touch with me. LinkedIn has a pretty good summary of my skills if you need it.
In the meantime – go buy a ticket for Connect 2016. I’ll be there to visit friends. I’ll get to relax at the edges of the show for the first time in 15 years. Mr. Mat Newman himself has lined up some really awesome Best Practice sessions and IBM will do a great job with the MTD lab and tech sessions too. I won’t be attending sessions unless you hire me before then or give me a free pass, but I’ll be at the Lazy River pool while you’re studying or presenting. Sounds like fun to me….