|Trent Lloyd, Support Engineer, MySQL AB
||[May. 26th, 2007|05:10 pm]
Trent 'Lathiat' Lloyd (トレント)
Just over 18 months ago, I started working at HostAway, initially starting out doing some casual 2-week phone support they needed at the time, my role became permanent and I quickly expanded into both Network & Systems Administration (while still doing a lot of day to day customer support, small organizations tend to demand wider skill ranges :)
None the less I felt, for various reasons, it was time to move on. As such, I have just completed my first week working MySQL AB as a Support Engineer.
The job is home based, and I am currently working the hours of 5AM-1PM local time. Now you may think "wow, you're crazy" for working those hours, but I have discovered that so far I am actually quite enjoying it, I feel I am getting a lot more out of my day at the moment because I seem more awake longer, getting up earlier in the day (Usually about 4:30AM).
I do have the option to start working at 7AM on most days, and given I have no travel time this doesn't put me very far behind a "normal" job as far as messing up the daily schedule.
Being a free software 'person', working for a company with heavy involvement in the free software world is pretty exciting for me. I guess time will tell how it goes, but if this week is anything to go by I think I should be happy in the long term.
In other news, I have discovered that listening to Weird Al Yankovic continually is horrible for your sanity, mostly because he picks alot of very catchy songs to parody, which proceed to persistently circle around inside my head for the next week...