The Big News

Well, it’s out there now, so I guess I can post it – at least most of it.

I’ve been working at GSI Commerce for the last 9 months, the last six as a permanent employee.  It’s been a heck of a time, and I’ve learned quite a bit during my time there.  It was a good job with a great company that is going to make even more of an impact in the near future.  They’re doing a lot of interesting and good things with their designs and sites, and I think more people will hear about them soon.  It was a great job, but it was also anywhere from 1.5 – 4 hour commute per day for me.

I got an offer from another company, an offer that included a promotion, more money and a much shorter commute.  In fact, I’ll be able to take the train in most days, so even in my 20-30 ride, I’ll be able to get stuff done (reading, writing, work) while on my way – something that is decidely unpossible on the Schuykill Expressway.  And I’ll be doing some design stuff and helping set the standards that the new company (which will remain unnamed for now) will use in the future developments.  Promotion, money, short commute and direct influence  on the development standards of sites – what’s there not to like?

I hadn’t planned on leaving GSI, but this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.  Two weeks from today, I’ll be at my new job, getting myself settled in for the second time in less than a year.  I’m going to miss GSI in many ways, but I’m also excited at the prospects I’m looking at.


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