September 28th was my last day as a fulltime O'Reilly employee. During my year and half at ORA, I worked in O'Reilly Labs and in IT. Although attached to the Cambridge office, I spent a fair amount of time in the Sebastapol, California office. Although O'Reilly is going through a difficult time right now, I choose to leave to pursue technical writing and sitting on my fluffy butt. In my time at O'Reilly, I got to work with *a lot* of talented people, many of whom the average O'Reilly customer never hears about.
It's inevitable that a company as visible as O'Reilly gets potshots taken at it. While no company is perfect (and yes, I could tell stories
In any event, I'm glad I got a chance to work there.