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  • so, are they hiring? -Andy
    • Frank's company? I dunno, but I have his contact information. If you don't mind working in a Microsoft environment in NYC, I'd highly recommend working with him. (He's figured out how to model structured finance deals using MDX, which is normally used for data warehouses. The best implementation happens to be SQL Server. The fact that he'd even think up something like that, let alone make it work well, gives you an idea what he's like.) He happens to particularly need a good sysadmin at the moment.

      • Um, will work a little longer than the address. :-)

  • But fare forward.
  • I've had to re-invent myself a few times in my career, and things have generally gone well. I'm not surprised that you're becoming more involved in analytics in the business side. There seems to have been a trend in the last few years to find people that can make sense of data. I've been doing a lot more of it myself.

    Good luck, and please stay in touch!

  • I'm sorry you're giving up programming, but I certainly understand. All the best!

  • Hi,

    I know what you mean. I've been programming for maybe 15 years. I've come to the same decision as you, but for slightly different reasons.

    For sure, the nature of the job - staying indoors, at your desk for long hours in front of the computer; and with other people doing the same (!) has never been very comfortable for me.

    I've always had the optimistic dream of working in a development team where we all have shared values, goals and working styles, but it's never happened. Currently I'm at a job that's