Last Day at Silver Bullet

Jamie Barrows

Foot Prints
Well, yesterday was my last day at Silver Bullet Technology. I would have posted this yesterday, but I was so busy trying to wrap things up on my projects, that I just didn’t have time. I ended up working pretty late Friday trying to leave projects in a state where other programmers can pick them up, and writing emails to those same coworkers describing last minute things that I had forgotten to tell them.

When you work for a small company for any length of time, you end up becoming the expert at way too many different systems and projects. So when you leave, it becomes a huge effort to pass on that knowledge to others. Especially if you don’t have a replacement to train. So my last two weeks at Silver Bullet involved a lot of documentation and process writing, as well as a lot of coding to wrap up projects.

I’m sorry to go, but it really was time for a change in my life. So I’m moving on. I still stay in contact with everyone at Silver Bullet, and I’ll still be available to them all via email or phone. But they won’t see me already there early in the morning, with the coffee already brewed. And I’ll miss having those first of the day discussions with each of my coworkers as they walk past my office.

4 Responses to “Last Day at Silver Bullet”

  • Michael Says:

    Right now they must be stumbling around in a pre-caffeine stupor, trying to find the coffee filters!

    Kudos on being so conscientious about documentation. Many people would just leave without a second thought.

  • Alexander Says:

    I wish you good luck and success in your new company – and much fun!
    I’m curious what kind of job it will be :-)

  • CT Says:

    Yay! On to the new job!:-) Give me a call sometime and let me know how it goes. Stay strong Jamie, it *is* time to move on now – at least I think so. – CT

  • Robert Says:

    Kind of strange walking in with noone in that office.

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