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Today I had brunch with a friend who works for a former employer. I was in the same team, reporting to the same clueless manager.

Since leaving, I’ve tried to understand (with the perspective of some distance) how the job went sideways so quickly, why the company allows the manager to continue burning money, and why my ex-colleagues put up with all of it.

The last question is the most vexing. These are good people who could get jobs anywhere. Hot tech economy, hot local economy, great skills… All of them except one have prior work experience so they know the delta between the team and the real world. I had conversations before I left in which the situation’s shortcomings were tacitly acknowledged.

Why do people stay when there are better experiences to be had? I don’t get it. YOLO, folks.


I’ve ended my first week at Coffee Meets Bagel. Lots of orientation, names to learn, and tools & processes to understand!

I’ve started digging into the code base and was able to made two minor pull requests. I definitely did not earn my pay this week and I’m telling myself to relax and to not beat myself up about it.

My flight home is delayed. It’s easy to blame the airline, but of course they don’t want the flight delayed either. It’s probably bad weather. On the other hand, I have a shiny new Apple/LG UltraFine 5K display waiting for me at home to unpack and play with this weekend. Can’t wait! Squeeeeeee!