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Pause To Reflect December 22, 2007

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.

The end of one contract, and the transition to the new one, is a nice time.

Sometimes, I am just relieved to be leaving. More often, I begin to miss the people I worked with, but not the company politics. Rarely, I don’t want to leave just yet.

My destination after next Friday, the 28th of December, 2007, is Tampa, Florida and a firm which makes devices and implements for arthroscopic surgery. That’s repairing an elbow or a knee, for example, through a very small incision. They have many, many projects to do to maintain FDA compliance.

And unlike winter last year (which we spent in Chicago) and so far this year (in frozen, icy New Jersey), Lacy and I will be in Florida!

I was more than delighted this week, when the client’s project leader with whom I am working in New Jersey invited me to his home for dinner. His young wife, and two young daughters, were there, as well as his brother-in-law and his wife. He asked me to bring Lacy, for his kids and wife to explore getting a dog. And his relatives had their dog as well: a Great Pyrennes puppy of 6 months and 110 pounds! We had a very nice time. I brought balloons for the kids, Milkbones for the dogs, flowers for the table, carbonated apple juice “wine” and two deserts for dinner.

Back at work, the manufacturing director invited me back for another job in the future, and my friend told me that though they had delayed too long in finding funds to extend my contract, after I announced my Florida job three managers wanted to hire me.

That is just stunning. It leaves me speechless, it humbles me, and it makes me very grateful.

I will be doing some reflection during the drive south!



1. kenju - December 22, 2007

It is always good to know that you are needed, and beyond that wanted. You must give 110%, Greg, which is always a good idea! Merry Christmas and a safe journey to FL.

2. kenju - December 22, 2007

P.S. Yes, mr. kenju was in the Navy when we met.

3. Stew - December 22, 2007

Hey Greg,
I’ll be wishing I was you while I’m suffering up in the “land where cold air is made”.

Take care bud. Merry Christmas!

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