There are times when it would help to have someone else read this blog before I post. Last night was one of those times.
I was so intent on using the exact wording of my second-line manager’s question as an excuse to insert a reference to IBM’s Career Derailment Factors into the post that I didn’t realize that what I’d written would be confusing for anyone who wasn’t living in my head (or at least in the same house).
Today, though, two friends at work pinged me within a few minutes to ask whether I was OK and if I could explain what I’d written.
So I’ll try again (there were no other reportable developments today, so this gives me an excuse to post).
I’ve chosen not to look for a new full-time position at IBM; if a truly wonderful position came looking for me, I would certainly consider it, but it’d have to be right on target. Unless that happens, I’ll be retiring from IBM in the near future.
Note that I said “retiring from IBM”. I’m not ready to really retire, but I am sure that the grass is differently-colored on the other side of the firewall, and this gives me a great opportunity to find out what that color is.