48 Hours of Unemployment

October 31, 2011

I’m now at the tail end of 48 hours of unemployment. For those who don’t keep track of my life through various other social media (e.g., we’re not Facebook friends), I’m changing jobs from Microsoft to Urbanspoon. Friday was my last day at Microsoft; tomorrow I start my new job. After 13 years of program management at the largest software company in the world, I’m going to write code at a startup. I’ve helped ship six major versions of Windows, and now my primary computer is a Mac.

I couldn’t be more excited. And a little scared. This is a big change.

Some odd trivia:

  • This is the first time I’ve changed employers. Ever.

  • I’ve spent 35% of my life as a Microsoft employee. That’s more than I’ve been a father (15% of my life), husband (29%), or post-elementary student (27%).

I can’t wait to see what the future holds.