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‘Tis the Season for SQL Leaving

With the announcement of Brent Ozar (Blog | Twitter ) leaving Quest for SQL Skills, Exceptional DBA finalist Jorge Segarra (blog | twitter) taking a new job far from the Novice Chef, Kathi Kellenberger getting a new job, and more, a few people pinged me to ask if I were next.


I have the best job in the world (I need to blog that!) and I love it. It fits my life wonderfully, I have a good balance, I get to do things I enjoy, at my pace, I get to ski during the week, what more could I want?

Actually I’m sure there are things I’d want, and I could do better, but overall I have a great job.

And I have a contract. With Red Gate being a UK company, people have employment contracts, and even though I’m a US guy, I have one. It’s fairly binding and I have to give months notice to leave. However it’s fair in that Red Gate has to give me equal notice, so I have good job security in the short term as well.

Provided I don’t do anything egregiously stupid, which I try not to do every day.

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Posted by jorge.segarra on 30 June 2010

You really do have the most awesome job in the world! I highly doubt Redgate would part ways with you (would be kind of dumb to IMO) as you've done a fantastic job building and engaging the community. Kind of funny you mention this since in addition to myself, Brent and Kathi there have been quite a few other notable moves in the community, named Tom Larock going to work for Confio. Speaking of which Tom wrote up an article today about the whole job move as well: tomlarock.com/.../timing-is-everything

Posted by Steve Jones on 30 June 2010

Thanks. I knew there were a few more, Jonathan Kehayias, Thomas, others, just didn't want to try to list everyone and miss someone.

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