The words that strike me here is …
I have a good job, but have been offered one from a company i once worked for
The first step is to sit down and seriously consider why you left the first time and ask yourself if anything has really changed for the better. Consider the people you work with now and then consider the people that you interviewed with. From a “career point of view”, I can only tell you that, at the age of 66, if you’re not actually happy, then your career is going to suck. That’s why I’ve stayed with my current company coming up on 8 years now… mostly because of good people that I work with/for and the right culture to get things done in a quality manner (we don’t use Agile but… that’s a personal opinion), I’ve turned down jobs that have literally offered tens of thousands of dollars more.
Then, there are these two points…
More structured, rely heavily & religiously on agile methodologies
Much less ability to come and go as i please.
I can’t speak for anyone else but I find that companies that “rely heavily & religiously on agile methodologies” can be a bit like slave ships where “agile” is the drum head that is beaten during forced all night death rowing rather than what it should be.
I also value the ability to “come and go as I please” (certainly with limitations because work does need to be done and face-time during certain meetings is critical) to avoid traffic and to be able to actually do the occasional “all night death march” to get something critical done without the “noise” and drive-by shootings that occur in a forced prescribed work day.
Before you decide on either the “Red pill or the Blue pill”, ask yourself if you should even be taking a pill. 😀
is pronounced "ree-bar
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First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
________Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
"If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."--Red Adair
"Change is inevitable... change for the better is not."
When you put the right degree of spin on it, the number 3|8
is also a glyph that describes the nature of a DBAs job. 😉
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