On Wednesday, the 17th I rejoin the grind in an office. I have taken a Software Developer position at Tiber Creek Consulting in Tyson's Corner. As far as an office job goes, they are about as flexible as it is going to get. They are focused on project deadlines and not face-time in the office, so the schedule is flexible. I get 21 days of vacation up-front (15 days + 9 holidays) and they have the rest of the benefit package including a health care package that doesn't draw from my paycheck. And they do quarterly reviews, usually with a bonus on each one and profit sharing at the end-of-the-year. Oh, and tuition reimbursement.
The interview was brutal and kicked my ass, so I'm somewhat surprised they even offered me a position. I guess it was just force of personality alone. Apparently I showed 'great potential'.
Hopefully I can get into the architecture-side of stuff where I am best and not just be a code monkey, where I'll be miserable.