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One Year

Started: 2004-04-01 16:56:43

Submitted: 2004-04-01 17:06:29

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One year ago today (on April Fool's Day, no less), I showed up for a few hours at iTi to watch a web transport printer being put together. After working for four hours that day, we ran out of key parts which didn't come in for another week. I wasn't actually paid for my services until the end of the month.

It's a little odd to be celebrating this anniversary of sorts. Had I known then how long it would take for me to get a Real Job, I'm not sure what I would have done; I probably would have stuck with iTi but stepped up my external job search. (Not that I had many options, but that's besides the point.)

As of today, I've been involved with iTi for twelve months, a paid (non-)employee for eleven months, a software developer for eight months, and a Real Employee for three months. More confusion as to exactly how much experience I can count.