Category Archives: On the job

Taking your contacts with you when you switch jobs, without stealing from your former employer

I’ve worked almost entirely for startups for the past 30+ years. It’s what I love, but switching jobs a lot comes with the territory. One of the problems I face with each switch is how to take with me outside contacts I’ve made, without compromising my soon-to-be-ex-employer’s intellectual property. Sure, I’ve added some of them… Read More »

Dropbox — easy, fast personal file sharing between computers (and even iPhones!)

A friend of mine (thanks Bruce!) pointed me at a totally cool personal file sharing service called Dropbox. In a nutshell, Dropbox smartly and automatically synchronizes a hierarchy of folders among any number of Windows PCs, Macs, Linux PCs and iPhones.  All of the synchronized changes are automatically backed up on Dropbox’s servers, and you… Read More »

Advent Tamale in Boston is hiring!

The Tamale RMS team at Advent Software (NASDAQ:ADVS) in Boston, where I have been happily ensconced for almost three years, is hiring Operations, Quality Assurance, and Software Engineers, Client Services Specialists, and Product Managers.  Advent Tamale is full of great people doing exciting work for demanding clients. At Advent, we offer competitive compensation and benefits,… Read More »

Workplace irony

Last week, the internal training division of my company sent out the June schedule of  one-hour seminars they hold regularly on various topics. One of the seminars, entitled “The Working Parent,” was described as follows: This workshop is for anyone interested in learning ways to assess our current lifestyle, set priorities and choose realistic goats.… Read More »

Administaff disappoints

A little less than a year ago, my employer, Tamale Software (since acquired by Advent Software, in what I would happily classify as the fourth successful acquisition of the five in which I’ve been involved), decided to outsource its human resources function to the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Administaff (note: Tamale used Administaff, but Advent doesn’t,… Read More »