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 »

Another reminder of why I so “love” Paychex

Because I am a boring old fuddy-duddy, I was spending the minutes leading up to the New Year trying to reconcile my 2013 medical flexible spending account (FSA), i.e., to match up the FSA transactions listed on the Paychex web site with those listed in my financial management software and confirm that there were no… Read More »

High Tech Ventures blows off the BBB

As I commented following my recent posting about slimy recruiter High Tech Ventures, I filed a complaint with the BBB about them a month ago. According to the BBB, “We have written to the business two times on your behalf and we have failed to receive a response to your complaint.” Please, folks, do not… 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 »

Oxford International, High Tech Ventures, and other annoying, cold-calling recruiting firms

If you work in the high-tech field like I do, and especially if you’re in management, you probably get regular cold calls from recruiters looking to either (a) hire someone into your company, (b) convince you to let them find you a new job, or (c) sweet-talk you into giving them the names and phone… Read More »