I was ready to leave my job. I had reached a plateau in my professional development at my company. My boss clearly had no interest in using any more of my skills. I reported to the department head, and it seemed likely that he was going to install a new supervisor over me. The writing was on the wall, so I started looking.
My job was doing web applications in ColdFusion under Windows, and I was itching to work with Perl in Unix or Linux. One Sunday as I scanned the Chicago Tribune’s listings, I saw a job that spoke to me.
Perl programmer wanted with web application experience. We use mod_perl under Solaris.
It sounded perfect! I contacted the recruiter offering the job, and he brought me down to his office ...