It’s been a while since anything has happened with Natural Twenty Games. I blame…life. The past few years my job has sucked the life out of me. I made the decision near the end of 2014 to go find a new job after being at an organization for eleven years. I did find a new job knowing full well that the organization I was going into was about two years into a project that should have been done a year ago. As I learned the lay of the land the company (a small health insurance company doing business on the marketplace for ACA and some small group insurance) I knew that when the current phase of the project was done sometime near August 2015, I’d have the ability to have a greater impact on the projects direction and success. As the first few months passed an announcement was made that $64 million dollars were lost in Q4 of 2014. Then in Q1 of 2015 $80+ million was lost. Needless to say the corporate entity that owned the health insurance company decided to “exit the marketplace” so six months later I restarted my job search.
As soon as the news became public LinkedIn lit up with invites from recruiters and direct hire companies. It’s a good time to be an experienced IT person. Since I have experience as a Business Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Data Analyst, and Process Analyst that specializes in IT Service Management (ITSM) and CRM (covering sales, marketing and service) the opportunities were varied and spanned multiple industries including, health care, insurance, professional services, and financial services. Note, I’m not saying I wasn’t stressing out. My wife, without whom I’d be a financial wreck and more than likely be living in my mom’s basement, supported me throughout search.
I’ve now secured a job with a local IT consultancy specializing in MS Dynamics CRM, MS SQL Server, MS SharePoint, and MS SCCM and I am genuinely excited – which has in turn got me going again producing maps and shortly some new adventures as well.