Now they want me to be an alpha tester again. Not code, but test the product.

Valuable? Yes. Exciting? No.

But it still feels like “we don’t have anything better for you to do” work. And if this is the most important thing they have for me to do, I’m worried.

And I probably also feel it’s beneath my skills – but hey, if it’s this or unemployment, I’ll suffer through day after day of doing the same task again and again and again. *sigh*

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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3 Responses to 828

  1. flavor says:

    i thought we volunteered our time as testers already? any chance to get paid for the same (ok, not the same, but still) sounds nice :)

  2. katzj says:

    Yeah, but we give you code to test that I wouldn’t even make alpha testers use ;-)

  3. katzj says:

    I keep checking the internal job postings page to let you know if I see anything pop up — lots of marketing managers right now :/

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