Some people have caught on that I am leaving consulting. I haven’t exactly made a secret of it – I Twittered it a couple days ago.
And this isn’t a final decision – I am testing the waters, I guess.
I have a couple of offers from startups that I find interesting, but I have really lived in the startup world and/or as a consultant for the last 3 years or so. So I am not sure joining a startup is really going to be a change.
I’m looking for a few things that any company that wants to hire me has to offer me – I need a voice – first and foremost. You do NOT want to hire me without giving me a voice. It would fail for both of us.
I need some basics, like Health Care.
I want to make sure I can put two kids through college at the same time starting next Fall. So I have a salary requirement. But I have a lot of experience to offer in exchange.
Honestly, I have just accepted this reality myself – I am willing to go back to work for someone else. And I know I’ll do well by them – I have already made a group of people millionaires, but that isn’t what I am really good at. I am good at taking care of customers or employees that are important to you.
People is what I do best.
So right now I have made no decision. But I am looking.
If you think I can help you, let me know. If I believe in what you are doing I know I can help you do it.
But still – I have no debt, besides my house. No credit cards, no car payments. I live as a consultant – my income is variable, but my bills are manageable almost no matter what. I am not pressured to make a change.
I just think the time may be right.
Convince me that it is. 🙂