Promotion, SIU Homecoming

On Thursday I got “promoted” to the Production department at SchoolCenter. This means I’ll be doing programming instead of general system administration. Right know I think that staying a sysadmin would be a better job, but I was offered a bit more money ($8/hr as opposed to $6.50/hr) and the ability to work longer and have a more flexible schedule. So I took the new job. I haven’t worked on programming PHP, the language SchoolCenter is written in, in a while… the last major PHP project I did was their telephone logging system I developed for them last summer. However, I pick up anything technology-related pretty quickly, and looking at the training manual it looks like I’ll have no problem.

This last Saturday was the SIU Homecoming Parade, which we didn’t do too well in this year. We only got 3rd place and we have won the last 2 years. I mean, the competition is in our own town… we have to win. It was fun though, even if I had to get up at 7am on a Saturday.

Later that day I met up with alot of friends (the Stevens, KC, Kate, Kris, Cameron), had wings at Applebee’s and watched the stupidest horror movie on Earth. It was so predictable and bad we laughed at alot of it.

I have not had alot of time to be online much lately, between school, work, and friends. I hope that will change soon… lately it feels like I have way too much stress even though I really don’t have anything to really stress about. I really hope that will change soon. We do have a nice long weekend coming up…

School’s tomorrow, so I’m off to do a few pages of homework (maybe).

Published by Reid Burke

Hi, I'm @reid. I work on developer tools at Yahoo. I serve at Awakening Church with a focus on technology. I also enjoy riding motorcycles.

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  1. Reid…u got moved on to the coder’s side of things, eh? Thats too bad. Everyone knows sysadmins have more fun – and we control the world *bwahahahahahahahaha* ; )

    Either way…ask for more money dude! You could be making that much money working as a cashier. Take a stand, get paid what you’re worth…they need you more than you need them.

    Either way…grats duder

    (and BTW…sweet article about linux on an ipod on hackaday!)

    -Mike Iusedtoworkwithyou : P

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