All customers I have visited ever since, were more than happy to receive me onsite. This is a feeling that is hard to describe in words, but let’s say it’s awesome and gives you a giant boost!
In the meantime, I have attended around 200 flights and am almost able to mention the stewardesses by name.
Equipment and Training
Training courses for VMware solutions are free of charge, including travel (as most courses are given in the head office in Staines, UK, if you’re in Europe).
So, even if you’re looking to specialize in ALL solutions, there’s no one holding you back.
However, I have always been in a position where I could discuss with the project manager or directly with the customer around these challenges. I was able to find the perfect balance between working onsite, traveling and spending time at home.
- One of the most exciting destinations I went for a project was Reyjkjavik, Iceland
It’s really mind blowing to see so many colleagues in the same room. If you’ve ever attended VMworld, you know the feeling when you go in for the kickoff session. That’s the feeling I got during our internal event.
Now what? Airbending?
I’m having an awesome time at VMware, so why leave? Well, almost 10 years ago I was playing with a thought. A thought around starting my own company. This thought came by every 2 or 3 years, but I never took the step as a new job was already presented to me and got my attention. This happened 3 times now, so I guess it’s a third time’s charm as I finally decided took the step.
This month will be my last at VMware and 1st of August I’ll be kicking off my first project as a freelance consultant!
So, what is this airbending stuff? Well, besides that it rhymes on vendor, it also means that I won’t be focussing on VMware solutions exclusively. I’ll be focussing on all technologies I have been in touch with in the past and new ones as they come by.
However, VMware solutions are still my favourite and will be my primary specialization for now.
And a warm thank you to all colleagues I worked together with, especially my PSO NEMEA colleagues that always were available for a chat, question, call or a nice evening out.
I’m not saying goodbye, I’m saying see you later!