Monday, April 8, 2013

Career Talk

Dear colleagues: So you shoulder-surfed me polishing my CV. Rest assured, there's nothing to it, it's not as if I'm looking for another job. I like you, I really do. And the pay is great too.

I mean, between you and me - back when I joined, I would have expected a little more, hum, admiration maybe. An awed murmur when I walk past, perhaps ("See that guy, he's the Founder!"). Recognition in the eyes of my co-workers. I was kind of underwhelmed by the reception and I did my best to occasionally remind you all how I was single-handedly responsible for all the greatness of OpenStreetMap. At a time when my own project forgets whom they owe everything, I was hoping that you, at least, would acknowldge my intellectual superiority. I was sure you'd quickly recognize the visionary thinker in your midst and propel me to a Fake Ed position. A Geospatial Technologist jetting around the world on speaking opportunities, the blogosphere eagerly lapping up my wise prophecies: now that would have been something...

Yes, it's true - there were times when I, briefly, thought I might be squandering my supreme potential in my current job. The riches and the popularity that a man of my prowess is entitled to have so far eluded me. I'd go back to OSM and lead the project into a bright future but the communist bastards seem to think I've had my chance. (Not so fast boys, I have a couple of aces up my sleeve yet!)

'Nuff said. I'm looking forward to a prosperous 2013 with you in my current job, and aren't you lucky to be able to work alongside the Founder!

PS: Potential employers looking for a visionary thinker, be sure to visit the upcoming OSM Incredible Narcissisists Unparalleled Summit on 6/10 in San Francisco, where I and a couple of friends will perform.