Well that didn’t last long

As you’re probably aware, I joined Google back in June.

Well, on Thursday I handed in my notice. By the time my notice period completes that will be exactly 6 months employed here, making it one of my shortest employments to date.

This shouldn’t be taken as anything against Google per se, it was just a really bad fit between me and them. It resulted in my being unhappy and my doing bad work, so I took the decision that it would be better for both of us if I went and did something else. So that’s what I’m doing.

In the short term my plan is to put the financial buffer that even a short time working at Google was very good for building up to good use, so I am taking until at least the end of February to work on my own projects and do some self-study. I am explicitly refusing to think about what my next job will be until February 1, so please don’t ask or suggest things until then.

I’m not yet sure whether or when I’ll be going back to London. When time comes to look for a new job I’ll be considering jobs in both Zurich and London, as well as remote work ones. If I find a job I want to do in Zurich obviously I’ll stay, similarly if I find one in London I’ll obviously move back. I don’t yet know what I’ll do in the case of remote work.

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