I spent Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this past week working remotely and I use the term work very loosely; so I could use up my vaction time. Why? well the company, does not payout any vacation time that is on the books. They considered it a reward but not something that is earned but that is not why I left.
When I took the position, back in May of 2017, I knew the position was not going to make good use of my skill set but we wanted to leave California so I accepted the offer and we were able to move.
When I started the position, last May, I had a lot of applications to learn and how everything worked. Yet I was confident that I would be able to show off my skill set and would be able to take on upgrading/redesigning some of the applications that were over 10 years old; some just had really old technology others were poorly written.
After a year and several events that just boggled my mind, I came to realize that not only was that NOT going to happen; I realized the upper management does not see IT as a opportunity but a necessity and only funds and staff what they think is required to keep the systems up and running.
It was time for me to look for a new position.
I am not going to detail everything I said in my exit interviews but my manager and his manager did not disagree with my opinions. And so at 3:30 pm, I walked out the door of the building a drove away.
Monday, I will drive to San Antonio to begin a new chapter at the new company.