I Got a Job!

Despite the pessimistic outlook I expressed in a post a few weeks ago, some opportunities have come my way. I received two job offers last week, which left me with a difficult decision. Accept the safe, steady job with a traditional company, or join the Silicon Valley startup that offers potential for fast advancement, but at much higher risk?

I had less than 48 hours to decide. The decision became easy once I weighed the starting pay against potential for upward mobility. I chose the startup. The traditional company was difficult to turn down because it was a safe bet and an opportunity to learn a new industry, but I couldn’t resist the excitement of joining a great company in its infancy.

Today is my first day as an employee of Keen Systems, a company that is bringing small printing companies into the 21st Century. There are several products in Alpha and Beta stages, so I can’t share much, but our Web-2-Print platform represents an amazing opportunity for small companies in the print industry to take their business online and land new customers in one of the world’s fastest growing sectors.

Keen Systems print company


I’ll share more about my experiences working for a startup as I learn what I’m allowed to tell you. More to come.

Until next time.


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12 thoughts on “I Got a Job!

  1. Lois Barrett says:

    Congratulations Taft, very exciting news. Could this mean another move for you? Looking forward to more details soon. xoxo. Lois

    Sent from my iPad

    • wtl0715 says:

      Thanks Louis! I will probably move pretty soon. Not sure exactly when, but I hope to save up some money over the next month or two and get a place.

  2. taehreh says:

    That’s great! Congratulations 🙂 Pretty nice to be able to pick, huh!

  3. bhmauser says:

    Congratulations, Taft! Best of luck in the new venture! So, I guess this means there’ll be no more Korean sex duck contests?

  4. cavegirlmba says:

    Yippie – congratulations!
    It’s true… after a long wait, you always get two offers.

  5. Sue Harrell says:

    So glad you found a job. In the u s. I hope it is a great adventure. Puzz said its great to try something new while young. Glad you are back in this country. Love Puzz and sue

    Sent from my iPhone


    • wtl0715 says:

      Thanks Sue! It’s great to hear from you and Puzz. I’m glad to be back in the US. Hope to see everyone on the East Coast soon.

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