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I recently joined a new company and it’s been interesting watching people’s reactions when they learn where I now work.
Previously I’ve served in the Navy, worked for a children’s toy retailer, for an IT outsourcer and for a large company that made cell phones and software among other things. Now I work for Microsoft. (And to be clear this entire blog is my own personal effort and is not endorsed in any way or edited by Microsoft.)
I recently helped solve an intermittent network/server problem for a client. This problem had been confounding the IT staff of this firm for quite a while and although this wasn’t why I was on site it was impacting my ability to complete my specific consulting work. So I stepped in and started troubleshooting the problem in hopes of getting it fixed so I could get back to work.
No matter how hard you work to acquire them, some skills eventually become obsolete. But even obsolete skills get dusted off occasionally. And it’s interesting when those formerly needed skills, that you haven’t used on a daily basis, suddenly become useful at the oddest times and in the oddest places.