It's been one year since I parted ways with BIG INC
I can't imagine working in a job like that ever again- and not just because it wasn't a good fit for me or the company.
I can't imagine sitting at a desk all day- speaking maybe to one person, and even then usually through IM.
I can't imagine rushing out of the house in the morning to drop Ranger off at daycare- a service that ate up an entire paycheck for me. I can't imagine rushing home to meet E and Ranger, while still carrying my work laptop with plans to do more work that night.
I can't imagine even taking seriously the "importance" of most of what statistical analysts are asked to work on. It's treated as such a big deal, but no one is shooting at you, you're not operating on someone, and people just need to calm the heck down already.
I'm not saying I will never work again. I just can't see me doing that type of work in those circumstances.
Since leaving, I have watched my baby go from this:
Every. Single. Day. I was there.
So in many ways, BIG INC did me a favor.