First Days At Bodog
I've decided that it's ok to post the name of my current employer in my blog since it will eventually make its way into my resume. Obviously office gossip etc won't be in here but I see no problem with the mere association.
Bodog is awesome. We're on the 15th floor of a 15-floor building (the building actually has a 13th floor!) and we have the entire floor to ourselves. There is a giganimous kitchen, a workout room, a shower room and a pop machine that sells cans of Pepsi for $0.50 :-) They even have a reasonably-sized recycling section in the kitchen complete with glass, plastic and cardboard.
While there is no Zuppa's to speak of, there is a crappy sandwich place in the basement, a Subway down the street, Panzerotto Pizza a little further and, get this, a commercial complex 5minutes away complete with Loblaws (groceries), a Wendy's and a Milestones... not to mention Future Shop, Staples and a movie theatre. Sure, it's North York Station, but it's not too isolated. (Beats the job in Missasauga... ew).
The people I work with are very cool. Laid-back and excited in a very Vancouver-ish, dot.com boom way. I work in an office with a very pretty girl and we share a great big window with a reasonable view of the smog. My workstation is a superawesome Athlon64 dualcore with 1GB of ram and TWO 19" monitors... running Gentoo Linux of course.
There are a few hiccups though. The company is using a lot of Microsoft products, the proprietary nature of which is wrecking havoc with my Linux toys. Just getting the messenger service working has been disturbingly convoluted... and don't get me started on email.
I'm happy here though. The people are cool, the office relaxing, the job reasonably complex. ...did I mention that they have a Vancouver office too? Yeah, I like it here.