Back to Adobe

February 2, 2007



Adobe-AppleMy two weeks off between jobs is at an end. On Monday, it’s back to Adobe! Back to water-free urinals and all the other things I’ve missed!

Although I don’t start until Monday, I became an official employee this past Wednesday so that we could have insurance again. So that I could have dental coverage. So that I can get a root canal on this darn tooth that chose to act up during this brief time I didn’t have coverage. Unfortunately, my plans were foiled because my dentist was out Thursday & Friday.

Since I had a badge, I took the opportunity to freely walk the old halls. It felt comfortable to be back, but I also experienced some buyer’s remorse: Good grief, I turned down a better-paying job at Google! What was I thinking?

But then, in a few short minutes, I was hugged. By three different people. Not the “good to see you again” hearty handshake of a corporate environment, but hugs! (Remember, this is after suffering a job of social isolation.) And one of the people told me how she sometimes thinks of moving to a different job, but unless something big is going on, “I work my eight hours a day, then go home to my kids. And that is worth a lot to me!”

And that, gentle reader, is the biggest confirmation yet of the single most important reason I chose the old and familiar over the new and hip.

A couple of Sundays ago at The Journey, I was asked across the parking lot, “Hey Jon! Is this your dream job?”

“No!” I shouted back happily.



Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

9 responses to Back to Adobe

  1. Ha Ha! You work for Eleanor! 🙂 Welcome back, buddy. Too bad I won’t be seeing you for a while. :-p

  2. Congratulations.

  3. Chris: You still eat, don’t you?
    David: Thanks. Glad to see you still read here (even if I’m not posting as often.)

  4. Wow. You sure are all over the map! Well I’m glad you are happy about your new job (dream or no dream). I hope this is a great fit for you. Congrats!

  5. Thanks, Helen. I don’t see it as all over the map; I keep coming back to the same place! (This will be my third time working at Adobe.)

  6. YAY! Happy to hear that you have something that at least meets your needs now. There’s something really cool about having the newness of a new job and yet the oldness of having one that you already know…
    I hope that you are content for a while.

  7. Noelle: Yay! I hope so too.
    Chris: When you said, “Too bad I won’t be seeing you for a while,” I thought it meant you were buried at work, not that you had CRACKED YOUR LEG.

  8. I got scammed out of my hiring bonus though…how could you?
    Congrats…

  9. Sorry, Dave! I’ll buy you lunch at Google sometime. 😉