When I started working at Rogers the hot new phone was the Nokia 6160 [nok], which had the game Snake built in and not only call display but the ability to send text messages. Cantel had just launched their TDMA digital network, and text messaging was going to be the next big thing. Of course nobody had text messaging phones and so for a few years at least the only person I ever really texted to was myself and then only to prove to customers that the service worked.
A lot has changed since then. Cantel changed to Rogers AT&T and then to Rogers Wireless. I left Kelowna to move to Vancouver, met Lydia and got married. Lots of other things happened along the way, but that's what the blog's back catalogue is for.
For a time it was a great job, and great money. However it was never meant to be a long-term option and the fact that it's been thirteen years since I started means that I've stayed on well past when I had meant to leave. I learned a lot, met some really great people and had stable employment from when I left high school to well past university.
Tomorrow will be my last day selling Rogers' products. It's a big, and somewhat frightening step. There's a great deal to be said for stable employment, but it's time to try something new.