Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Snapshot of my I.T. career

Here’s a snapshot of my IT career

Dates
Owner
Employer
location
1970-02 to 1971-02 l
RCA
RCA
Princeton, NJ (Cherry Hill, NJ, Indianapolis, IN)
1972-03 to 1972-09 m
US Fed
Navy
Washington, DC
1972-09 to 1973-11m
Sperry
Univac-MNT
Montclair, NJ
1973-11 to 1974-08 t
Sperry
Univac-Bell
Piscataway, NJ (heavy travel to St Paul MN, other NJ, NYS locations)
1974-08 to 1977-05 r
RCA
NBC
New York, NY
1977-05 to 1979-01 m
Bradford Natl
Bradford-MMIS
New York, NY
1979-01 to 1981-10 m
BCBS
CABCO
Dallas, TX
1981-11 to 1988-06 m
Chilton
Chilton
Dallas, TX
1988-07 to 1989-05 m
BCBS
CCG
Washington, DC (travel to Richmond, VA)
1989-05 to 1990-01 tt
ICF
Lewin-CCG
Washington, DC
1990-01 to 1997-08 m
ReliaStar *
USLICO
Arlington, VA, travel to Minneapolis MN
1997-09 to 2001-12 t,l
ING-ReliaStar
ReliaStar
Minneapolis, MN
Interim jobs (2001-present)



Note – “*”  NWNL purchased USLICO in January 1995 and renamed the combined company ReliaStar;

ING purchased ReliaStar in September 2000 and left the name intact.

Note the other legend items:

An “m” means a new job, no relation to previous employer; and “l” means an involuntary layoff with severance.

A “t” means a voluntary transfer within the same employer to new management

An “r” means a rehire, with credit (in terms of vesting and seniority) for pervious service. The NBC hire was technically a return from previous RCA layoff for a new job offer.  This happened only once in my IT career.

A “tt” means a transfer as part of a group of employees because of major restructuring by outside purchaser, with similar duties.

Notice than in my career, I had 11 separate work environments in 6 states. There were two layoffs (1971, 2001), with a rehire in 1974 after the first layoff.  Were I still in the market, I believe a second rehire (to ING) would be at least conceivable.  There were 6 job changes to totally new employers.  There were two voluntary internal transfers, and one involuntary mass transfer. 

Note that some ownerships have changed.  I believe NBC has belonged to GE and then to Universal Pictures and Comcast.  Chilton was purchased by TRW and eventually became Experian.  Lewin was eventually sold to Quorum.  Bradford became part of McDonnell –Douglas.  ING is still one of the world’s largest financial services companies. 
  
Was I a job hopper?  Not really.  I think I was regarded as a very stable person by all managements that I worked for. 
     
Most of my years (except for 19 months with the Federal government) were spent with private industry.
  

I now draw social security and an ING pension, but for Census purposes I should be counted also as self-employed.  

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