Sun Microsystems

By April 2, 20043 Comments

I used to work for Sun Microsystems. Within a week of starting the job, with spectacular timing and support, my long-term girlfriend dumped me. I’m not bitter (well, not now at any rate). And so it was that that year at Sun, the fun and frolics and nights out and parties, was a pivotal time for me, a fresh start, and to this day I’m still friends with many of them, even the ones that called me “student” and “tea boy”. Hell, one of them, Alex, is getting married next month to my good friend Milly.
But, sad though I am to say it (and difficult as it is to say with tongue firmly in cheek), my leaving Sun was plainly a pivotal time for them, too. Just look at this graph (from the estimable Yahoo Finance). You see the peak in October 2000? That’s when i left. Since then, shares have tumbled. And if they call and beg me to come back? Well, I charge a mean price nowadays…


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