Team of 'The Reporting Guys'

I've always considered my style that of the 'one eyed man in the land of the blind'.

By that, I got by for most of my career for knowing some of the ins and outs of technical jargon that many people did not know or understand.

Which has provided a good stable career in the field of Information Technology.

However, working for a real softward company now, I see that although my skills are descent, there are some people that far exceed good.

Not only do they know what I know, they know a whole lot more, other stuff.

They may know more technology.  More industry jargon.  More business rules.  More Accounting skills.  More political savy.

And some of that on much deeper levels.

Which is not to say that I'm a dunce or anything.

Which just means I continually have to learn the business in addition to the data as well as they systems, oh yeah, and the customers within each of the departments as well.

However, this is a good learning opportunity.

I used to be able to look at the SQL and the report and make the necessary modifications by myself.

Now I'm dependent on other's to provide the necessary business rules and where to find the data and how things changed over time.

I've always been 'the reporting guy'.

Now I'm part of a Business Intelligence team.

Working alongside a half dozen other taltented programmers and report writers.

I'm no longer a one man show, a one eyed man in the land of the blind.

However, I think my skills can keep up with the pack.

I'm not out to be the alpha, just contribute to the team and make a descent living.

And there you have it!

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