Kristian Lunde

Going our separate ways

with 3 comments

Yesterday (21 July 2009) I chose to resign from my position in Orange Bus. It was a very difficult decision to take, because I like the company and I like the people working there. I do however believe I took the right decision, it was something I had been thinking about for quite a while.

The most frequent question I have been asked the last 24 hours is:

Why did you resign from Orange Bus?…. I thought Orange Bus was a good place to work.

First of all I would like to say that YES!! Orange Bus is a good place to work. I have nothing bad to say about Orange Bus, they are a innovative and experienced web agency, have a brilliant team, and provide their customers with smart and solid web solutions.

My reason for resigning is much more personal, I have the last 4 months been seeing my enthusiasm and “spark” disappear bit by bit. This has scared me tremendously, because without my “spark” without that enthusiasm I am no longer a good developer and my creativity are not what it should be without it the “spark”. I spent a while trying to figure out why this was happening, and it took me some time before I found the problem.

I did not do what I am best at and likes to do the most, designing the architectural layout of software and develop in a way I enjoy. Drupal which is the main development platform in Orange Bus is a very good CMS (Content Management System) and I hugely respect it and the people behind it. I do however feel that this is not a platform I am very comfortable with. This is purely a personal preference.

To resign from a job without having a new job might seem idiotic in the current economical climate, but I honestly believe this was the best to do both for myself and for Orange Bus, neither of us would benefit from me staying. I am confident that I will find a new job and I look forward to talking it on. I have already had a few interviews and talked with some interesting people. I have a few ideas I would really like to see put to life, so I might set up my own company back in Norway. If and when that happens I will make sure to let you know. For now I will stay in Newcastle and see what happens.

There is no hard feelings between myself and Orange Bus, I have had a very good time there and I have learned a lot, I wish them all the best in the future.

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Written by Kristian Lunde

July 22nd, 2009 at 5:30 pm

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  1. Can I take this opportunity to wish Kristian all the best for the future. He’s a stand-up guy, and those who know him will know how honest and honorable he is too, although there’s plenty in his parting post above to suggest that, for those who don’t.

    We thoroughly enjoyed having Kristian here with us at Orange Bus, he will be missed.

    We all have a different path to walk. Sometimes they cross, but eventually they part and that’s what’s happened here. So all the best with whatever you end up doing, and I have no doubt you’ll make a success of whatever it is.

    Mike (Kristian’s former boss)

    Mike Parker

    23 Jul 09 at 07:35:02

  2. Right decision. If the ‘spark’ isn’t there anymore then its bad for you and the company.

    I think more people need to take this way of thinking on board, especially people working in creative industries.

    Good luck in the future.

    Lee Simpson

    23 Jul 09 at 08:11:44

  3. Thank you Lee :)

    Kristian Lunde

    23 Jul 09 at 08:15:49

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