With my experience and skill set, I had many opportunities available to me when I decided to leave my previous employer a couple of years ago. After careful consideration, I decided to join the team at DPJ, and I knew within a few weeks that I had made the right decision. The company was just completing the shutdown of its Kinston facility and the relocation of many positions, including mine, to Erlanger. Things were rather chaotic, but the company hired a new COO and the new team soon gelled. My co-workers are an interesting mixture of talented folks, and the small-company culture where everyone knows each other by first name suits me. Business has been expanding rather quickly though, which has caused some growing pains, but I'd much rather be having these problems than the constant downsizing my previous employer was going through.
The one constant in the aviation industry is change, so I don't know what the future holds, but for now I am enjoying the ride!