Going Freelance Once Again

I mentioned last fall that I had taken the big plunge and taken on a full-time position at ErgoGroup in Norway. I have now quit that job, and to avoid speculation, I’d like to explain at least the outline of the reason.

First of all, the SharePoint team, including the bosses of the SharePoint and portal departments at Ergo, are a great bunch of people, highly skilled, passionate, and very friendly.

However, I have been working freelance for all my life, more or less, controlling every aspect of my work. I probably have grown too accustomed to that freedom to fit into a huge and highly regulated company like Ergo. What I expect from them isn’t always what they are able or willing to give, and when those expectations turn into needs, there is a conflict that we have not been able to resolve.

Ergo is not a bad company for most people – it’s just not right for me. Many people prefer the safety and predictability of such an environment and can live with sacrificing some freedom to get that.

I can’t, and that’s the reason why I am back as a freelance SharePoint consultant as of Friday, January 15.

Oh, and to any recruiters out there: Don’t even think about it.

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Bjørn Furuknap

I previously did SharePoint. These days, I try new things to see where I can find the passion. If you have great ideas, cool projects, or is in general an awesome person, get in touch and we might find out together.

5 thoughts on “Going Freelance Once Again”

  1. Congratulations Bjørn! I would still consider myself a SharePoint newbie but your new offering Understand SharePoint got me hooked. Yes, I'm a subscriber and have already read and re-read your first three issues. Thanks for making it readable & good luck!

    – Mike

  2. Good luck Bjørn. It has been a pleasure working with you. Maybe we have to send you a mail some day if we get in trouble with the Intranet :-)

    Per K

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