Here's the cliffnotes version of the story.....
Back in November Company A, which is actually owned by Company B hires me as a help desk/desktop technician. Between then and now tons of crap hits the fan, Company B actually gets bought up by Company C, an investment firm, everybody's freaking out, etc etc etc.
Company A recently decides that they're sick of the corporate BS and they're gonna quit and start a new company and go back to their old ways. Company B who is technically my employer hires a new director a few weeks ago to start working things out because Company A is leaving and Company B and C will be left with no IT department.
Since Company A is leaving, that leaves me and another guy, codenamed Slingblade, and the new director to run the show here. We have over 30 offices spread over 5 states, and this network is the biggest rats nest I've ever seen, and I've seen a few. Any of you that are in IT know that this cannot be a pretty situation, and it's not. Not even close to it. On top of that, the director is not a very technical person as he's been a director for 8 years, and English is a second language for him. "Slingblade" is worthless. He can't even install a network printer without asking for help. Doesn't call people back, ignores problems, etc
Guess who gets to clean up his litter?
Oh yeah, he also makes more than I do, and he's supposed to be my manager
The director came into my office this morning, and we sat and talked for about an hour. He flat out asked me if I plan on leaving with Company A. So I came back and asked him what kind of a future I have here. From there the conversation evolved into him basically saying that I can do whatever I want here. He wants me to help him rebuild the network, implement new systems, etc etc. So I basically just got offered a systems admin/engineer job
The transition will take months obviously, as I'll have to learn the ins and outs of the current system so we can maintain it while we look at new things and bring them in. I've had tons of ideas, and since the conversation has ended my mind has gone into top gear to try and figure out what we need to do first.
This is one hell of an opportunity for me, I'm gonna take it and run like hell. It's some serious experience to be gained, and an awful lot to learn. Those of you that pray, keep me in your prayers 'cuz I'm gonna need it. This is truly a blessing, I'm very very excited about this opportunity