Once upon a lifetime ago, I used to repair helicopters. The job wasn’t at all glamorous. All you had to do was to follow the manual, observe regulations and ensure the paperwork was correct. Everyday you had to perform scheduled maintenance.
Then one day I quit and left it all.
For five years, I worked in various other fields gathering knowledge other than helicopter maintenance. Because the aviation industry here was close-knitted, there was no way I would be returing to reparing airplanes…
… or so I thought.
Last two weeks have been weird and almost surreal. After a call from one of my former colleagues in the helicopter offshore company, I’ve since met the most number of former colleagues in the last 10 working days than I’ve ever met in the last five years.
The short story is that a bunch of them has started a new company and the need someone with an IT background to help them start it from scratch and run it. I accepted. Why, after all these years? Because it looked to me that in my absence my former peers have put themselves in a position to change the landscape of the industry here in the country. Out with the old and in with the new, gradually.
And I like the way how things are going with them in charge. So here I am back to what I started fifteen years ago, in a full circle.