Molding My Job
When I started my job over 2 years ago, I recognized that I wanted to work on the framework code, but I ended up doing mostly application code. I still took my every spare moment to study, recommend, and implement new framework ideas.
Today, a new team organization chart come down from management, and I'm officially on the framework team! Like I've done in other positions, I've turned my job into what I wanted it to be.
I'm grateful for the freedoms most my jobs have afforded me to advance my knowledge while advancing projects. At my previous job, I came in as a Java application programmer, started studying J2EE on my own, and introduced it as possible solutions to our current problem-set. By the time I left there, I was working as the J2EE technical lead architect.