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Irony: incongruity between expectation and what actually occurs

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Perhaps the 42 of you who read this blog might remember when, back in June, I teased my friend departing for Microsoft regarding the fact that he was taking what Popular Science considered one of the Worst Jobs in Science.
Well...last month I was invited to interview at MS, did so, was offered a job, and accepted. Some of you may find that ironic in and of itself, but imagine the change in my perception when, with Gmail account, Macbook, and Linux sticker-laden car in the parking lot, I was greeted for the interview loop with a technical acuity and respectful openness I'd not seen the likes of before.
Suffice it to say, that this is a business that gives security more due than any I've ever worked for, from the perspective of the consumer and the company. No, I didn't drink the Kool-Aid.
Call me contradictory if you will, but I am thrilled to be here. If this is the 6th Worst Job in Science, the folks at Popular Science may be smoking the very whale poo referred to in the 10…