Having a Computer Guy in the House

June 30, 2011

This SoftLayer Blog entry actually comes to us from Kate Moseley (Age 10), daughter of VP of Network Engineering Ric Moseley.

I think it is cool that my dad is a computer guy that works for SoftLayer because he is always able to fix our computers, TVs, and anything electronic. His job is to order and fix computer networks. He also likes messing with anything technical at home including iPods, iPhones, computers, TVs, etc.

My dad is always working so hard to earn money for our family. Sometimes he's so busy emailing people at work that when you ask him a question, it's like he can't even hear you. I also think that it's cool that he gets to travel to a different state almost every month it seems like. I love going to my dad's office because I get to see what it's like working in an office with so many people in such a busy place.

My dad goes to many meetings with his boss, Lance, and the rest of the staff. When he's not at his office, he's still working really hard at home! Sometimes he stays up till 4 o'clock in the morning to help fix things at his work. One time he got a call while we were on vacation saying that a router was down at the data center and he needed to come back ASAP! So he packed up his bags and headed back to Dallas! Sometimes we don't even get to sit down and have an actual meal as a family because he always misses dinner and sometimes he's on a conference call for more than 2 hours at a time.

My dad used to work at The Planet. He and 9 other people came up with the company called "SoftLayer." SoftLayer recently merged with The Planet, and now they are one big company. His company is always getting bigger, so almost every year they have to move offices to a different location. My dad loves his job because he gets to interact with one of his favorite things: Technology. SoftLayer has given my family an opportunity to do many things in life that we would not ever have had the chance to do.

Someday I hope to be a part of SoftLayer just like my dad is today.

- Kate Moseley

If you share Kate's hope to one day be a part of the SoftLayer team, visit the SoftLayer Careers page. We have more than 50 positions available in Dallas, Houston, Washington, D.C., Seattle, San Francisco and Amsterdam. As Kate explained, SoftLayer is growing like crazy, so whether your background is in Finance, Technical Support, Facilities, Human Resources, IT, Marketing, Sales or Development, we want you to join us!

Comments

July 3rd, 2011 at 8:52pm

It's so heart touching to hear the words of praise for her dad from a 10 year old. It's so surprising that she understands the nature of her dad's job and the way she is supporting dad. Really great.

Best of luck!!!

Regards,
Satish.

July 7th, 2011 at 11:19pm

Kate, when you grow up you really should get an education and perhaps find your own career instead of working with a family business.

It'll say alot more for yourself rather than having a job because of daddy.

Softlayer and ThePlanet did not merge; ThePlanet went broke and Softlayer bought it up.

Best of luck to you

July 8th, 2011 at 10:23am

Thanks for the comment Satish, she was very happy to see that she got featured on SoftLayer's blog!

James, we appreciate that you want to be heard, but a 10-year-old's blog post about how she loves her dad and what SoftLayer has done for her family probably isn't the best medium to get the attention you're looking for. I don't know what experience with SoftLayer made you so cynical, but your negativity is misdirected here.

Because you didn't have any visibility into the merger or what led to it, it's understandable that the matter-of-fact statement you made about the merger would be so misinformed. The Planet was a profitable hosting provider owned by a private equity firm. That private equity firm purchased a controlling stake in SoftLayer and decided to consolidate operations of the two companies under the SoftLayer brand in November of last year. This "family business" did $78 million in revenue in Q1 of 2011, and the future is bright, and we look forward to Kate getting her education and earning a position at the company.

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July 3rd, 2011 at 8:52pm

It's so heart touching to hear the words of praise for her dad from a 10 year old. It's so surprising that she understands the nature of her dad's job and the way she is supporting dad. Really great.

Best of luck!!!

Regards,
Satish.

July 7th, 2011 at 11:19pm

Kate, when you grow up you really should get an education and perhaps find your own career instead of working with a family business.

It'll say alot more for yourself rather than having a job because of daddy.

Softlayer and ThePlanet did not merge; ThePlanet went broke and Softlayer bought it up.

Best of luck to you

July 8th, 2011 at 10:23am

Thanks for the comment Satish, she was very happy to see that she got featured on SoftLayer's blog!

James, we appreciate that you want to be heard, but a 10-year-old's blog post about how she loves her dad and what SoftLayer has done for her family probably isn't the best medium to get the attention you're looking for. I don't know what experience with SoftLayer made you so cynical, but your negativity is misdirected here.

Because you didn't have any visibility into the merger or what led to it, it's understandable that the matter-of-fact statement you made about the merger would be so misinformed. The Planet was a profitable hosting provider owned by a private equity firm. That private equity firm purchased a controlling stake in SoftLayer and decided to consolidate operations of the two companies under the SoftLayer brand in November of last year. This "family business" did $78 million in revenue in Q1 of 2011, and the future is bright, and we look forward to Kate getting her education and earning a position at the company.

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