This is a difficult post for me, and an exciting one as well.  There are many good times that I’ll remember from working at Michael Foods, and I have to admit that I’m going to miss working with such a great group of people.  Anyone looking to join Michael Food’s IT department couldn’t look for a better team of people – seriously, the people are great and the environment is a good one – don’t hesitate.

Michael Foods Website So why am I leaving?  Because it’s time.  I’ve been with Michael Foods for a total of 9 years, the first two as a contract employee, the remaining as an FTE.  The experiences have been numerous and varied.  It is simply time for me to take the next step in my career – my goals no longer match the needs of the position I held, I simply need more room to grow in the directions I want to pursue.  Simple as that.

So, to my former coworkers, and friends that I leave behind on a day to day basis I need to say goodbye.  I’m sure that I’ll get a number of calls and questions on a number of topics, but for many I’ll probably not be in touch.  While this is a shame, I look forward to the possibilities of working with any of my former coworkers again someday in the future.  Simply to all, I want to say thank you.

There have also been many, several people that I want to thank individually – and I couldn’t fit it all in my goodbye email, so here it goes.

  • Jon – For patience & answer for every question – you’re a good friend
  • Pat – For teaching me how to appreciate individuals potential & look for new ideas
  • Jimmy – As a mentor in leadership & team building
  • Craig – For the importance of bandwidth, details, & the big picture
  • Pete – For project management & planning
  • Deb – For people skills & career coaching
  • Guy – For a different perspective & approach to things

Again, to everyone else I’ve worked with at Michael Foods, both in IT and the business – thank you for 9 great years.  It will not be forgotten.  Best wishes to you and your future endeavors.

Bring It On


Rick Mahn

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