Black and white. As opposed as can be. And then again ... not.
While previously I was working as an application consultant for Kronos, which is mainly in the business of time registration, I'm now working as a product manager for Cipal-Schaubroeck, which is mainly in payroll & HR services.
You see the connection there ? Indeed, time registration is pretty important for payroll services and payroll is the basic reason for time registration. At Kronos I was working with the package developed by product managers and IT people to build systems for customers and provide their payroll services with the data they needed in the form they needed it. At Cipal Schaubroeck I develop a product (eKalender) with our IT people to provide our customers with the possibility to manually enter or import the data we need in the form we need it from their time registration provider.
And despite the fact that we don't have that many customers in common, I have found myself working with former colleagues (people I actually never had the pleasure to work with while we were not "former"). It is a small world indeed and it is not ... black and white.