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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by wizard, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Just thought I'd let you all know, that once all of my finances have been sorted I have decided at this time to no longer pursue a career in IT.

    I will be completing the OU Exam on Friday and if I have the inclination to do so I will sit the 2 CCNA exams.

    I have decided that I'm going to pursue my first love and that is to do with literature and train to become a proof reader. I know I won't make big money out of it and will still have to do another job along side.

    I feel that since I was made redundant nearly a year ago I feel a part of me is missing and I no longer feel it is IT. I also feel completely drained battling my bank.

    When my finances are sorted I'll be taking as few days off work and going down to somewhere in cornwall to wind down and clear my mind.

    Do not fear I shall still be posting here and will be up for any future CF meets. :D
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Good Luck with the new direction Wiz.

    You may even find that your 'other job' ends up being in IT! Now won't that be a dilema! :biggrin
     
  3. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    I know terrible isn't it :D
     
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  4. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Good luck on your adventure and well done for following your dreams. It maybe that you just need to take a break from IT and Re-align your goals. However, I also think job satisfaction should come first and if IT is making you unhappy the you have to make the change.:thumbleft

    Wish you all the best and hope you come back and let everyone here know how the new job/adventure is going.:biggrin
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    I hope that doesn't mean you'll be leaving us. After all, I don't *really* work in IT to the degree that I don't touch routers, servers, and such...I just write about technical content. Perhaps we are more alike than unalike. Good luck on your pursuits. :)
     
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  6. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    IT sucks!

    :tune
     
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  7. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Thanks for that guys, proof reading has interested me for years, I even did as part of my YTS IT course back in 1991. Don't worry I won't be leaving you. :D
     
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  8. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Good luck on your new (old) career choice :)

    I'll be one of your customers - when I finish my first novel, you can be one of the first to check it out :)
     
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  9. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Cheers :beers2
     
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  10. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Good luck on that mate, its admirable to hear that you are going to persue what you want to do.
     
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  11. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Good luck on your chosen path mate:)
     
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  12. twizzle

    twizzle Gigabyte Poster

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    Good luck on the change mate, maybe you could even end up Proof reading trips next book!!!
     
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  13. Headache

    Headache Gigabyte Poster

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    Best of luck, mate, whatever you decide. The whole point of life is to maximise what little happiness you can glean out of it. So do what you have to do to be happy.
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Best of luck in your career change. Just remember that there's writing and editing to be done in IT as well... I've done my share of proof reading, and I would assume Trip has as well.

    Keep us posted!!!
     
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  15. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Wot they said.

    Good luck :thumbleft
     
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  16. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Like everyone commented, Good luck with your new career. I hope that everything is going to go well for you and that you are happy.
     
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  17. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    I hope everything goes well for you in your chosen path mate...good luck and glad your still stayin with us :biggrin
     
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  18. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Ah mate - you will be definately missed, hopefully you stick around, and dont fully fall out of the IT sector...

    Good Luck - if your having a bad day, have a look at your shirt, im sure that will brighten it up
     
  19. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    As I said I won't be leaving here :D
     
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  20. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Thats good to hear you would be sadly missed mate.:D
     
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