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Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Baron210, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. Baron210

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    Hi Again,

    I would like some advice from Cert-forums users if possible,
    This may seem a little ungrateful, but i've been lucky enough to gain work (entirely off of my own back so to speak), with a small industrial computer manufacturer near me.
    To be honest, the pay could be better (14.5k per annum), but the work is enjoyable, the pace isn't too rushed and I am building (intergrating), all kinds of systems out of mainly new parts and enjoying the experience, the flipside of this is that there really is no scope for progression for me in this company, but I have just been succesfully interviewed by another company (as a photocopy, fax and printer field service engineer).
    The new job is offering a start salary of 18k per annum plus diesel company car and training (such as MSCE and Cisco CCNA).
    I really am in a confused state as to which way to go - do I leave the current job so soon (16 weeks employment), dealing with computer construction, in which I have to be honest, have more interest in, and forsake progression, but have a steady job with semi-decent hours (no scope for o/t), or do I go for the office equipment SLA job with travel, scope for improvement, but more pressure and customer contact?

    What would you do???

    Feedback most welcome!:eek:
     
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  2. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Errr I'm a bit perplexed by your statement, you say the job is a photocopy engineer and yet they are prepared to train your in networking and system Administration?
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  3. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    On the flip side - what and where are more likely to be happy?

    which would give you more job satisfaction?

    It's better to live a happy life than a miserable life!8)
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Good point, dont see how the MCSE is going to help with a photocopier problem :blink
    Did they say what the training is?

    Why not train for the MCSE while in your current job?
     
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  5. Bluerinse
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    Hi, well I worked as a service manager for 14 years for an office equipment company based in Beckenham Kent. Bear in mind that the kit these days is very complex and almost all of it has network connectivity. We are talking about digital colour copiers, with post script capable printing, scanners, fax modules all in one multi-functional machines. Getting these things to play nicely on the various NOSs out there is a huge headache.

    You may enjoy this kind of work but to be honest an MCSE is way over the top. The Net+ would be far more appropriate. Not many copier engineers get to work on the connectivity side, most don't know enough about networking. So maybe they are trying to recruit people with that kind of experience and to me it doesn't sound like you fit that bill.

    My advice is stay where you are!

    Pete
     
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  6. Keimos

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    Hi Baron210,

    Why is the question that you have to ask them. Better money but as you have stated you like what you are doing.

    What can they offer you that is going to be of benefit in the long run. So, you get certified but will you get the relevant experience?

    Bluerinse has a point about network connectivity as there is a lot of these machines that are network enabled, but CCNA or MCSE would make you well over-qualified. Network+ would be a better option.

    Keimos
     
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