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Good news for me during credit crunch

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by sakuraba1982, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. sakuraba1982

    sakuraba1982 Nibble Poster

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    i just thought I might like to share some good news in amounst all the bad news of the credit crunch etc..... I worked for my local council as a 1st line service support technician for nearly 2 years prior to this I had passed my A+ and N+ I thought i knew alot about computers after passing these exams but i was cery very wrong.

    For about 6 months I was really pleaseed to be a 1st line support tech but after that i found myself getting bored just answering the phone as this can be limited in what you learn. So i started and passed my MCSA 2003 over the course of a year but then the credit crunch really hit and I really struggled to find a second line support position due to there being less jobs out there.

    I was on about 16k in the 1st line support and when I passed my exams they put my to the top of my payscale only a raise of 1.5k but it was warmly recieved they were unable to promote me at that time due to the credit crunch.

    Then one of the 2nd liners decided to get another job and from then on I made a point of doing as much 2nd line hands on experince as i could get away with. I was not getting paid for it but I didn't care!!!

    long story short 3 months on and I have been promoted to a second line support technician :) with nearly a 6k raise.

    So the moral of this story is DON'T GIVE UP!! it took me two years to get what I wanted but I got there

    All the best

    :)
     
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  2. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Well done mate :)
     
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  3. sakuraba1982

    sakuraba1982 Nibble Poster

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    Thanks alot mate,

    I Nearly lost hope after I kept applying for jobs getting interviews and just misisng out to people with more experience. It s a big jump for 1st to 2nd line support.
     
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    congrats:)
     
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  5. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    Is it Kent County Council? Didn't know that the credit crunch affected councils...I thought it was stupidity i.e. investing millions of tax payer's money with a dodgy Icelandic bank.

    But looks like things are on the up for you! I too started the same as you at a council. Started on 1st line then got up to 2nd line. Moving up the ladder in a council is quite an achievement as you have to either a) wait till someone dies or b) hope that a temporary position turns permanent.

    Great news and well done!
     
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  6. Metalstar

    Metalstar Kilobyte Poster

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    That's awesome. It's good to hear about jobs going to people who deserve them-especially in the council.

    Congrats sir!
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    Congrats mate, on to bigger, better & more complicated things :)

    -ken
     
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  8. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Congrats dude, well done.
     
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    Congrats mate :biggrin
     
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  10. loneferret

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    Congrats! :p
     
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  11. sakuraba1982

    sakuraba1982 Nibble Poster

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    The thing was it was me getting my MCSA what got me noticed and got the ball rolling :)
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    Major congrats!
     
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