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Having to delay the exam

Discussion in 'Network+' started by greenbrucelee, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    The new guy who started at my work is now leaving so that means me and my manager are going to have to go back onto double shifts.

    Basically I will be working Monday and Tuesday days, Wednesday and Thursday nights and Friday from 12 noon. Then every alternate Saturday.

    I wish test centers near me were open on a Saturday.

    We are recruiting for a replacement but obviously the replacement will need training, so my new shifts are provisionally for 3 months.

    I'll just keep studying then.
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    To bad about pushing your exam back, good news is that your pay packet will be a bit bigger :)

    -ken
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Yep by 23% and double pay on a Saturday. Plus I am getting a £400 bonus for my trouble.

    It just sucks as I planning on taking the exam soon.
     
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  4. NightWalker

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    That's a punishing shift pattern :blink
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    Yep it is, I have done it before for about 6 months so I am a bit used to it.
     
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  6. Theprof

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    Thats to bad mate, well at least you can review a little more. Btw when where you planning on sitting the N+?
     
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    I could never get more than a bit used to rotating shifts, its always hard.
     
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  8. greenbrucelee
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    I'll have to sit it after this new shift pattern ends, I did want to do in about 2 weeks but it's not going to be possible now.

    I prefer night shift, rotating shifts are annoying but once you have dome them for a while you can do them. Although you do look knackered all of the time.
     
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    I worked nights in a job a few years back, loved it. Done my share of rotating shifts, your right, you always look knackered. Its a shame you have to put off your exam, is there no way you can fit it in on a Friday morning first thing? Be good it you could while everything is fresh in your mind.
     
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  10. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Not when my nearest test center is 54 miles away in one direction and my work is 18.9 miles in the other. I would be pushing it as I am supposed to start at 12noon on a friday and finish at 4am on the Thursday.
     
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  11. wagnerk
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    What we need are 24hrs testing centres, wonder if Tesco's are willing to become Prometric and Vue centres? :biggrin

    -Ken
     
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  12. greenbrucelee
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    It would help :)
     
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    I guess i am rather lucky getting the chance to do these part time at college for free i would hate to have to jump though as many hoops as everyone else.
     
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  14. greenbrucelee
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    I wish I was your age again so I didn't have work and family to juggle my studying around.
     
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    You can always hand over the extra dosh to a TP ! :dry
     
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    Don't even wanna think about that ! :ohmy
     
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    As if I would do a thing like that. The money will go on my new build, just means I'll have it a month earlier than planned :D
     
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    bad luck on your exam, still does give you more tim4e to study and get a higher mark, I hope there is at least 10 hours between the thrusday and friday shift as per the working time regulations!
     
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    its actually supposed to be 11 hours but no there isn't goingt to be that. I will be finishing at 4am friday and back in at 12 although some thursdays I amy get away at 2am
     
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  20. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Ouch doing extra shifts thats not easy, but as TheProf said at least you get a bit more money!

    Is there any rush to do the N+ exam mate?:blink
     
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