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Hello again... been a while.

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Rostros22, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. Rostros22

    Rostros22 Kilobyte Poster

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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!

    I have been gone for quite sometime now, various reasons etc.

    Thought I would just say hello and let you know what has been going on. Since my last post many, many moons ago I have passed my ITIL courses and also my FAST auditor exams which was nice.

    Also I am on the verge of becoming a police officer with the view to move into fraud and identity theft after my first few years on the normal ‘bobby beat’.

    In my personal life I now have a fiancée and a new niece.

    Anyway thought I would just say hello again, and hopefully I will be around to join in the banter again.

    Stu
     
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  2. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    Merry Christmas, Happy new year, congratulations...and good luck with the police officer job! :police :biggrin
     
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  3. Rostros22

    Rostros22 Kilobyte Poster

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    Thank you very much!

    It has been a long 8 months doing all the interviews, assessments, medicals and physicals but hopefully I am coming near the end and with any luck have a start date next March.

    Be a big change from what I do now, but looking forward to it. :biggrin
     
    Certifications: ITIL Certs, F.A.S.T Auditor Certs
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  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Great to hear a success story! More power to you (and a Happy new year!).

    Harry.
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Welcome back Stu!

    Good luck in your new choice of career. :biggrin
     
  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Congrats!
     
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  7. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Looks like things are going great for you, well done and good luck :)
     
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  8. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Well done Stu. Good luck with the new career.

    Are you out of IT for good, or is the plan to work for the Police in an IT role at some time?

    Best regards

    Si
     
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  9. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Welcome home mate. :D
     
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  10. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    G'day Stu, nice to see you posting again and congrats!
     
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  11. Rostros22

    Rostros22 Kilobyte Poster

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    To be honest I am not really sure Si

    I have always been interested in being a police officer and as my current employment may end in March next year (company buy out) I just thought to myself why not? To be honest I wasn’t sure how far I would make it in the recruitment process but after the first few months I began to think I could really do it.

    More than likely I will attempt to pursue a career with the police now, but if they have roles that can use my IT skills I am sure they will point it out to me during my development stages.

    I will carry on with my interest in IT, I don’t think I can get away from that as it is an interest as well as a job.

    But I will keep you all posted and let you know how I get on.

    Stu
     
    Certifications: ITIL Certs, F.A.S.T Auditor Certs
    WIP: None - Application with Police
  12. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Good luck :thumbleft

    Keep us posted.

    Si
     
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  13. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Good luck mate :thumbleft
     
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  14. zebulebu

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    Good luck mate

    I work for a police force (in IT, i hasten to add, not as a copper), and there are masses of opportunities for police officers who are technically literate to move into very interesting IT-based roles.

    A lot of opportunities abound, (not least because the vast majority of coppers are complete luddites) so should you decide to move into the technology department of your force after you've put your graft in on the beat, I'm sure you'll be much better placed than most people starting out in IT without that advantage.

    PS: If you're going into the GMP, their IT is pretty good - second only to ours :biggrin

    PPS: always nice to meet another 'Stu' - who spells his name the right way :respct
     
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  15. Alex Wright

    Alex Wright Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome back mate!!

    AW
     
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  16. tripwire45
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    Greetings Stu. Welcome back to CF. :)
     
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  17. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi Stu, and welcome back from me too. :)

    My neighbour is also a polis called Stu - are you or Zeb him ? :hhhmmm
     
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