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I handed in my notice

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by SimonD, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Well I handed in my notice yesterday, all very sudden. I got a call on Thursday asking me to telephone interview with someone, this company had been looking for a Windows and Virtualisation specialist since November and hadn't been having much luck.

    Initially this was supposed to be a telephone and would be followed up with a face 2 face if I were successful on the phone.

    Having answered a number of questions (some of them I couldn't answer completely) I felt sure that I had blown it, suprisingly however not only had I passed the phone interview but they wanted to offer me the position there and then. To say I was shocked would be an understatement.

    Anyway, I received copies of the job offer over the weekend and resigned from my current position yesterday.

    There are a number of factors as to why I have done this, I could potentially have been in this role for another 9 - 12 months (having already been in it for 9+ months already) but in the time I have been here I have felt that things were just not working out for me.

    1, I was commuting 4+ hours a day by car.
    2, I had taken a massive drop in salary when I took the role on, come contract renewal I then had to take a further rate cut.
    3, My projects never actually finished, I was brought on board to deploy DPM and SCCM, having successfully deployed DPM I started the SCCM deployment only to be sidetracked into deploying UAG and OWA (not an issue from my perspective, after all it's more skills) but I was then informed I was needed to redesign their AD and that they were going to bring in someone else to finish off the SCCM deployment.
    4, Virtualisation......... no matter what I did with regards to virtualisation I may just have been banging my head against a brick wall. It will never happen here and I think that's the wrong decision.

    With these factors in mind (and they are not the only ones) I decided knew it was time to move on.

    Surprisingly both my boss and the agent have been really great about it, I was really expecting my boss to blow his top but he understands that I need to survive financially and the only way to do that was with a new role (they sure as heck weren't going to increase my daily rate by the required £60pd that I would need to bring me in line with the lower end of the market rates).

    I have a couple of days of tidying up my documentation and then on Friday its goodbye NHS Trust.
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    Congrats on the new job and by the sounds of it and bigger pay slip :)

    -ken
     
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  3. 1/4

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    Congratulations Simon.

    Bet it felt good that someone sent a bolt out the blue with a message tied to it saying "You're worth more than this mate".
     
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  4. michael78

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    Nice one mate, glad it's all sorted and good luck with the new job.
     
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  5. onoski

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    Congratulations Simon and well deserved:) I have always admired your tenacity, drive, discipline and most of all professionalism.

    If you had a twitter account I'd sign up to twitter so just that I can learn and get motivated by each of your post you draft. All the best.
     
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  6. kevicho

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    Congratulations, good luck in your new role!
     
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  7. SimonD

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    I do have Twitter @EV_Simon, I have a virtualisation blog at www.everything-virtual.com as well. I mainly follow the big VMware guys.

    (currently working on my-installguides.com and my-homelab.com but they are still WIP)
     
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  8. j1mgg

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    Congratulations on the new job.

    it does feel good when something isnt really that exciting anymore and you get a way out to a touch wood better place.
     
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  9. zet

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    nice one on the job! 4 hour commute? I start complaining if its 2hrs :(
     
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  10. Simonvm

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    Good luck on the new job!

    Handed in my notice last week for similar reason, more free time + better pay :)
     
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  11. loca1hero

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    Major congrats and good luck with the new role :thumbleft, I’m in the same situation at the moment, were I’m travelling more, getting less and it’s not a job that offers any progression. I’m looking for something better in terms of learning more skills and if the pay is reasonable then that wouldn’t hurt. Anyway its always good to make a fresh start in a new role were your appreciated
     
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    Thanks Simon, as I would be checking our the site shortly:)
     
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  13. jk2447

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    Nice one Simondo, I despise my commute at the minute so totally know how you feel.
     
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  14. nugget
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    Congrats on the new job and good luck with it. :thumbleft
     
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  15. ethernet0

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    Congrats Simon.
     
  16. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Good stuff Simon, Congrats! and I am happy for you!
     
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  17. danielno8

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    congrats!
     
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  18. LukeP

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    Congrats Simon! :thumbleft
     
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  19. BosonMichael
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    Major congrats!
     
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  20. Fergal1982

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    Congrats.
     
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