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Meet Manchesters Newest Web Designer

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by jodsclass, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. jodsclass

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    Thanks guys for all your help and support. I landed pretty much my dream job as a web designer here in Manchester City Centre. Interviewed for it friday, and after a 2 hour interview sat in a coffee shop with the director and second in command I got the job. Just heard back this morning.

    Thanks for all your help and support chaps. I never thought I could have acheived this, it really is a dream job for me.

    I start on Monday, a few butterflies, but considering I was about to 'sign on' its a welcome relief. they even have me a desktop and laptop setup at a station ready for me to use. I feel like royalty.

    ttfn chaps, and thanks so much

    Jodsclass
     
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  2. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Shweet! :biggrin :biggrin i think beer tonight is at jodsclass' Congrats man! Glad you finally made it!

    Btw wasnt this job related to your degree??? :biggrin
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    Great news Jodsclass!

    Congrats on landing the job. :thumbleft

    you're not leaving us now that you've landed a job are you? :eek:
     
  4. jodsclass

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    Nope not leaving for good, just this arvo, and I will probably be unable to see come this evening. Down the pub I think. £18k a year starting is a damn sight more than £4k a year as a student so a huge celebration is in order methinks.

    I am in no way leaving you guys for good, just this afternoon

    jodsclass
     
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  5. jodsclass

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    Yes, erm, it is. Just didn't think I would have a hope in hell against some of these uber talented Flash designers poping up everywhere. I'm old school, code and images, nothing fandangled. Justs so happens that my kind (coders, developers) get paid a damn site more than graphic web designers, and we are more in demand.

    Hooray for geekiness

    Jodsclass
     
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  6. Pete01

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    Great to hear!

    You must be feeling like you've gone from one extreme to the other!

    True about the web development being in more demand than the flash designer types. Gone are the days of clever looking sites with annoying navigation and load times.

    It's all about simplistic design (so people can actually find the information they're looking for before clicking the back button), functionality and SEO now.

    Congrats.
     
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  7. jodsclass

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    Cheers Pete.

    yeah you hit the nail on the head there. Content rich sites are far more valuable to their owners than jumped up animations and videos. Flash has its place, but to build entire sites from it is not my cup of tea. Especially these ones where you click a link and you have to watch a stupid transistion to the next page with zapping sound effects and things twirling about. You know the kind.

    So Excited. Just called the wife and she is over the moon. At last she doesnt have to cover my end financially too.

    Things are looking up for lil old Jodsclass
     
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    Congratulations :morebeer

    Its too hot to drink this amount of alcohol :D
     
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    Brilliant! congratulations
     
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  10. Boycie
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    Excellent news. Well done :thumbleft

    Let us know how it goes on Monday.

    Si
     
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  11. jodsclass

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    Well Guys, its not what I thought it would be. The job I went in for was as a designer, and so far, I am working as a web developer. Spent 3 days solid developing in asp and php and I'm really not having fun. I am a designer, I do front ends, flash, graphics etc, and whilst i can develop, i don't enjoy it. The job I applied for was a design job, and its kinda like "well we need a developer more than a designer so your now developing". Quite misleading. I think I have come to the conclusion after working in tech support roles and design roles, that I prefer tech.

    This brings me to the next dilhema. I am looking for another job, and I aint been here a week yet, which sucks. Now I am bringing in some cash which is good, but waking up in the morning thinking ah F%&K isnt great. I didnt apply to be a developer, and whats more, they aint paying me enough to develop.

    I have applied for a ton of tech jobs today, and I'm praying that I will seem more attractive to prospective employers, as I am in work, but by the same token, i may appear like I am easily displaced, which may work against me. Any advice on what I should do? I have tried negotiating with the boss and they said that whilst they advertised for a designer, they felt i was a better developer, and better filled their needs. Its a joke. I would have been tempted to walk straight away if it wasnt for the fact that I need to pay the bills.

    It all kinda seems like deception too, falsley advertising and recruiting for a posistion?

    Thanks guys

    Jodsclass
     
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  12. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    That is crafty of them, but i would stick at it- you might enjoy it eventually. If you can't hack it at least you have a job while looking for another.

    Si
     
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  13. hbroomhall

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    And even more beneficial - experience!

    Harry.
     
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  14. Frontier

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    Congratulations on getting your new job. I know how hard it can be to get one - its so rewarding when someone finalley gives you a chance isnt it?
    My advice would be to stick at it. You never know where it might lead and you may find you enjoy it just as much as designing after a while. At least give it a chance m8. :biggrin
     
  15. Sparky
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    Just picked up on this thread, congrats on landing the job and I also know what you’re going through.

    I moved to a IT support job a just over a year ago as it was a much bigger network and I was getting a £5k payrise! After about a week in the job I realised it wasn’t for me as I was doing helpdesk stuff and to be honest there wasn’t enough work to get through the day, 3 or 4 calls to be honest! Total joke!

    Ended up leaving (redundancy) and now have a ace job (most of the time!)

    My advice would be to update your C.V and apply for other jobs. :biggrin
     
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