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My 2nd job but 1st IT job.

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by greenbrucelee, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    After messing about building PCs for last year or so I built one for someone's son. What I wasn't aware of that the Father of the son owned his own IT support and Networking solutions company.

    His Father is now my boss although I am still doing my other job at the same time.

    I'm now have the title of hardware engineer :)

    My job basically involves building server racks, installing all the switches and cabling it all up and installing workstations.

    seems pretty cool so far, I have been doing it sice just before crimbo.
     
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    Sounds pretty cool, I guess you like it too since you're a hardware nut?

    Good job :biggrin

    And what's with all these people suddenly getting new jobs, is the economy finally picking up 8) ?
     
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    Sounds great fella.

    If your enjoying it thats the main thing.
     
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    Allegedly it is.

    Yep seem quite cool, have been doing a load of remote stuff although writing scripts n stuff reminds me of programming which really annoys me.
     
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    Great news GBL I was actually gonna drop you a PM to ask how's your jobseeking going.

    Well done mate. Enjoy
     
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    Thanks :D
     
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    Congrats...
    Sounds like fun. Are you working as a consultant?
     
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    Sounds good mate, well done! :biggrin
     
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    Wooo! I know you've been wanting your first "real" IT job... congrats!
     
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    Congrats.
     
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    Congrats GBL. A great end to a long hard slog. :biggrin
     
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    Well deserved and congrats:)
     
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    I have to do the odd bit where I advise what the clients should have but I don't go through business plans and how it will help etc/

    Thanks everyone.
     
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    Sounds great man. Glad to hear you've got something more enjoyable sorted! Enjoy it :D

    Qs
     
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    only thing is I am doing my old job still 3 nights a week and doing my new job 4/5 days a week, I might end up hitting a wall of tiredness at some point. Doing 60 odd hours a week might get to me in the end.
     
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    It can be done, I'm sure you'll be fine. The work needs to be enjoyable. It helps if the people you interact with are a good bunch as well.
     
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    Congrats. Its well deserved.

    Maria
     
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    Yep, everyone seems fine although I actually like building and upgrading stuff where I am on my own just so I can get on with things.

    Thermal paste gets a bit over powering after you build 5 systems a day though.

    Had a weird experience the other day, I had to figure out what was wrong with a cutsomers server (was one built for him by someone) to my suprise I found out it was being powered by the worst make of power supply you can get ' the dreaded rosewill ' it took all about 1 second to realise that that was the problem.:D
     
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    Congrats mate! :biggrin
     
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    THanks everyone:D
     
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