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New from Northamptonshire

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by zeroconf, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. zeroconf

    zeroconf New Member

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    Hello all,

    After thinking it through for far too long, I've finally decided to embark on a long-overdue career change.

    I must admit that I'm quite scared and feeling very vulnerable. I sometimes think I'm too old to change (close to being 40) and am just setting myself up to be disappointed.

    I took a college course when I left school (Electronics Servicing) and although I passed the first year with a credit, I decided I needed to get some money coming in, and lured by the above-average earnings possible in the printing industry, I plunged head first into that. I have been there ever since.

    My hobby/interest ever since being a small boy has been computers, and later on audio equipment. I would love to be able to work with computers but have never tried as I've always managed to convince myself I wasn't up to the mark. Maybe I was right, I don't know.

    I've decided to put that theory to the test now in a make-or-break bid for greater job satisfaction and renewed interest in my career.

    Not sure if that made sense but there you go.

    Glad I found this forum. :) .

    Regards,

    Zeroconf.
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    And I'd *love* to be able to be only 40 again! <grin>

    As long as you are prepared to put in the work then age doesn't really matter.

    Harry.
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Another local :)

    Welcome to CF

    -Ken
     
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  4. Beerbaron

    Beerbaron Megabyte Poster

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    welcome. good luck with your career change, your never too old at 40.
     
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  5. zeroconf

    zeroconf New Member

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    Hello,

    Thank you all for the welcome and encouraging words. :)

    Regards,

    Zeroconf.
     
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  6. eddietop

    eddietop Bit Poster

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    There is a lot of people from Northampton around these parts :)

    Good Luck with your career change
     
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  7. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  8. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.:D
     
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  9. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hey and welcome to CF. Also you are never to old to start IT.
     
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  10. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome to CF you young whipper snapper 8)
     
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  11. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    Well he said Northants which is a big county. He may not yet have sampled the delights of Npton town centre and the St Peter's roundabout. :)

    I know quite a few people who have changed careers and have never looked back. It's never too late mate. Good luck!
     
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  12. eddietop

    eddietop Bit Poster

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    Yeah that and the weedon road :)
     
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  13. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    i only recently moved from Northampton, had a flat next to the carlsberg factory 8)

    grim
     
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