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New Job Celebrations!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Ce127, Dec 23, 2015.

  1. Ce127

    Ce127 Nibble Poster

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    :D After 10 months in an uninspiring work environment, a few spouts of failing forward, and much metaphorical scratching and clawing, I have (in my eyes at least) managed to force my way up a level on the career ladder.

    Rather than solely being desktop support, I have managed to land a job as the sole Systems Administrator at a company around the corner from me, and have been informed that I "will be IT" for the company.

    So just in time for christmas I've bagged a job that's 1.5 miles (as opposed to 16 miles) from home, a more flexible company, a 20% payrise, a heck load more responsibility but 1000% more access and technical exposure. That ol' "6 months free Pluralsight subscription" is about to come in very handy.
     
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  2. Pseudonym

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    Well done mate!
     
  3. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Wow, what a great Xmas present to yourself, well done buddy :)
     
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  4. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    Thats great news mate! Noticed a few of us on here have had job success lately! Let's keep it going :)
     
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  5. krrishone

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    Congrats, best of luck with the new job
     
  6. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Megabyte Poster

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    Excellent news. Congratulations Pal.
    Passed my 3 months probation earlier this month.

    I was going from Debden to Camden every day (About 1hr 45 Mins each way excluding the drive from Waltham Abbey to Debden). Current job is Waltham Cross to Liverpool St (30 Mins on the train and a 10 Minutes drive). It makes such a difference doesn't it.
     
  7. Apexes

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    Awesome news! what great timing :)
     
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  8. SimonD

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    I miss 10 minute commutes :(

    I currently commute for between 3 - 4 hours a day at the moment, prior to moving to this office I was going on the train for between 5 - 6 hours a day, now I drive it instead.
     
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  9. rocdamike

    rocdamike Byte Poster Gold Member

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    Congrats!

    SimonD, I feel your pain. It's 2 hours each way for me. Would be overjoyed with a 10 minute commute!
     
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  10. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    It was better when it was by train as I could sleep / watch tv/movies etc but in the car it's pretty much podcasts/radio these days.
     
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    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  11. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    What a present! Congratulations!
     
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  12. Ce127

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    :D Thanks everyone. I officially start on the first Monday in February. January is now being spent brushing up my Exchange and SQL skills.
     
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    WIP: 70-646
  13. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Well Done mate :goodluck:
     
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