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New Job - Third Line Whoop Whoop!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by craigie, May 29, 2009.

  1. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Just thought I would let you all know that I have a new job working in Third Line Support!

    Contracts have been signed, notice has been handed in.

    What can I say, what an amazing first year in IT 8)
     
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  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Superb mate you deserve it. 3rd line is the hardest to get into as you know so a great achievement. Go Craigie :beers2
     
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  3. danielno8

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    Congrats!

    What will you be working on?
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    Sweet major congrats :)

    You'll be aiming for management next :)

    -Ken
     
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  5. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Thanks guys!

    The job is supporting SME. They are partners with Vmware, Cisco, Microsoft, Dell, Citrix and a few others.

    One of the things that sold it to me was the fact they give you 10 days each year (in my contract!) with a well known training provider and you can do courses in anything they partner. So I'm thinking CCNA and VCP as well :D

    After the intial period of proving myself, I will then have the opportunity to work on projects, installs, migrations, field work etc.

    I'm excited and I feel it gives me the opportunity to have exposure to lots of different technologies with a company that invests in you. I can then decide at some point in the future, which area to specialise in.
     
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  6. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Thanks mate.

    I'm thinking more a specialisation at some point rather than management (again), need to experience alot more stuff before I make my final choice.
     
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  7. mcbro

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    Congrats, you've obviously worked hard the past year so well done!
     
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  8. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    A man after my own heart, stay a Techie, much less hassle :lol:
     
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  9. zebulebu

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    You think?

    Try getting a Technical Architect or Senior Engineer role... :)

    Actually - that's not true at the moment. I know I'm probably going to regret this (tempting fate and all that) but I still see quite a few senior roles come up in my inbox at the moment - especially in the Storage Architect/Virtualisation areas. Certainly get more of those than third line at present, so maybe you're right JK!

    Congrats Craigie - nice to hear a success story on here for once!
     
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  10. Ence

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    good to see hard work paying off :)

    Radios back..... there is jobs out there Spock
     
  11. Pheonicks56

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    That is amazing Cragie, your success gives me and I'm sure many more hope!
     
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  12. Qs

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    Congrats mate :) Well deserved :)

    Qs
     
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  13. UKDarkstar
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    Well donw m8 and thoroughly deserved ! :biggrin
     
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  14. jk2447

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    I thought Architect jobs were mythical like unicorns or inexpensive girlfriends . . . . ha ha :twisted:
     
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  15. DaveyB1981

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    Congrats Craigie! Good to see hard work paying off!

    Good luck in your new role.

    Dave
     
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  16. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Zing! :D
     
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  17. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Thanks guys, I'm going to put together an overview of my journey and what I have done to be able to get to 3rd Line in this timeframe.
     
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  18. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Would be very useful to know, so am looking forward to it. :) I'm actually following your MCSE exam order quite closely myself (70-284 can sod off though, 70-270 is the one for me :))

    It's always nice to see others doing well after such hard work.

    Qs
     
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  19. sunn

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    Congrats...
    The new job sounds great with lots of promise for the future too.
     
  20. sunn

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    I agree with JK on this. Some of the “Senior” and “Architect” peers are seriously lacking knowledge and common sense. It’s disappointing to see. On the other hand, the 3rd line support isn’t much better in common sense either… (at least they have technical knowledge :) )
     

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