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Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Leehaa, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    Do you know, after the last few weeks i've had, I believe there is no room in IT for Leehaa :oops: :rolleyes: :(
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    I don't believe that, I believe it's just where you're working. Change jobs - not careers :biggrin

    Apart from that, you ok?

    -Ken
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    You need a bigger room...or at least a different one.
     
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  4. nXPLOSi

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    I think we all go through bad patches in IT Leehaa, keep at it im sure your doing great :)

    Why inparticular do you feel this way though?
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    If there's room in IT for people just now trying to get into the industry, there's room in IT for Leehaa.
     
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  6. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    Thanks guys - post seems a bit of a sob story, but it isn't meant to be!!

    Nxplosi, I am taking the pressure of extra work due to the IT manager and a couple of colleagues leaving -working harder by day and often into the evenings and weekends, but no-one has noticed it. Because there is so much extra to do, I am making mistakes and so people just pick up on those...I am not feeling the enthusiasm I had this time last year! Eg, the other day, I closed 24 out of 29 "3rd line" calls- was really pleased because last year I was more 1st/2nd, but there was no-one to acknowledge this, so then it felt a bit like I may aswell not have bothered...

    I have started to look else-where, but the agencies seem to keep offering me entry level positions- I do want to take a step back and go back into 2nd line...but they always seem a bit shocked when I point out what I have done, despite the fact that it is on my CV, then say they'll get back to me, but don't? :oops::oops:

    I have an interview for a first line role next week, because the company is really good, so may be ok?, but it does feel like all my hard work has counted towards nothing lately!!
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    You assume nobody notices... but somebody usually notices.
     
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  8. newkoba

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    in this case i agree with bm :biggrin a lot of times someone in the company will notice. on the other hand some companies are just ran so poorly that they disregard the "low level" employees as just numbers and expendable. hopefully someone will have taken notice on your job qualifications.
     
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  9. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    Lee, you were soupose to take the time and update that CV before you got married. You are going to have to make the time for it now so you can get a job that you want. Or atleast have a shot at one.

    They let your boss go lee, you are the only one there now to pat your back. You need to update that resume girl and get out of there before you have a total meltdown. You are not ready for it although you have given it a hell of try. They are just asking to much of you guys now with the cut backs. Up date that CV girl and find something else why you still have your sanity.
     
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  10. Sparky
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    I would try and stick it out as I’m sure someone has noticed your extra work. Do you have wage review structure at work? Might be more £$£$£ around the corner! :biggrin
     
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  11. Fergal1982

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    Why start looking somewhere else?

    You say no-one has noticed, but have you spoken to them about it? Companies are always more than happy to let you do whatever you want to do, above and beyond what your role is (I was doing scripting and dev work for a whole year at my last job because i wanted to. didnt get extra money for it though).

    They may have let your boss go, but you still have to report to someone, so sit down with them and explain what you have been doing, the extra work you have been performing. Produce evidence to back up your claims, and say you deserve a payrise/change of jobtitle/promotion. If you say it with conviction, and can back it up, they will see that its the case (and all but the dense managers will see that not complying will result in you looking for a job elsewhere, even though you dont say as much).

    You can also explain that you are largely feeling things through due to not having the required knowledge to perform some of these tasks, and state that if they want you to do these things well, then they need to arrange training for you to do so. Get them to send you on a training course.

    If they refuse both, feel free to look elsewhere. But from what I've read before, you are in a unique position within your company to accumulate a great deal of high-level knowledge. If you walk away from it, you are likely going to have to take a backstep. The fact is, yes you've been doing some of these jobs, but by your own admission you've made mistakes - highlighting the fact that you just dont have enough experience in the tasks to be confident with them. Employers are unlikely to hire you into such a role, and they rarely have junior level roles for such positions.

    Of course, if you get your knowledge on the subjects up to scratch, then you already have the job experience to back it on your cv, so that will help.
     
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  12. nXPLOSi

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    I would agree with BM, although no one can be sure as we don't work in your company, usually people do notice. They just rarely let you know they notice!

    Keep your chin up and try to stay positive, at the very least, its great experience to be gaining at a 3rd line level! :)
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    Put it this way... if you were doing a poor job, they'd certainly let you know, and then you'd see who was and wasn't noticing. Don't automatically consider this a bad sign.

    Like Fergal said, talk to your supervisor about things.
     
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  14. Boycie
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    Hi Lee,

    Sorry to hear you feel a bit "under noticed" at the moment. I am sure all your hard work will pay off. Sounds like you are in quite a good position to me! The more people rely on you.... :D

    Good luck

    Simon
     
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  15. Theprof

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    Hi Lee,

    I agree with BM on this one. I kind of felt the same at the beginning where I would work hard and do more then just my job and no one would say anything, and if I screwed up on something, there would be someone to always let me know. However after my review recently, I found out that people do notice, but they just dont say anything.


    Good luck.
     
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  16. Mitzs
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    Lee and her coworker are now doing the job of 6 people which includes the IT manager they let go with her other coworkers. It is not a matter of if she can do the job or who will notice. We know she can. It is now how she has to do the job. If they let the IT manager and others go because of money. I don't see them giving her that pay for what she desevers or is doing. Not to mention the sickness that is in her family. Lee, you said in your other post that you would be able to get a second line job for the same wage as what your doing now? Only you know exactly where you are mentally and what you can take and do. I want you to take a deep breath step back and look at everything. Only you know what your limit is. Your the one that has to live with it and deal with it from day to day. No one will think less of you if you choose something else that does not put so much pressure on your shoulders. If you just need support at the moment, well you know you have that 10 times over here.
     
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