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Resigned today

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by zcapr17, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. zcapr17

    zcapr17 Nibble Poster

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    After nearly 6 months toying with the idea I've finally bitten the bullet and resigned. It's the first time I've ever resigned from a job and I had butterflies in my stomach all day.

    I've been working hard to bring my qualifications up to date by completing my MCSE, VCP, and Linux+ in the last month or so.

    My plan is to get a contract role involving VMware...wish me luck!
     
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  2. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Best of luck, I'm sure that you will succeed in whatever you do.

    You are now the master of your own disaster ;p
     
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  3. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Well am sure six months must have been enough pondering for you as well as savings kept away. Best wishes and hope you get a contract job doing VMWare stuff.
     
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  4. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Use the force, zcapr17! :)

    Best of luck to you. :) Let us know what happens.
     
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  5. vgarg

    vgarg Nibble Poster

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    Best of luck in the future
     
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  6. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Good luck for the future :D

    NB
     
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  7. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    Good luck! Let us know how you get on!
     
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  8. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Good luck!
     
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  9. Amine

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    I am sure you will be fine! Good luck and let us know how you get on. :thumbleft
     
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  10. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    Welcome to my world, I've resigned from every job I've had (except contracts)

    Never feel you are tied to an employer, or owe them any sort of debt, most of them wont think twice letting you go, don't think twice doing the same to them

    Good luck with the search, I'm sure you will do fine :)
     
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  11. pjrbakery

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    Good luck to you zcapr17!

    Once you have resigned once it is much easier to take the same decision next time you feel it is the right thing for you to do.
    I have the utmost respect for those people you take control of their lives and make things happen for themselves.

    Can you tell us the reasons for your decision? Was it something about your employer or about your employment role or something else?

    Cheers.
     
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  12. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    He stated the reason as he wants to go contracting and especially on VMware:)
     
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  13. pjrbakery

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    If my question wasn't clear, I was wondering whether there were any specific reasons for wanting the change from his present job to the new contracting role.

    I suppose that one could assume that the reason is something to do with changing from employment to self-employment, but I thought that zcapr17 could add some further backgorund to the reason for his decision. In effect to explain the "wants" part of
    Cheers.
     
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  14. michael78

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    Good luck mate I'm sure you will do well.
     
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  15. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    I have never been sacked or let go either.. you just need to move sometimes, if the situation calls for it. look after yourself, do not lose sight of *your* goals. be productive, in whatever you do, show some initiative, work hard, get a reputation and go for it.

    Good luck, that sounds like a plan 8)
     
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  16. zcapr17

    zcapr17 Nibble Poster

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    Well it's a combination of factors really:
    1. To be of most value, I want to gain experience of how IT is implemented in a broad range of large companies. I've been in my current organisation for just over three years, which even though I have found it very enjoyable and rewarding, is too long.
    2. Our IT manager moved on recently, so there is going to be a period of instability. Many projects have already been re-prioritised by the interim manager - I really can't be bothered with the hassle.
    3. To maintain my sanity, I want to move from mainly third-line support, to mainly project-based work. My current employer has not been able to offer anything in this respect.
    4. My strength lies in my technical ability and I feel that compared to permanent positions, contracting will better allow me to use and develop my technical skills.
    Regards,

    z
     
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  17. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Best of luck - I'm sure you'll do fine...
     
  18. nugget
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    Brave man. Good luck. :thumbleft
     
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