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Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by greenbrucelee, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    a while back I posted a thread saying I Was doing part time computer building and virus removal along side my current job. I was being paid per job as and when required.

    I have received a letter this morning saying that I will still be doing jobs when required but they want to give me a monthly retainer of £1000 + pay for any jobs I do:D

    This isn't going to start until the end of March but according to the letter clients have been impressed with the builds I have done especially the 3 I did where cable management and cooling was the number one priority. Also the refurb I did of the Sun box was mentioned in the letter although I left half a ton of blood inside it after I slashed my hands open on the metal bar over the hard drive bay:).

    We'll see what happens but this looks pretty cool to me :)
     
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  2. tbone152

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    Nice one. Sounds like you're onto a winner there!

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  3. greenbrucelee
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    yeah sounds cool to me too, the money will come in handy for studying and exam costs:)
     
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  4. Qs

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    Nice :) Getting paid to do PC builds? I'd do it! :p Nice one mate!

    Tell you what GBL, we'll set up a business doing it, earn loads of money and then take over the world.

    *muhahahha* :p

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    hah ha great minds think a like :) I'd love to do pc builds full time especially big monster rigs.
     
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    You should play on the old security paranoia around nowadays where everyone is convince people are stealing their identities through their PC ;) do it side by side with your PC builds.

    But instead of advertising as "PC handy man blah blah blah" which sounds really common, advertise as "security Technician *statistics on security whatever* secure your pc today £25 an hour.

    that way it sounds less like some geezer whos good at PCs lol.

    I might do that actually :p non of that was aimed at you but an example of what you see in newspapers etc.
     
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    Same! I really want to build one for home gaming use but my 360 has converted me to console gaming.... plus I don't really have the spare cash... :(

    All I get stuck with now is PC repair for people in the office.

    Still it's not that bad... I usually get paid with Southern Comfort. :D (and no, that's not a metaphor)

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  8. greenbrucelee
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    I am getting £75 per hour for the build and £30 for things like virus removal.

    why not convert your xbox? I have seem some crazy water cooled jobs with added gpu's. I'm strictly cash, I'll buy my own booze heh heh.
     
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    A rig with a couple of these babies and CUDA, now that would be cool...
     
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  10. greenbrucelee
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    I have a GTX 260 and it's an awesome card and I have seen the 280 in action but not the 295 but if it's an improvement on the previos 200 series then they'll be great
     
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    Thats an extra £12K per year without doing anything.

    Sweet!
     
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    GBL

    That is really good news you should rightly be pleased.

    I am much the same, and my last 2 pc gaming attempts really hit that home - especially with all the copy protection and games for windows live bull that comes with them now.
     
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    Heh. BRB - just going to sell my car to afford such a rig :p

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    well it's about 8 after I get ripped by the tax man :x
    Crysis wars pissed me off with that drm crap.
     
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    Not bad, that's good news in todays market :)

    -Ken
     
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    Yeah seems pretty good, though the taxman might rip me off big time. I should finnaly be able to save some cash :blink:D
     
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  17. Qs

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    Cash in hand = Win. :p

    Get a t-shirt made with the following caption:

    "Fixes Computers! Decent rates! Accepts cash/beer/women"

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    lol. They were giving me cash in hand but since they are now going to give me a retainer it has to be done by the book.

    I still might get an M3 yet:D
     
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    There's a name for people like you. Lucky.

    Ha, congrats. That's just less than my salary on top of whatever you're already being paid. Sighhhh.
     
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    don't worry I'm not in the 40% tax bracket yet:D
     
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