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What a day!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by soundian, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    I had a job interview this morning. Although only a 3 month rolling contract it would be my first commercial IT job. My first real foot on the ladder. The job I have been looking for since I decided to change career, mostly because of oncoming tinnitus but, more worryingly, I couldn't hear the tinnitus for the creaking of my knees.
    Nervous isn't the word, I did well, I think. What really lifted my spirits was being told I was 1 of only 4 candidates for 2 positions. 50/50, a toss of the coin.
    I went to work, started at 5. Immediately I was taken down to a meeting room with all my colleagues who had started shift at the same time. We were informed that the client had served a written 180 day notice on the account. I'm getting paid off, again!!
    Ironically, while I was in that meeting the agency was leaving me a voicemail telling me I got the job.
    Delighted is not the word, especially since its about a 60% pay rise.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  2. gosh1976

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    Congrats!!
     
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  3. ethernet0

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    Well done Soundian!

    Just at the right time too by all accounts... :)
     
  4. Notes_Bloke

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    Congrats, mate :D

    NB
     
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  5. danielno8

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    Good stuff. Congrats.
     
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  6. Apexes

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    Good news! always nice when things fall into place like that.

    What will you be doing in your new job?
     
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  7. karan1337

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    Nice one mate and loads of congrats from my side! U deserve it.
     
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  8. soundian

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    Thanks folks

    @Apexes--1st Line for an IT outsourcing company working for a major financial client.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  9. Apexes

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    Nice work! Enjoy :)
     
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  10. veloce

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    well done soundian :D
     
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  11. J.Hinds

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    Congrats on getting your new positions, by the sounds of it someone is definitely watching over you be it a guardian angel or whatever. :D
     
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  12. nugget
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    Congrats on the good news. :thumbleft
     
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  13. soundian

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    Cheers some more.

    Looks like the background checks are going to be pretty stringent. I hope I haven't celebrated too soon.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  14. greenbrucelee
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    Well done, good luck in the new job.
     
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  15. zet

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    Congratz on the job mate! Well earned :>
     
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  16. Sparky
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    Congrats mate. :biggrin
     
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  17. BosonMichael
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    Major congrats!
     
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  18. Bluerinse
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    excellent news, congrats!! 8)
     
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  19. LukeP

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    Congrats! :D
     
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  20. Necroscope

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    Congrats! on the job
     
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