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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by UCHEEKYMONKEY, Oct 21, 2006.

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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

    It's time for me to say goodbye to CF!

    I decided not to do A+ because my girlfriend thinks its a waste of time and because like she say’s I am already in the job I was doing it for? Therefore I will have more quality time for her, and save loads of money!

    I have had a lot on my plate lately with 3 jobs on the go and lot's of house problems and family problems, funerals & sh$t! also trying to balance everything!

    Good luck to all the members at CF with their studies and a BIG thank you to the following for all your advice and reply's.

    AJ, Big.O.UK, Bluerinse, Boyce, Cockles, csx, damienj3, ffreeloader, fortch, hbroomhall, itdaddy, jackd, Jada, jodsclass, Jakamoko, juice142, kat731, Lord Deckard, Malnomates, mattgrey, Mitzs, Nelix, noelg24, nugget, Phoenix, r.h.lee, Raffaz, riaz.hasan, SimonV, simongrahamuk, Sparky, TheCheekMaster, Theprof, The_Geek, tripwire45, wagnerk, wizard, zebulebu, zimbo.

    Wizard - good luck on your new job, I hope that pays off:biggrin

    Special Thanks to TCM & simongrahamuk & Mitzs for the support!:thumbleft

    Take Care

    Monkey:biggrin 8)
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 2, 2015
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+
  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Sorry to see you go mate, perhaps you can regroup and take the A+ when your personal life isn’t so hectic?

    Best of luck with all future ventures! :biggrin
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Office 365, Server 2016, CEH
  3. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Premium Member

    Same here, I am sorry to see you go, I hope that everything will get better for you from this point on, and hope to see you again soon buddy, take care.
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
  4. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

    See ya Cheek... take care..

    Certifications: BA (Hons), A+
    WIP: 70-685 77-884
  5. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

    well, you know how I feel about the situation monkey, but I think the world of YOU, and I just want whatever makes you happy. I refuse to say good bye to you. Besides you gave me your email, you aren't getting rid of me that easy.:twisted:
    All the best to you my friend, and may your bannans supply never run out.
    Certifications: Microcomputers and network specialist.
    WIP: Adobe DW, PS
  6. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

    Well, I would wish you good luck and godspeed but I'm not on your list :tongue !

    Seriously, sorry to see you go.

    All the best.
    Certifications: A+, Network+
    WIP: 70-270
  7. Malnomates

    Malnomates Megabyte Poster

    Familly first fella.It's a shame you won't be taking your certs,but that could (and probably will) change as things settle down around you.Goodbye?That's too final.Bon Voyage is a little more apt.Take good care of yourself and those around you and we'll speak again when the time is right.

    Certifications: A+ Network+
  8. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    I've commented to your post on this on TU. I'm sorry to see you take a temporary departure (as I'm sure that it *will* be temporary :biggrin ) while you get yourself sorted.

    I'm of the opinion that you should take the longer view, and not abandon the certs.

    I'll await your triumphant return - in the meantime - the best of luck!

    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  9. csx

    csx Megabyte Poster

    Sorry to see you go. :(

    Good luck, come back and visit from time to time! :)

    Take care

    Certifications: A+, Network+, 70-271 & 70-272, CCENT, VCP5-DCV and CCNA
    WIP: Citrix
  10. jackd

    jackd Megabyte Poster

    thanks for putting me on your list monkey. We'll all miss you here at cf.

    Bye :cry:
  11. AJ

    AJ 01000001 01100100 01101101 01101001 01101110 Administrator

    Same here mate. I hope that you will remain active on the forum, either here or at TU. Cyberspace will be a quieter place without your presence.

    Don't be a stranger and behalf of us all at CF, good luck and please don't be a stranger.
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Breathing in and out, but not out and in, that's just wrong
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

    Thankyou everyone for your kind words.

    Sorry Baba didn't realise I missed you off the list:oops:

    Hopefully when things settle down in a couple years time I wll be back on the road to cert's:biggrin

    Bonjour (as Del from only fool's & Horses say's) LOL:biggrin
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+
  13. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

    Sorry to see you go mate, and good luck for the future

    Certifications: A+, MCP, MCDST, AutoCAD
    WIP: Rennovating my house
  14. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    Bonjour mate.

    It is my belief that the thinking behind this statement is fundamentally flawed..

    Certs are best attained by people that 'are' doing the job. It is a way of adding theory to the practice. In the eyes of future employers one without the other is not as good as having the two combined.

    Having said that, you should always reserve ample quality time to spend with your good lady. Studying does not compensate for that kind of hands on experience :biggrin
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  15. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

    :cry: :cry: :cry: my friend
    :slidedrin :slidedrin :slidedrin to our friendship
    you have my contact details, if i can be of any assistance whatsoever, you know where i am.
  16. mrobinson52

    mrobinson52 Security Maven Gold Member

    Bluerinse is right, the thinking is flawed. Your gf sounds like an immature, selfish, and insecure little girl. I hope she does not wreck your future in IT. :rolleyes:

    You know that this forum will always be here to help you get back on track when you have the time to devote to your career!
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCSA:Security, Security+
  17. fortch

    fortch Kilobyte Poster

    Good luck, my young friend. However, as Bluerinse stated and mary reinforced, don't let a member of the opposite sex, who is *not* your spouse (and therefore, doesn't necessarily have YOUR best interests at heart), steer your way through the beginnings of a career. Unless this is the future Mrs. Monkey, I'd seriously reconsider your decision. Historically, many a bad decision has been made over the BF/GF, and in hindsight, you may end up kicking yourself.

    However, if she *is* the future Mrs. Monkey, then a serious red flag should be waving. Like mitzs stated over at T-U, any 'better half' would do nothing short of losing a body part over supporting the other's dreams and desires. To a couple truly involved, these are not sacrifices, but just something that needs to be done for the other person. Personally, my wife is in a career she *loves*, and it takes her from me 2 or more days a week. Is that sacrifice? For me, yeah, but I'd have it no other way. Her happiness is my primary concern, period.

    Just make sure that where you hang your hat (so to speak) is *really* worth it. Guys are notoriously thick-headed when it comes to women, and although my wife is a God-send, my life would be a lot different if I'd stayed on track. Unfortunately, it was the short-term girlfriends that made me stray, instead of going to college with the possibility of playing pro ball. Now, because of a few girls (and other unhealthy activities), I'll always say "what if?"

    Clarification: I'd do the same thing over again, if that meant I'd have the wife I have now.

    One more thought. Nobody, lying on their deathbed, ever said "I wish I worked more", or "I should have taken that A+". Life is not a race to the end. It's not even about how much crap you have. It is very much about the relationships you have along the way. If you've been dealing with funerals, then you know that nothing is guaranteed, and God can call your number at any time. Seek out those relationships, the real raison d'etre (ugh, high school french!), but make absolutely sure the ones you make are quality, and worthy of your time. Peace!
    Certifications: A+,Net+,Sec+,MCSA:Sec,MCSE:Sec,mASE
  18. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

    Sorry to hear you are leaving and giving up your certs. :cry:

    Hope that life treats you well and one day you return to CF and certification if you decide IT is for you.

    All the best. :thumbleft

    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  19. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    Good luck UCM,

    You'd better not be away for 2 years :D
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  20. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    It’s interesting that a few members have highlighted the lack of support from your gf. Personally I think having the cert and the work experience is the best combination, not ‘I have the job’ therefore ‘I don’t need the cert’ attitude. :ohmy

    2 years is ages mate. Why not aim for the New Year instead? Fresh start and all that... 8)
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Office 365, Server 2016, CEH

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