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WarlockBob

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Age : 25
Location : Beaverton, OR
Registration date : 2012-09-30

PostSubject: New Job!   Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:20 pm

This isn't the biggest update or anything, but after months and months of searching and applying to no avail, I've finally received and accepted an offer for a new job.
The company I had been at for the past 4ish years was slowly going downhill; super long hours, restructuring for the worst, no appreciation for employees, morale going downhill, etc., so it was all-around becoming a worse and worse situation as far as my mental health and well being.

Last week, I had an interview on Wednesday, and received an offer on Friday, which I graciously accepted. I'm looking at an 18% pay increase, MUCH better hours, and a better scope of responsibility. I'm also changing up what I do a bit, as currently I was a network engineer with a programming degree, doing network stuff and Mac support. That's all gone out the window, and I'm now a database administrator, and should be much happier to be closer to what I've always liked doing, and getting to utilize my degree.

My start date is October 19th, so I hope all goes well!
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Simple Man

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Age : 56
Location : Atlanta-ish
Registration date : 2011-10-24

PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:25 pm

Congrats! Good luck with the new job! Very Happy
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monbla256

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Age : 71
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Mon Oct 05, 2015 2:27 pm

Congratulations especially since the new position is doing what you enjoy. Work is always better when it's what you enjoy !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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RobJ

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Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
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PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:21 pm

Congratulations Bobby! This is certainly news worthy of celebration.

cheers cheers cheers
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Dutch

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Age : 52
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:27 pm

Congrats Bob! Glad to hear you will have a steady income, to support your burgeoning writing endeavors! Cool
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alandadp

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Age : 61
Location : Plymouth, England
Registration date : 2013-04-29

PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:35 pm

Congratulations Bob
A DBA now, eh - one of the 'Guardians of the Truth' Very Happy
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nismo270r

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Age : 37
Location : Northern KY
Registration date : 2011-03-22

PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:35 pm

Great news, congratulations Bobby!
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:36 pm

Congrats. With IT work it's important to find a good "work/life balance" gig. Hopefully you're on your way to having that.

I am doing what you were formally doing and I took a job that paid a little less to avoid being worked to the nubbins and ground down to a fine mealy paste. No regrets.. Wink
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WarlockBob

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Age : 25
Location : Beaverton, OR
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PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:40 pm

alandadp wrote:
Congratulations Bob
A DBA now, eh - one of the 'Guardians of the Truth' Very Happy


Well, I try! pirat

I've always enjoyed data; structures, optimization, and everything you can learn from it all. I'm pretty excited to start.
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Ozark Wizard

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Age : 53
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:01 pm

Very fortuitous indeed! Best wishes on the new gig!
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WarlockBob

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Age : 25
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PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:05 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
Congrats. With IT work it's important to find a good "work/life balance" gig. Hopefully you're on your way to having that.

I am doing what you were formally doing and I took a job that paid a little less to avoid being worked to the nubbins and ground down to a fine mealy paste. No regrets.. Wink  

Yeah, that's a BIG reason why I'm switching over. I'm going from 8ish to 5ish and everything in between, with on-call schedules, to a pretty concrete 8-5 with no on-call schedule. That's worth the switch alone, not counting the pay bump.
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Stick

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Age : 47
Location : 'Blighty'
Registration date : 2014-02-19

PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:15 pm

Hey Bob, that sounds like a win on many levels. Superb mate, nicely done!
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juanmedusa

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Age : 36
Location : Falls Church, Virginia
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PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:03 pm

I love to hear this. Congratulations.
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Brewdude

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Age : 64
Location : Near the Emerald city
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PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:48 pm

Sounds like you got everything you could have hoped for brother. May it be everything that you desired.

Always good to hear when one of our own sky's.


Cheers,

RR
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Puffy

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Location : North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:04 am

Wishing you the best on the new job...Congratulations
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Location : Brandenburg, Ky
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PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:11 am

Anyone else seeing all the 'This image shack image has expired' blocks in some of these gents signature pictures?

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"Pacem en Puffing!"
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Brewdude

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Location : Near the Emerald city
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PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:17 am

Yes. Was wondering about that.


Cheers,

RR
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ftrplt

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Age : 71
Location : Split between Raleigh, NC and OKC, OK
Registration date : 2007-12-15

PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:43 pm

Great news!! Good for you!!!!! cheers FTRPLT
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Blackhorse

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Location : Oregon City
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PostSubject: Re: New Job!   Sat Oct 10, 2015 12:26 am

Sweet! Well deserved
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