General Discussion: Shego's Employment/Work Thread!


NB
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571 posts since 21/10/07

17 Nov 2007 17:39
For anything work related… a thread to answer questions about employment.

- Seek advice and ask about work or post information about potential job opportunities that you think might be of interest to other Fukers.
- For work dilemmas and queries or just general chatter.

There's always a great deal of talk spread across threads regarding employment and work - (Universities, Teaching English).
What with many of you being workers: use your knowledge to field those questions and help each other out.
t_dot
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6087 posts since 1/8/05

17 Nov 2007 17:41
what do you do for a living out of interest NB?
NB
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571 posts since 21/10/07

17 Nov 2007 17:49
I'm still a student actually doing part time work at an arts centre - but what with the birth of the Universities thread, people enquiring about teaching English in Japan and Fuk's general history of work talk, I thought a thread like this might be useful.
schtoop
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12958 posts since 9/4/07

17 Nov 2007 17:54
the art center in norwich NB?
NB
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571 posts since 21/10/07

17 Nov 2007 18:03
Nah, Farnham Maltings in Surrey, (hometown).
I'm at the UEA though - you live in Norwich?
schtoop
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12958 posts since 9/4/07

17 Nov 2007 18:08
Yeah n-town, live just up the road from the UEA actually, thought you might be working at the arts center because i remember you saying you were in phillip browne not so long ago.

Was gonna go to the arts center last night actually but ended up at this bar called comfortably numb not sure if you know it on st benedicts cos a mate had a little time slot on the decks, nice place.
NB
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571 posts since 21/10/07

17 Nov 2007 18:32
Ah, I've not been there actually - fresher. Decent music then?
Supposed to be going to the Waterfront tonight - might be awful, only one way to find out.
Still trying to figure out which places are best and on what evening, y'know?
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

17 Nov 2007 23:50
I'm thinking about asking my manager to pay my tuition fees to do study a masters, whats the best way to put this to him without sounding like i want to mooch off work one day a week.
Rirawin
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9220 posts since 17/7/05

17 Nov 2007 23:54
NORWICH PEOPLE. COME TO ROCK SALMON END OF THIS MONTH at the Birdcage. Hosted by Dogfish. SEE YOU THERE.
Hello World
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12097 posts since 7/3/05

17 Nov 2007 23:56
Haydn wrote: I'm thinking about asking my manager to pay my tuition fees to do study a masters, whats the best way to put this to him without sounding like i want to mooch off work one day a week.

the general deal is you commit to work for them afterwards for a period or ou pay the tutition fees back. What you thinking of doing MBA? Its only really needed in any USA style global buisness.
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

18 Nov 2007 00:12
Thanks, im thinking about doing an Msc in Data comms and Networking, perhaps web design but its not applicable to my job. I work as a network admin at a Uni, but i want to deviate into a more specialist role there as our department is tiny and the Uni is growing more every year, would be good to be prepared.
phelen
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6396 posts since 16/8/06

18 Nov 2007 00:17
Haydn wrote: Thanks, im thinking about doing an Msc in Data comms and Networking, perhaps web design but its not applicable to my job. I work as a network admin at a Uni, but i want to deviate into a more specialist role there as our department is tiny and the Uni is growing more every year, would be good to be prepared.


Wouldn't bother with web design really, there's too many people in the field competing. Not saying you shouldn't but its really competitive and sometimes really dull.
Hello World
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12097 posts since 7/3/05

18 Nov 2007 00:18
Spend your money on a cisco certification or other professional qualification. All the money is in hosting and data centres.

Focus on this, get qualified and look for a support job to an operations manager of a Small/medium enterprise.

If you can design, manage and maintain hosting and internal network infrastructure for small/medium enterprise after a few years you will be on 50k+.
El Bongo
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2994 posts since 15/8/06

18 Nov 2007 00:21
pm logica cmg
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

18 Nov 2007 00:30
True Phelen, our place is really small and only have two web developers, one for the campus pipeline and one for the website, but i know what you mean about the competitiveness in other places.

I would love to get a CCNA under my belt, i did the foundation at uni and it was dead dead interesting and progressed really well, we only have one network engineer that sets up the network infrastructure, hes about 60 and due for retirement soon, and our network manager is overloaded at the moment with maintaining the network hardware along with about 30 unix servers. So this could be the better option. Thanks Smiling
El Bongo
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2994 posts since 15/8/06

18 Nov 2007 00:32
^That was serious btw, have you checked em out?
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

18 Nov 2007 00:46
I haven't heard of them to be honest, just going through their site now.
Hello World
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12097 posts since 7/3/05

18 Nov 2007 00:46
I dont want this to turn into me spooling out advice, but if your under 30 with no family (wife or kids) you want to be moving on every 18 months increasing your salary at each hit and taking on more responsibility, gaining skills / experience as soon as possible.

When your job has no challenge or your not learning something everyday you should be looking to move on asap.
El Bongo
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2994 posts since 15/8/06

18 Nov 2007 00:47
What!? they're huge.
I work for them via subcontract.
aitch
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8923 posts since 19/8/07

18 Nov 2007 01:00
I can't beleive i never came across them last year when i was applying.

Sound advice DDD, and close friends tell me this too, i got my current job straight after uni and been here for just over a year, and i've just got a senior position, the reason why im thinking of deviating is that there is nowhere else to move up to in my department unless i go into management, which would be impossible because of my in-experience.

The thing is though i love this job to much to be thinking about leaving at the moment, but i know deep down that the best thing is what you and everyone else advise and thats to move on while im young and still fresh.