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A new era?

Postby asandir » Dec 31 2007, 0:46

Well, today is my second last day of work, though I am not doing anything other than cleaning my desk, binning confidential paperwork etc .... 7 and a half years working here, and it ends on the 2nd of January .... though that day will be spent at the Moon and Sixpence, with a counter meal and cold pints of Stella

it's kind of like an end of an era for me for a number of reasons, work changing obviously is the major one, likely a different forum presence is another .... I'm not sure what it means for my CH posting, no doubt in general my posting rate will drop (I hear a collective sigh of relief :) ) depending on what I do for my next job it may drop off to very little, but I hope not

I will definately miss my job, mostly because it was easy to get time to post a little ;) and watch the occasional DVD .... like the whole Buffy series, NCIS and probably a couple of hundred movies :D in the past 7 months, now I will likely have to get used to not having that latitude - but I am taking it as a bonus that I got to do it

it seems a little weird, but I'm super buzzed to be going. I was walking to work today listening to (what I call) good music on my mp3 player and almost bouncing down the road, foot tapping on the train, smile on my dial .... stoked really, looking forward to the challenge of new work, but also my payout, bring that sh!t ON! :D

It just feels like an ending, or a new beginning you know?
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Postby Elvin » Dec 31 2007, 1:05

I feel you, the wind now shifts in a different direction :) Whatever you find I wish you luck and hope we won't have to miss you :D
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Postby asandir » Dec 31 2007, 1:30

:D thanks Elvin
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Postby HodgePodge » Dec 31 2007, 1:34

Sorry to hear that your job is ending. That has happened to me quite a few times already here in the States. Fortunately, we have a little something called unemployment insurance. Whenever someone gets laid off or sacked without a valid reason, they are entitled to collect unemployment for 26 weeks while they are looking for another job. I hope you have the same kind of thing in Australia.

Anyhow, now you'll have to get your own home computer so you can visit the Round Table regularly. Not to mention, keeping up with the Heroes III Artifact Auction. :-D Don't stay away, we'd all miss you very much. Oh and good luck finding another decent job.
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Re: A new era?

Postby Omega_Destroyer » Dec 31 2007, 1:59

stefan wrote:. I'm not sure what it means for my CH posting, no doubt in general my posting rate will drop (I hear a collective sigh of relief :) ) depending on what I do for my next job it may drop off to very little, but I hope not.


Don't worry. I don't think anybody is going to come close to your post count for a very, very long time. Besides, things change. That's what makes life so interesting. I'm sure you will find another great job and you'll be back posting like a madman in no time.
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Postby asandir » Dec 31 2007, 2:03

it's a shame though, I was almost within a thousand of dethroning TT :D nevermind

thanks for the kind words OD and HP, and HP - my redundancy payment takes care of the financial issues, I do connect from home on the weekends already, so that's no biggie, and worry not about the auction
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Postby The Mad Dragon » Dec 31 2007, 2:57

What did you do and what are you going to do?

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Postby asandir » Dec 31 2007, 3:38

sorry, what do you mean by "what did i do?" as in what job did I have or "what did I do?" so that I don't have a job anymore?

second question is easy, get another job
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Postby The Mad Dragon » Dec 31 2007, 3:49

What did you used to do at your job and what did you to to not have that job anymore.

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Postby asandir » Dec 31 2007, 4:00

I was a technical specialist, dealing with network faults, and the test centre I worked in got shut down, jobs moved east, so I got a redundancy
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Postby The Mad Dragon » Dec 31 2007, 4:06

Ouch...that sucks.

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Postby asandir » Dec 31 2007, 10:17

actually, excepting the fact I liked my job and I could post a lot, I'm excited to go, and it's a good thing, they pay me about a year and a halfs wages after tax, so it's a pretty good bonus really
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Re: A new era?

Postby Kalah » Dec 31 2007, 14:14

asandir wrote:(I hear a collective sigh of relief :) )


*pheeeew*
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Postby darknessfood » Dec 31 2007, 16:14

Phew, a little les of the anoying aussie :devil:

Wel kidding dude.
You will be missed because you are always there. Sometimes helpfull, sometimes ripping on the old TT but most of the time just for smalltalk. That's quite an accomplishment, keeping it up (olmost) every day.
A new job sounds like a new beginning to me. Like you wrote, you were smiling a long the road, and tapping your feet.

Well, good luck on the job and hope to kee reading your posts...

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Postby winterfate » Jan 1 2008, 20:26

@stefan: You will be sorely missed in your absence. I am truly glad to be able to call you my friend, ;)

I sure hope that your post rate doesn't change in your new job. :D
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Postby The Mad Dragon » Jan 1 2008, 23:59

I might be able to pass him :D

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Postby asandir » Jan 2 2008, 1:57

it's out there, have a crack

thanks for the kind words people, today is it, just an hour or so of posting then it's off to the pub to eat and more importantly, drink
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Postby darknessfood » Jan 2 2008, 1:59

Have a good one :D, have one on me ;) !

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Postby asandir » Jan 2 2008, 2:01

several perhaps
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Postby The Mad Dragon » Jan 2 2008, 2:14

Several hundreds :)


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