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    So I got a new job....

    This week I started working for a friend-of-a-friend doing general IT support type stuff. It's my first gig doing anything tech or IT related and I must say I'm pretty stoked about it.
    My friend Jason is a network installer/technician for AT&T and has known that Ihave been trying to study up and find an "in" in the IT sector for awhile. So he called me the other day and asked if I would be interested in helping him and a friend do some work, basically trying to make sense out of this really ****-eyed network and get things organized and brought up to date. He told me that it would't pay much to start but if I keep up and keep learning stuff that eventually I will make more.
    Of course I jumped at the chance so I went in monday for a few hours to help out. I configured and deployed a few clients on the network and switched out a couple of old CRT's for some new LCD's (boy did those people LOVE me when I brought in the spankin' new flat-panels foe 'em!).
    Then today I deployed a few more systems, then had to go clean a few virus' off of a machine and then upgradedsome database software (Raiser's Edge and The Financial Edge) and migrated the databases and updated the client deployment upgrade software.
    going in again tomorrow to finish updating a few more clients on the network and who knows what else.
    So far I'm having a good time and feel like I've already learned a thing or two.The guy I'm working for is really cool and understands that theres still alot for me to learn, however he is okay with that.
    It's been quite a while since I've had a regular job, I'm hoping this pans out as it should go along nicely with my Net+ training.


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    congratulations and good luck ...

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    That's great! The money doesn't matter so much as the valuable experience you'll gain! Nice job!

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    Sounds great and congrats.

    Best of luck to you and so on...

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    Re: So I got a new job....

    Originally posted by Blisster
    Then today I deployed a few more systems, then had to go clean a few virus' off of a machine and then upgradedsome database software (Raiser's Edge and The Financial Edge) and migrated the databases and updated the client deployment upgrade software.
    Cool...I've set that up at a school system for troubled kids. Loves memory.
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    WTG Jack! Congratulations on the new job!!

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    Congratulations!

    Your on way...just keep learning and taking in as mcuh as you can

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    Congrats Blisster. Ive been looking for a shot like that myself.

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    Good Morning Blisster



    Way to Go...Congrats on the New Job


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    Good news indeed! Good luck!!

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    Thanks everyone!

    Its been tough, ever since the bust in 99 the film/TV industry here in northern california has been terrible (my previous career). Moving to LA or Vancouver was not an option for me so I've been trying to get a foot in the door somehow. Opportunity finally knocked and I was able to answer the door promptly.

    Thanks again, I'm really excited.


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    thats awesome.. sounds sorta like how I ended up at my job. Good luck with everything.
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    cool man! i am sure you will quickly advance at that job!

    congrates

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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    cool man! i am sure you will quickly advance at that job!

    congrates

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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    you still work there:?

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    Congrats man.

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    Notes date of post...

    Several jobs ago for him ...I can recall 2x places since then.
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    grats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    Congrats man.
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    grats

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