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Sorry Xeb. Hope you find a job you're proud of !
     
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Sorry Zeb. Im sure you will find something awesome soon.

I suppose the upside, is assuming there was no mismanagement of funds, your company is closing due to a lack of work..... meaning people are start to become better with backups possibly???? hahaha rolleyes.gif
   
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Hopefuly. Thank you guys for the kind words of encouragement. It is appreciated.
 
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How are things Xeb?
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Financially speaking I am okay for a bit... Problem is finding a job though I have some leads. I may not be back in data recovery though frown.gif
 
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Financially speaking I am okay for a bit... Problem is finding a job though I have some leads. I may not be back in data recovery though frown.gif

That happens sometimes. I have a degree in Psychology yet I worked in warehousing most of my life because the money and bennies (including a decent retirement package) were actually much better than what I could have made in Psychology with only a Bachelors of Science. Fortunately, I enjoyed the work (the managerial incompetence and crap was another story). I would have loved to have worked in the Relay side of Meter/Relay except for one minor detail; I'm color blind.
Edited by Lady Fitzgerald - 9/25/17 at 7:13am
     
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Financially speaking I am okay for a bit... Problem is finding a job though I have some leads. I may not be back in data recovery though frown.gif

That happens sometimes. I have a degree in Psychology yet I worked in warehousing most of my life because the money and bennies (including a decent retirement package) were actually much better than what I could have made in Psychology with only a Bachelors of Science. Fortunately, I enjoyed the work (the managerial incompetence and crap was another story). I would have loved to have worked in the Relay side of Meter/Relay except for one minor detail; I'm color blind.

Yeah I know what you mean. Without formal schooling it makes things more difficult
 
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Financially speaking I am okay for a bit... Problem is finding a job though I have some leads. I may not be back in data recovery though frown.gif

That happens sometimes. I have a degree in Psychology yet I worked in warehousing most of my life because the money and bennies (including a decent retirement package) were actually much better than what I could have made in Psychology with only a Bachelors of Science. Fortunately, I enjoyed the work (the managerial incompetence and crap was another story). I would have loved to have worked in the Relay side of Meter/Relay except for one minor detail; I'm color blind.

Yeah I know what you mean. Without formal schooling it makes things more difficult

Companies have become too dependent on formal schooling for determining one's qualifications for a job and on the job training is becoming a thing of the past. I remember one of my supervisors with 20 years experience in supervision was forced to get his GED to keep his job despite having been doing the job just fine (other than being the north end of a south bound horse). rolleyes.gif My Daddy was a machinist who went to trade school instead of high school. He even had to have a working knowledge of basic trig yet he was forced to get a GED despite 25 years experience at his job at the time.

On the flip side, many of the kids coming out of high school and many of them in college can't write worth beans. When I worked for a convenience store to supplement my pension until Social Security kicked in after retiring for the first time, most of the job applications we received went right into the trash because they were rife with spelling and grammatical error, many almost unreadable.
     
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I completely agree with that. What is is the newer generation saying "I went to college so I want someone who also went to college" instead of having work experience. Every professional who has been in the IT field for a long has said college experience is great but it doesn't really prepare you for the job in question. What they prefer if they were hiring someone is experience but not everyone sees it that way. frown.gif


Biggest thing though is getting certifications. Those are worth more in a lot of cases.
 
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

Biggest thing though is getting certifications. Those are worth more in a lot of cases.

I can definitely agree with that. My certs are what got me my current job, and only 2 members of my 10 member team have a degree, not including the Manager.
     
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