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I am Managing all the current network, not counting the network I am implementing also.. I can understand wanting to see the finished product... I want to see it too!

I'm not greedy, and yes, I do enjoy what I am doing. I know there are a lot of politics, and one thing I really like is that I can openly communicate to my Boss about this and he is very straight up and honest with me. How many people can say that?

I will likely just ride it out and see where it heads - I got this far, why not?
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good attitude. IMO its better to have a boss that you can openly communicate and feel like your on a level playing field with than one that makes you feel like you have a job to do and that you should do it and keep your mouth shut. Im sure it will work itself out in the end and worst case scenario its a great thing to put down on a resume and he sounds like he would be a good reference.
 
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P.S. I have no formal education in this, so this is big for me. I know computers very, very well, but this is a huge project for me. I have never gone to any schools for computers.
From one, to another-> congrats.

I just have one thing to add... as I just landed a computer maintenance contract for a large dental office.
You need a maintenance agreement to make this a business. If you can develop a formal agreement to draft up and go over with your boss, you will be able to 'lock-in' not only your services, but also prices for various tasks.

If you want to work exclusively for your current employer, go for it.. but I would still recommend writting up a 'contract' of some sort to protect yourself from liability and secure your position.
Besides, you can always go find some new clients to expand your "turf"..and be your own boss.
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Congrats man, good job on getting the job. I wish to be in your position one day.
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From one, to another-> congrats.

I just have one thing to add... as I just landed a computer maintenance contract for a large dental office.
You need a maintenance agreement to make this a business. If you can develop a formal agreement to draft up and go over with your boss, you will be able to 'lock-in' not only your services, but also prices for various tasks.

If you want to work exclusively for your current employer, go for it.. but I would still recommend writting up a 'contract' of some sort to protect yourself from liability and secure your position.
Besides, you can always go find some new clients to expand your "turf"..and be your own boss.
I am doing this kind of stuff on the side
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G/J, got make ends meet.. +you are building a solid client base now, which will equal big $ once a few contracts pile up.

I am always happy to hear of another self-taught cpu tech, making a successful start in the cpu biz.
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So today I was on a conference call with a company called AccessLine - they are a VOIP provider, and it looks like I will be signing up with them and switching this whole setup to VOIP! This is exciting, as it will add a level of redunancy to the whole system, and also allow me to record calls and all. AWESOME.
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Soon I'll be ordering the second order of stuff! I don't want this thread to die, so... BuMp!!!
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Looks like Friday I'll be ordering the rest of the stuff, but here's an update:

I am going to convert our whole operation to VOIP. I am going to buy another server and set it up something like this:

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This will save our long distance phone bill, as well as provide a few levels of redundancy as backup, but mainly I need to have the additonal functionality Asterisk provides such as Call Recording, Call Details, etc... thoughts? Comments?
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