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I'm 31 and have been in the working world for eight years since graduating college..and pretty much hated every minute of it.

You see, after finishing school I took a job in a night club to pay the bills, and ended up being quite good at it. So the years went by as I moved up the ranks and was actually making good money, but the thought of going in to work would give me augida (sp?).

My free time would be spent on my rig and trolling OCN, crashing, rebuilding, upgrading, experimenting, overclocking, tweaking and most importantly LEARNING.

About six weeks ago I left my job running a club, but never really though I would be able to do something tech/IT related. I didn't have the formal training and besides, I was brought up to believe work is meant to be miserable...'thats why its called work'. But my wife made me try, and kept assuring me that I did know a lot and was quite able.

So I replied to a craigslist post from an IT firm that said that they appreciated unique and honest cover letter and resumes, and thats exactly what I sent. I was called in for an interview on a Friday and offered the job the following Monday!

We are small managed serviced company filled with very nice, honest people and very nice toys!! (waiting for me on my first day was a new e6600 rig and dual 24" monitors!). We close the office Friday night and have in-house game night, I don't game but think I am going to have to give it a shot. My co-workers are great people with a great attitude and ideals about work.


I have shared all this as part of my effort to offer my sincere thanks to all the great members, generously giving their knowledge and wisdom. Its is because of YOU that I learned enough to pass the tech knowledge exam at my interview and more importantly helping me find something I really love doing.
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post #2 of 10
That's amazing!

Well! Have fun with your new job! And in-game house nights.
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post #3 of 10
that's awesome man now upgrade that rig...lolz j/k i love my crosshair too.
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post #4 of 10
wow! good job man! and game night? damn!
thats really cool! good luck!!!
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Originally Posted by roningai View Post
that's awesome man now upgrade that rig...lolz j/k i love my crosshair too.
...oh yeah...and hardware discounts also!!!
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If you don't mind me asking are you making more then managing the club?

Sounds like you may have found yourself a "career" instead of just a "job". There is a difference in going to work to make money to pay just bills (job) and having a job where you don't think about the bills and enjoy yourself (career). I am sure you have already noticed this difference and are probably happier and feel better about who you are. Thanks for sharing, and I wish you the best of luck
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Mega,

The truth is I am making significantly less. It is a choice I was able to make thanks to my wife being so cool(not to mention her nice paycheck). And you are exactly right, with my new career the difference in me and the way I feel is incredible, in a lot of ways.

Thank you for your kind wishes!!!
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Originally Posted by cinajohn View Post
Mega,

The truth is I am making significantly less. It is a choice I was able to make thanks to my wife being so cool(not to mention her nice paycheck). And you are exactly right, with my new career the difference in me and the way I feel is incredible, in a lot of ways.

Thank you for your kind wishes!!!
Then again it's not so much about the money ultimately
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Congrats

Hope you get more money in the future so you can enjoy your job and have $$$ to enjoy at home
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. That's an awesome move for you it sounds like.

And I'd imagine that moving into the IT field would help in the long run more than managing a nightclub. You can put "I ran a nightclub" on your resume and most employers in the IT field (except a select few) would probably be like, "ok, and you are applying here why?" The more years of experience in the IT field the better your chances to move up.
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