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Started out in IT training then moved into programming. After 4 years of staring at a screen I can't handle it anymore and am moving back into IT training with some foreign travel to get me out and about. I've found programmers to be a strange breed. Bit of a generalisation but I've worked opposite people who pick their nose, others who burp and belch, others who have absolutely no patience whatsoever. I've had loads of jobs and met many weird people but the last 4 years in programming has been an eye opener. :rolleyes:

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But I did have an interview today for a job in the aircraft industry, which is where I started when I left school. They also seem very keen to get the sucessful applicant to college doing an HNC which I am very keen on doing.

The money aint too good but there may be a good chance of career progression in the future.

Will keep u all updated as to my progress. ( if you're interested )

Right its official my Recession is cancelled. (For now anyway)

Have been offered the above job, and start at the end of the month, so can start saving again now.

Whooopee !!! :D

But do need a cheap set of wheels, anybody got any suggestions on a "Value for money" car.

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Right its official my Recession is cancelled. (For now anyway)

Have been offered the above job, and start at the end of the month, so can start saving again now.

Whooopee !!! :D

But do need a cheap set of wheels, anybody got any suggestions on a "Value for money" car.

Congratulations!! :D:D

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Right its official my Recession is cancelled. (For now anyway)

Have been offered the above job, and start at the end of the month, so can start saving again now.

Whooopee !!! :D

But do need a cheap set of wheels, anybody got any suggestions on a "Value for money" car.

Well done FaTB!!!!

On the car front find a friendly mechanic mate who regulalrly goes to auctions and tag along if you can, get a deposit (10/20% in cash to take along with you) and tell him your budget and see what comes up. Worked well for me in the past.

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Right its official my Recession is cancelled. (For now anyway)

Have been offered the above job, and start at the end of the month, so can start saving again now.

Whooopee !!! :D

But do need a cheap set of wheels, anybody got any suggestions on a "Value for money" car.

Value for money car.

Second hand executive cars or saloons that are not german and are about 7 years old.

Cars last for ever now and don't rust.

These are status symbols when new.. but only german ones hold any value as the years tic on....

Citerons, peugeots..

Alfa Romeo 155..

I have one..

Bit of fun.. and yours for less the £1000

as no one else wants one..

Mine has cost me servicing and tyres in three years and cost me £800..

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As one of the many IT sloths on HPC, I agree with those who have advised to avoid IT as a career at all costs.

Generally speaking, there is a ceiling around £35k for techie jobs, even in London. Sure you may be able to break this with the right skills, but it is rare, and for every well paid worker there are two or three who are greatly underpaid.

EDS = s***bags!

I don't know where you are, but the UK median is 40k

http://www.jobstats.co.uk/jobstats.d/Rates.html

If you're in the city the median is 54k

http://www.jobstats.co.uk/jobstats.d/Detai...TY.d/index.html

BTW congrats to FaTB for the new job.

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But do need a cheap set of wheels, anybody got any suggestions on a "Value for money" car.

Saw a beautiful maintained modern Roller last week for 8k, in such good condition I thought it was a wind up.

Something like that would really boost someones confidence. :)

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Glad your sorted FatB.

Suggest you get a job in Public Service next time, I hear the pay is fantastic :lol:

As for a car try a Ka. £1500 gets you a 8 year old one but £2500 gets you a three year old one. Cheap no frills at that price but little goes wrong/wears out and if it does most garages can fix them.

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Where do you get your pics from ?

My 54 year old heart gets racey in the morning.

All

Reading this topic gets me thinking. I live near Telford well

about 22 miles North from where a lot of people are employed

by EDS / CG Fujitsu. These folks are shipping in IT workers

and paying the 15-20k as IT specialists and people talk about

earning £250k pa ?? What have you been smoking ?

Edited by E Powell

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Sorry to hear that mate.

I was in the software and IT game for 8 years and was made redundant a couple of times. (I am 35 now)

I want to share something with you that will change your life

Read this book, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert T. Kiyosaki (a few quid from Amazon)

It is about what the rich teach their kids about money--that the poor and middle class do not!

Since reading the book I got out of wage slavery and now work for myself and I am financially independent after 2 years of self-employment.

Just read the book and it will make you see your life very differently!

Good luck

Will have to put my savings / House buying plans on hold now.

Have just been told today that i'm out of a job, due to my company losing a service contract, I was last in so I'm first out, and all I got was my bus fare home.....Seriously !!

I was a Service engineer, on catering equipment, mechanical and a bit of electrical work, out on the road most of the time which I liked.

Just considering re training, and what are people's opinion on the IT industry at present ?

I quite fancy training as a network engineer, but not office based, I like to get out and about.

To anybody in the know:-

1/ Is there still a decent living to be earned in the IT industry, or has every Tom, Dick, and Harry getting into it brought the wages down ?

2/ Is there much work about at the moment ?

3/ What is a good qualification to get / have as a starting point ?

I want to get back into work ASAP instead of claiming dole and slowly sinking into desperation and depression, I've seen it happen to freinds and its not nice.

So fellow HPC'ers any help, views, advice would be much appreciated.

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