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When I had just started my final year of Uni doing software development, the IT manager of the University needed to recruit two new techs and asked the top 5 for expressions of interest, and I got a great job in Networking Infrastructure which wasn't what I had trained in. I was so lucky, it doesn't work like that these days.

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OzSurfer 6 days ago

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I'm very glad you had that bit of luck with the timing :) So many of our college/uni students pour tens of thousands of dollars into their education only to find the job market completely lacking options. Many graduates are having to look for work out of state, or take whatever they can within state that isn't at all in their field of study.

Are you still with the same company, or at least doing the same type of work?

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PartyOfOne 6 days ago

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Yes you are right about that, I think that's how the job market is now. My niece finished a degree with honours in Microbiology, she got one of the highest marks yet is working in a supermarket check out because that's all she can get at the moment.

No i was with them for 13 years but they had a change of management and decided to outsource IT so I was made redundant. Suddenly I found it extremely difficult to get the same kind of work. I applied for 122 jobs just to get the one I have now, and it's with a Federal Government department and is only part time, but I'm very lucky to have that. It's also not in IT hardware it's in finance and processes.

I feel sorry for young people coming out of Uni now, there just isn't the jobs available like their once was.

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OzSurfer 6 days ago

First job as a drummer...Money was little, but it was a thrill.

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Mutt 6 days ago

Probably the other way around. I offered to buy my last employers business and he accepted it. Then I became a business owner with all that goes with it. I built the business up from five employees to 22 and tripled the income of the business. A few years back, a good employee offered to buy me out and I accepted his offer and retired from the money I made. Best thing I ever did!

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Rooster 6 days ago

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I've often wondered who the "1 percent" are... now I know at least one lol. Always nice to find good people having good fortune ;D

Thanks for taking a bit of time to share your comment - it's always looked forward to and appreciated ;)

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PartyOfOne 6 days ago

In response to “I've often wondered who the "1...

You're very welcome! (biggrin)

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Rooster 6 days ago

My first job out of high school, working for a large corporation in their Personnel Department. Great job, fun and interesting, met a lot of people coming in for jobs.

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StarzAbove 6 days ago

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Yes, I'd imagine it would've been, and I'm glad it was for you :) If the business is still in operation, do you see yourself wanting to go back there?

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PartyOfOne 6 days ago

In response to “Yes, I'd imagine it would've been, and I'm...

It's still in business and going strong, but, no I wouldn't want to go back.

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StarzAbove 6 days ago

In response to “It's still in business and going strong, but...

Okay :) Well thanks for sharing some of your time and a bit of history - nice of you :D

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PartyOfOne 6 days ago

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My pleasure.

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StarzAbove 6 days ago

The one I have now. Been there going on 6 years, and I love it.

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SynysterGates 6 days ago

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Always good to hear, young sir ;)

Thanks for sharing a minute or two - always glad to have you ;)

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PartyOfOne 6 days ago

A machinist. It was amazing to see raw material come in and mechanical devices go out.

I still have my 1-2-3 block.

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azlotto 6 days ago

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I had to look up the 1-2-3 block on Google and recognized it from our machine shop at a paper mill I worked at - they look expensive :) I take it that you're no longer working at the shop (?)

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PartyOfOne 6 days ago

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A precision 1-2-3 block was about $30 at that time...Not made in China.

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azlotto 6 days ago

I was doing some refurbishing work in a casino, they asked me if I wanted to work there on the maintenance team, which I accepted...I only stayed for six months but it was great....

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JD 5 days ago

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John, thanks for helping me with this post, I appreciate it and all the others you've taken part in.

I have a vague memory of you mentioning something similar on another post that came close to this issue. I remember you liking what you worked at with that as well. :)

Best wishes with the rest of your weekend.

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PartyOfOne 42 mins ago

My first job out of the Corps. I stayed for 8 years and learned the business. 38 years later it's a different company but same business. 22 months to go. Ha!

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