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    caught between the two

    i work that my current job and love it

    but i have been headhunted by a support company and although i am really exicted about the pospect

    there are few things

    got to take two grand pay cut to start but get all my training(MCSE etc) payed for then i get pay more once i complete the training

    more travelling (this i do not mind)

    should i stay in education or should i move to industriy

    i do not know what to do

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    IS BSF looming for you / Thomas Peacocke Community College?

    If so I'd jump ship.

    So long as it's a reputable / long established support company then I'd go for it. Them funding your MCSE is a huge bonus.

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    I took a job elsewhere and I start on monday. I will get MCSE paid for and all that. Only difference for me is that I will be travelling less and getting paid the same.

    If your finances can take it then go for it. More oppertunities in industry!!

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    One thing to check is that if your pay is going to go up after you get your MCSE you might want to get it in your contract. It's fine if you are going to get more money once you complete your training, but you may find yourself looking for work if that doesn't happen.

    Really depends on how you see your current job developing over the next couple of years. If you cant get the training and support the new job is offering then you may want to consider moving on.

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    If you were head hunted I'd have thought they'd give on the 2k pay difference to be honest.

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    its a small business but been long running time

    as for current job i can not see much of a move

    as youo all say the exams are the plus

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    Personally, I would jump at the chance... progression in ICT in education is getting worse not better. If you want a career then go for it...

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    Firstly I would see if they can move on the 2k diff -presumably they want you so you could argue that finances will not allow you to take the pay cut. Go for a compromise: 1k now and 1k when training finished - get it in writing.
    Training is good but not everything - your current experience is surely what they are after initially - so you should be paid for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    If you were head hunted I'd have thought they'd give on the 2k pay difference to be honest.
    that's exactly what i was thinking, they sought him out in order to offer him a 2k pay cut. LOL.

    Doesn't sound like 'headhunting' to me.

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    its a small business and funds do not allow

    i think they will come round in the end

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    MCSE - not worth the paper its written on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macca View Post
    i work that my current job and love it

    but i have been headhunted by a support company and although i am really exicted about the pospect

    there are few things

    got to take two grand pay cut to start but get all my training(MCSE etc) payed for then i get pay more once i complete the training

    more travelling (this i do not mind)

    should i stay in education or should i move to industriy

    i do not know what to do
    Hi Alan,

    Have you been asked by mike freeman to go and work for him?

    Ian

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    The 2k pay cut is one thing but are they giving you a car/fuel allowance for the extra travelling? That could be quite costly if they are expecting you to do lots of travel as part of your job.

    Like others have said, if you can afford a 2k pay cut, go for it. If you are young with no wife/kids/mortgage, then long term it might be better.

    Try to find out how quickly they will push you through the courses. Maybe study one or two of the modules youself from books and sit the exam (88), if it means you get the increased salary faster it might be worth it. The microsoft courses generally take 1 week. Are they putting you on the entire week course or the odd day here and there. I'm assuming they arent going to push you on all 6 courses in the first 6 weeks, so they may spread them out over 12 - 24 months.

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