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    So long and thanks for all the fish. [ And some thanks ]

    I've been at the school where I am currently working for almost 7 years. I've enjoyed it, learnt a great deal, made some good friends, lost a really close one and have seen the ICT grow from 1 server and a around 100 PCs to 5 servers, a wireless network and countless other bits and bobs.
    I have decided to go back into the corperate business sector [ where I was originally ] so today handed in my notice.
    This has been a hard task and I have to say some thankyous.
    My CV was a mess, getting me no-where and needed a re-vamp. I contacted Witch and through countless E-mail exchanges and drafts of the CV I finally landed an interview. Without Witch's help and expert eye there was no way I was going to get an interview - as soon as I submitted the 2nd draft to agences my phone starting ringing. That is how good Witch is at making your CV stand out.

    So I owe her a massive thanks. Thanks Witch, without your advice and knowledge I was flogging a dead horse - your guidance and advice you gave was priceless.

    Tech_Guy was there when I took the call Friday afternoon and he managed to calm me down and keep me from going into some sort of geek related shock. So a big
    thanks to him. He is a mad fool as I am which is why we get on so well.
    And to Bossman for also keeping me sane during times of crises. Bossman has a brilliant skill of being able to read into situations and point out the parts people tend to miss and he has sometimes been on the end of a few PMs in which he has repsonded and made me see a different avenue or direction.

    I won't be leaving this forum as it's a brilliant source of advice and knowledge and I hope that I will continue to offer it when I can. This is just a post saying that in a few weeks I won't be working in Education any more.

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    That sort of good news has got to be worth this:

    mattx - you are very welcome. I am happy that I could be of help. I hope to hear all about your new job in the future. Good Luck!

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    Good luck in your new job. It has sounded like you needed a change so all the best.

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    Aww good luck dude!

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    Good luck Matt. All the best (remember you owe me 50 from the bet we had on xbox ) lol

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    mattx, I'm delighted to hear that things are working out for you. I hope the new job goes well and wish you all the very best!

    * Borrows witch's pom-poms *

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    Mattx - Well done to you,

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    Wow excellent news Mattx. Congratulations

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    Well done mattx, I suspect a move out of education will be a nice change of scenery. Its good to hear you will still be active on the forums though.

    Good luck.

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    I will miss your wildlife exploits at school... bees, bluetits and * sob * gerbil-cam!

    How long before we can have gerbil-cam from your new place matt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I will miss your wildlife exploits at school... bees, bluetits and * sob * gerbil-cam!

    How long before we can have gerbil-cam from your new place matt?
    My home Gerbil cam is still up http://62.31.33.251:8889/ - I'm not sure whats going to happen about the bees. I will offer to still look after them [ along with my own ] But if not then I will understand.

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    Good luck in your new job and congratulations on finding a job that you may enjoy more with new challanges etc.

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    Best of luck with everything! Stick around!

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    Best of luck mattx . Having just handed in my notice here I know just how daunting it can be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulfish View Post
    Best of luck mattx . Having just handed in my notice here I know just how daunting it can be!
    Certainly is - good luck in your new position too.

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