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Nav
04-04-2005, 16:43:48
Lurker, venom etc skip to last line...

The company I started working for last May went downhill rapidly two weeks after I joined. They got rid of 4 staff, including a web designer and the only dedicated sales guy, leaving only me, the designer and a flaky sales manager. Designer went back home to Australia end of July leaving me running the entire thing. What with the 'sales manager' not doing very well (or being able to cope as a single mum etc etc), things didnt work out.

I 'left' in december after they failed to pay me again. Technically I'm still employed by them as I haven't resigned or been laid off. Hopefully will be able to claim up to 8 weeks unpaid wages (up to a certain amount) when the company finally goes into Company Voluntary Liquidation.

Been doing bits of freelance since then including a nice little site for National Geographic (link on my website!).

Well just been offered a job with a (kind-of) e-commerce company to redesign and develop their website and other future offshoots etc. After 3 months I get the upper wage I asked for as well! :D

Got Job, Left Job, Dossed at home, Got new job. Sweet.

Drekkus
04-04-2005, 16:48:43
:beer:

All communication should be as that last line!!

Oerdin
04-04-2005, 16:49:17
Congrats.

Funko
04-04-2005, 16:50:49
So why haven't you been posting? Twat!

Nav
04-04-2005, 16:52:53
Busy / Lazy ? :D

Just hope this new place doesnt have any silly web filters...

Tizzy
04-04-2005, 16:53:28
Nice one, lazy twat :D

Gary
04-04-2005, 16:57:03
Some guys get all the luck

King_Ghidra
04-04-2005, 17:06:49
or what they deserve

grats :beer:

Lurker
04-04-2005, 17:07:32
Most exellent. And many thanks for the shortcut.

Chris
04-04-2005, 17:10:47
It was too long.

miester gandertak
04-04-2005, 17:41:24
:beer: :beer:

paiktis22
04-04-2005, 17:42:36
:irish coffee:

Gary
04-04-2005, 17:43:35
That's not the next line of the song ! :)

Japher
04-04-2005, 17:47:39
song?

Venom
04-04-2005, 17:49:49
All posts longer than 5 sentances should be summarized like that.

The Shaker
04-04-2005, 17:56:58
"The company I started working for last May went downhill rapidly two weeks after I joined."

Why did you wait 2 weeks to turn on the navoscope?

Nav
04-04-2005, 18:28:11
I guess that was my 'luck' working against me. ;)

alsieboo
04-04-2005, 18:32:26
congrats :) :beer:

OldWarrior_42
05-04-2005, 06:49:11
:beer:

Darkstar
05-04-2005, 07:02:48
Congrats! Good luck!

MattHiggs
05-04-2005, 09:29:08
I'd kill for a Web Development job, even starting right at the bottom as a junior; unfortunately everywhere I've applied for requires 2 years experience and preferably a degree in a related field. :(

I was told by an ex-developer I shouldn't go into it as he reckons they'll outsource most work abroad in the next few years as it's cheaper. Then again, what industry isn't doing that.

Resource Consumer
05-04-2005, 10:55:51
We can send Nav to Bangalore.....

Funko
05-04-2005, 10:57:19
To bang a what?

miester gandertak
05-04-2005, 10:58:52
:lol:
soooooo lame but :lol:

MoSe
05-04-2005, 11:20:56
to bang a lore with its whole disciples

MoSe
05-04-2005, 11:22:56
lore
n.
The space between the eye and the base of the bill of a bird or between the eye and nostril of a snake.
:lol:

MDA
05-04-2005, 12:39:26
:beer:

Go Nav!

Nav
05-04-2005, 12:51:15
Cheers ppl.

Exporting to India = Cheap & Shit.

Matt, you'll have to teach yourself web development. I think it will be very hard to get a job anywhere now with no experience and/or skills. Do some made up projects etc, if you can show some good stuff you have a chance of getting in the door. Hell I'm completely self-taught. Uni didnt teach me anything (which probably also explains my lack of a degree.. shh ;)), though it did get me into web design in the first place, even if it wasnt part of the course.

Venom
05-04-2005, 13:09:50
Yeah. What he said.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
05-04-2005, 17:43:15
Originally posted by Nav
Cheers ppl.

Exporting to India = Cheap & Shit.

Matt, you'll have to teach yourself web development. I think it will be very hard to get a job anywhere now with no experience and/or skills. Do some made up projects etc, if you can show some good stuff you have a chance of getting in the door. Hell I'm completely self-taught. Uni didnt teach me anything (which probably also explains my lack of a degree.. shh ;)), though it did get me into web design in the first place, even if it wasnt part of the course.

Put me down as having done the same kind of thing as Nav did. I'm not so much oriented on the whole artistic design bit, but I do run a few sites here at work for internal use only - hooked up to databases, providing reports and stuff.

Learning this stuff yourself isn't difficult - if you're web connected, there's a ton of info out there you can draw upon. You just need to be committed and persistant.