MCSE 2003
April 18, 2005

As some of you may know, I quit a stable job at Tillica to take on a contract at SRK Consulting back in September. Although there was more risk involved (my contract ends on Friday, and I have no job when I get back from South America) I have learned a lot, and my resume has gotten dramatically better. Part of my commitment to myself (and to my boss Mike) when I took this contract was that I would get my MCSE 2003 in an attempt to make myself more valuable to potential employers. Today I passed my last test, and am now an MCSE 2003! All in all I am extremely happy that I took the risk and went the contract route. It's good to switch jobs once in a while, it helped to motivate me when I was stuck in a rut. I also would not have been able to take 6 weeks off if I was still working as an employee. Now I just have to hope that I can find a job or some more contracts when I get back. If you're in the IT industry and know of someone who needs a Windows guy (who still remembers a little Linux) drop me a line.




Comments:

Come work for the evil empire in the US! Lots of contract work at MS. 100 day mandatory breaks between jobs for beach-time.

Posted by: erik at April 18, 2005 2:49 PM
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Nice job! Way to make me look bad. I guess I'll now have to get off my arse and finish my last exam.

Posted by: Will at April 18, 2005 9:05 PM
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nice work, have a good 6 weeks. Even though you're abandoning bowling playoffs I hope you and Dayna have a blast!

Posted by: speedo at April 19, 2005 4:08 PM
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good work mottie. have a great time in south america.

Posted by: skarb at April 19, 2005 5:55 PM
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Congratulations!!! :) That's awesome smarty pants. I hope you and Dayna have a wicked trip!!

Posted by: jac at April 20, 2005 10:09 AM
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Jeff, AWESOME, May I suggest Mike's job when you get back. SA, Great place to get engaged!

Posted by: Dave at April 20, 2005 12:28 PM
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He doesn't want Mike's job - too boring. He also has work here after SA so no poaching - especially by those evil M$ punks...

Posted by: Mike at April 22, 2005 2:25 PM
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