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Old 01-04-2008, 11:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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After years of working retail I've finally put my computer experience and skills into good use and scored a sweet new job as a PC Assembler. Basically I work with a group of 5 other guys assembling and testing PCs and their line of networking devices. I work 8:30 to 5 at a campus that's like 10 minutes away from my house and I make 36k/yr in salary, a far cry from $11.50/hr that I'm making as a Tech Specialist at Officemax. So I put in my notice a couple of days ago (last day at Omax is the 10th) and I'm going to take like a week and a half off before I start my new job on the 21st. All of my knowledge has finally paid off--I've got a sweet office job doing something that I actually consider to be fun and rewarding and I get decent money to boot. No degree (yet) or A+ certification, either. I interviewed with the head of Manufacturing and the CEO and it was an entirely skill-based interview.

This place moved quickly on me. I submitted my resume Sunday night, I was called Monday morning, interviewed on Wednesday at 9am, left at 10am, and they had checked all of my references by 11am. Then he called to offer me the job at 1pm that same day. I had an assembly test during the interview that I sort of fumbled my way through (nervous as ****) but I demonstrated some skill and the rest of it must have definitely gone well enough. So anyways, I'm excited as heck because I finally got the sort of job I've been holding out for now for a long time and considering my place in life (not quite 20) it's looking pretty darn good to me. Cheers!
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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best jobs are the ones that let you do what you like, pay irrelevant. lucky
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Good job jorsoft! hope you enjoy it.
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Sounds fun : ) I would do that for free... let alone earning 18k :\ (GBP)
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, good pay for being a pc assembler. Some small shop saw my resume up on dice and called me about a job. Although they only wanted to offer 15 an hour which is less than what im making now as a temp. Good luck with it, your fingers are gonna hurt the first couple weeks though I can always tell when ive had to do a lot of actually hardware repair as my fingertips are usually all shredded. Luckily 90% of my stuff is phone support "omg i cant log in" etc etc
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Congrats, mi amigo. It is always best to do what you love, no matter what the pay.
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good luck.

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Thanks for the support everybody. I'm definitely happy to get away from all of the *****y whiny customers and work with some professionals for a change. This seems like the type of job that would help me to really increase my skills in pc building, networking, and probably business as well so I'm really happy to be starting. I get all of this plus good pay so it's a big win for me and I've really been needing one lately. I think it just goes to show how if you just keep on building those skills, have some confidence, and keep being aggressive about pursuing the job you want, you can make it happen.
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Use this job as a stepping stone onto some thing else. One thing to watch out for is that Tech Support Staff and System Builders are the first to when companyies down size.
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Yea, good job
Having a job you love doing is great, but doesn't it get repetative?
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