Your life Plan - how did u get where u are now.....?

By Mr.Guvernment
Feb 28, 2003
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  1. Hey all, this kind of started in the "where do u post from thread" as me an Arris had posted..... but curious as to how u got where u are now?

    preferable just use point form :)


    moi:

    • drop out in grade 10
    • work in resturants a few years
    • get a job at a telecommuncations company
    • get hired full time after doing night work data entry for about 2 months
    • become extensivly self taugh in computers / software
    • get laid off from teleco company (they went under)
    • become unemployeed for 4 months
    • goto www.monster.ca everyday and submit your resume to places
    • One day submit resume to a job entitled "tech support specialist - (in caribbean)
    • 2 days later get phone call - go for interview - hired on spot -
    • 7 days later get moved to Antigua (caribbean)
    • Work for company for about 1 year and 10 months, company moves to Costa Rica - U get taken along - dec 2002 (being the senior most tech who been there the longest)
    • Company pays for most all expsenses - house /car/ phones - most everything beside personal things (clothes, food, party)
  2. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,508   +81

    I'll just put my entry here too ;)

    • Go to university and get a Comp. Sci Degree
    • want to take a few months off after uni
    • get offered a job two weeks after leaving uni
    • Learn how crap Lotus Notes is and how often Lotus lie about how their program should work
    • Start working in Milan occasionally, doing software analysis and support (1 or 2 week trips every few months)
    • Year later have frequent trips to milan
    • Get promised Oracle and Lotus Notes certification
    • Try to seem surprised that the company forget about the certification
    • Now working 3 weeks in Milan, 1 in Scotland at home
    • Company pays for most all expsenses - house /food/TV/Hi Fi/DVD/Italian language course (in the works)
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 Newcomer, in training Posts: 6,504

    -Did crappy degree in something I was not interested in because I was smoking too much dope when I picked my subjects.

    -Resurgence of interest in computing during 2nd year.

    -Become obsessed with computing, loose all interest in anything else. Loose weight and sleep hardly at all, but in 1 year catch up with everything I would have learned had I not abandoned computing.

    -After graduation, convince university that I can do a system engineers job even although I have no experience and no qualifications in computing.

    -Do as much training, and read as many books and websites as I can.

    -Currently studying diploma in computer network administration.

    -Looking to work next in even larger network, distributed computing, etc....

    -Working on building a new Death Star ;)
  4. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

    - studied some years in Russia when i was born
    - started to learn Turbo Pascal 4 (lol)
    - studied seven years in France
    - got a Inet (36.6) access and got very crappy bachelor results (because of the Inet access, of course ... was spending 7 hours / day on Inet ...)
    - studied three years in Belgium
    - got DSL access, bought MY OWN first machine, screwed it up many times, bought another machine :p
    - Coded some cool stuff people seem to enjoy, launched IstraSoft Online website with all my crap on it, already 12000 unique visitors (www.istrasoft.net)
    - finishing studying in a very huge european bank (in IT services)
    - hoping being hired by that bank next year
    - having much time left for other interesting stuff (I'm only 22) unless a bus/train/car/disease decides I must quit :/

    I would also like to notice that things are a little bit different here in Europe, young people study more before getting hired and there are't too much young & rich people (besides those who have rich parents). :)
  5. Mr.Guvernment

    Mr.Guvernment Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 85


    lol, that is one way to put it!
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    • Going to Engineering school right now to get Engineering Management degree
    • Study computers and such in my free time...which is a lot since I am in college
    • Look for jobs, but to no avail, since the job market is so crappy right now.....
    • Hope to find job soon and work in a technology or manufacturing field.
  7. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

    "unless our mighty God decides I must pass away ..."

    Is it better like that ? :p
  8. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    - Born ruler of the universe
    - Learned a bit about computers
    - Continues to be the king of the cosmos
  9. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,508   +81

    You forgot born modest and weird ;)
  10. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    No wonder you are the way you are.. Arris. :eek:
  11. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,508   +81

    LMAO.. So true.
    I didn't know that I was considered a professional smart *** though :blush:
  12. Justin

    Justin Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,595

    * Sleep when I'm tired
    * Eat when I'm hungry
    * Kiss when I'm lonely
    * Play all the time :D
    * Enjoy my life!!

    That's really my plan!

    Though finishing my degree, landing a solid job, and getting married are just a few of the needed things along the way.
  13. Mr.Guvernment

    Mr.Guvernment Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 85

    nah, liked the other way better, sound better for us non beleivers :)
     
  14. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    .. You evil pagan satan heathen devil!

    Just kidding of course. The bus sounds infinitely more realistic than a mighty man with a beard on a cloud with a major disposition. :)
  15. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    -1993, parents bought me a 386sx, 40mhz, 1 meg/ram PC with
    DOS 5.0
    -1995-1998, hours and hours of Doom I/II multiplayer against people in the local area.
    -1995, ran a local B.B.S. on WWIV bulletin board called "The Gamma Quadrant" on a 2400bps modem.
    -1994-1997, spent hours at a time for years browsing local dial-in B.B.S.'s., was a Co-SysOp for two different ones at different times.
    -2000, dropped out of High School and went straight to a community college, got my diploma in 2 weeks.
    -March 9th 2000, joined the Marines
    -March 27th 2000, realized I hated the Marines and finally convinced them to let me the hell out of.. um.. well.. Hell.
    -October 2000, moved to Tampa Bay Florida and attended the International Academy of Design for computer animation.
    -July 2000 dropped out of the academy after deciding my drawing skills were not up to par (even though I was first in my class in 3D animation and Linux).
    -July 2000 moved back home.
    -July 2000 through October 2002 moved between crappy jobs and submitted hundreds of resumes.
    -October 2002, got a job at a local Internet provider due to my list of various skills/experience(where I am now) doing basically everything -- system admin, web design, graphic design, accounting, marketing, pc repair, networking (local area networks, Internet Information Server, etc.), and basically everything you can think of.

    Plan to:
    ---------
    Take MCSE tests and get certified (have taken A+/Net+ tests and was told to skip straight to MCSE because of my technical knowledge).

    Become a rock star (hey, I can dream damn you!).

    Skills/Experience:
    ----------------------
    3D Studio Max, Flash, HTML, Web design, programming (C++,Turbo Pascal,etc), Photoshop, AfterFX, Director, DOS 5 and up, Win 3.1/95/98/ME/2000/XP, PC repair/building, Red Hat and Mandrake Linux, networking, etc etc etc (too much crap to remember at 2am)


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