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First full day of knowing my leaving date...

Apr
42006
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... and I have nothing to say. Is this what it's going to be like for the rest of the year?

I've had a few offers and suggestions from friends, lots of people want to help me out but are astounded by my 12 month notice period. They are seeing this as a huge disadvantage, whereas I see it as a safety buffer. I've got 12 months to get my skills up to date (up to date for 12 months time, not up to date for now) and learn some things that I've not had time to until now. It means I can't apply for a job like this one right away, which sounds nice and local and possibly up my street, but it also means I don't need to apply for something that's not right for me. Can't figure out if that job is techy enough for me, though it does sound up my street.

So, to the CV, that's probably the first step.

Just for fun, put some new Javascript in that counts down the days until R-Day and chucks the answer at the bottom of each post...

Glossary:

javascript: a major programming language of the internets, mostly how I make my living
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RE: First full day of knowing my leaving date...

hold on. let me get this right...you've got a mutual notice period of 12 months? yikes. if so, surely you could negotiate an early finish provided you gave them say 1-2 month's notice??


also, just wanted to tender my regards....next time i go down farrindon road i'll squat and do a big shit outside your work in protest.

4 Apr TweetComment / reply

Yep, sure I could

I want to squeeze every last penny out really though, so in years to come when it turns out Popex is the only thing I achieved, I can say "at least it paid me x pounds".

Or should that be pence?
5 Apr TweetComment / reply

RE: Yep, sure I could

did you sign all your IP rights in POOEX away in your contract? it just wouldn't be right without you running it.
5 Apr TweetComment / reply

You never visit now anyway!

Yeah I signed it all away about 5 years ago.
5 Apr TweetComment / reply

RE: You never visit now anyway!

that's a shame.

oh and for the record, it's cos the firewall at work wont let me go there. which is amusing, considering that i was probably the only person in the firm to visit it and must have created a volume of traffic significant enough to warrant someone being arsed to block it....
5 Apr TweetComment / reply

haha, how long before this one is blocked..?

5 Apr TweetComment / reply

I think you're taking this very well

But I you're bang-on, it gives you 12 months to get the job you want rather than the job you need. I'm willing to bet most of the regular punters will quit once you go though. Do you know what channelfly are planning to do with PopEx once you're relieved of duty? mOOMINTRUDE is right, PopEx just wouldn't be the same without you at the helm. I know this is purely selfish but please hang on in there for as long as you can !

It's a real shame you didn't hold on to the PopEx IP.. What does Mrs Pauly think about it all?

5 Apr TweetComment / reply

She's always confident about everything

I try to be gloomy about things, but she brings me right back up again.
6 Apr TweetComment / reply

Paul Clarke's - I live and work in Hythe near Folkestone, Kent. married to Clare and father to two, I am a code engineer, and I do mostly js, Node, python, ruby, and php. I like pubbing, restaurants, home automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, lego, and time travel.

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