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 Post subject: quitting work
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:43 am 
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Handed my notice in on Friday... got a bit fed up with it. I've got a plan but it's a gamble... wish me luck! (oh, the plan doesn't involve photography in case you are wondering).....

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 5:56 am 
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Good luck with whatever you decide to do next. I hope it works out for you.

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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Congrats and Good luck!

...what's the plan? You on the move again?

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:15 am 
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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:39 am 
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good luck. I am glad you are making a change if you are unhappy.

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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Good luck, Peter. Hope it all works out for you. And that you have more time for photography as well :)


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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:38 am 
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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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TimmyG wrote:
Congrats and Good luck!

...what's the plan? You on the move again?


I'd better not reveal 'the plan' until i find out if it works out or not - you never know who reads these pages - but i won't be moving any time soon Tim.

Thanks for the good wishes everyone, it's a bit of a nerve-wracking time. Well, it could be if i took life a bit more seriously.... actually, if it doesn't work out i'll be able to catch up on my editing so it won't be all doom and gloom :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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Good Luck! I hope it works out better than you expected.

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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Good luck. I like the quote Phil posted, I can't top that one.

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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It's a good quote for sure :)

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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Best of luck Peter, I'm sure it will work out great for you!

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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Every time I've taken a big risk it has paid off in the end; maybe not in exactly the way I expected, and sometimes with a fair share of trouble along the way, but ultimately for the better.

Just go for it. Well, sounds like you have. Good luck with it, whatever it is.

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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Thanks guys. Quitting work is very satisfying and, although it's sometime tough to do, it always leads to something new and exciting, even if that's not what you planned for. I should know in 2 or 3 weeks if the plan works out, but if it doesn't then expect to see me delving back into travel photography as i take a very long holiday....

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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The bad news..... is that i don't get a holiday. The good news is that the plan worked out :)

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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That's excellent news, Peter. You can always miss a holiday or two, but you won't often have the chance to make your plans come together. Best wishes!

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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Good news! So what was the plan?

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:40 pm 
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ha ha... the plan was to quit the company that employed me and set up as an independent, then apply for my own job on the project i work on. So, i guess i didn't quit my job, just my employer. Not a lot has changed really, with the exception of that i now get 100% of my hourly rate. I was a little bit worried it wouldn't work out... but it's ended very well! :)

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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That's really good news Pete! I hope it continues to go well.

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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Brilliant stuff Pete, chuffed to bits for ya :D

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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Well done Pete, glad it's all working out for you.

I hope your new boss (i.e. you) gives you sufficient time off to continue with your photographic pursuits though!

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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Well, that is exciting. Good for you and best wishes for your continued success. I remember when I took an early retirement and became an independent consultant -- not working for my previous employer, but in the same field and routinely found myself interacting with many of the same people.

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
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That's great news Peter, get rid of the middle man lol!

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 Post subject: Re: quitting work
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:47 am 
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Thanks so much for the nice comments everyone. I was quite nervous it wasn't going to work out. However, i finish with my company on Friday and start - you've guessed it - on Monday; i don't miss even a day of work!

The run to Xmas is particularly mental so i won't be posting much i'm afraid. I check your posts a lot on my new flashy smartphone, but typing on it is so tedious that i am not leaving much in the way of feedback. One of my 'quiet times' at LC is coming up, but i'll be back in full force in the new year.

Thanks again for your comments; so good of you :)

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