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Sanjay Patel

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Working in IT?

I have a dilemma where my current job isn’t providing me with the career development I want. I am not ‘learning or developing’ at this company. My passion used to be I.T but it’s slowly going away. There are many reasons, first my health has declined since working there and stress is a huge factor.

To put things into context, they have this expectation that you must “know it”; therefore they just give you projects or tasks to do with that in mind. I do state that it’s alien to me and that with all the will in the world it’s going to take time and guidance to complete something.

They have no comprehension of what learning is, in fact they think learning is getting on the Internet and searching for something. They dont manage you or manage projects. Everything is done on the fly, its utter madness.

My plan is to leave once I’ve done 12months at the company (3.5 months left) and by then I should have saved up £10k and this should support me in the coming months without a job. I intend to use this time at home to study 9-5 in the .NET Framework / C# coding so that I know how to program or can understand to a better level than currently. The idea is to produce an application from design to implementation so that I can take it to a new/better prospective employer.

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  • Jan 21 2012: well my job title is developer or web developer.
    • Jan 22 2012: Sounds interesting. What exactly do you want to design as the working model?

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