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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 22 2012: i want to start with a document called a web development proposal which will contain all the things a customer would want. so its a requirements document for the scope of the project.

    to answer your question, i want to create a news article blog type website using concrete5 or DNN.

    i also have an idea for a print manager with an android app for a local business. so they can utilise the barcode scanning capabilities. the print manager will handle the rest.

    i want to write a proper development design for the 2nd idea and document and conduct proper testing. i simply want to do everything my current company does not do.

    what do you do for work?
    • Jan 22 2012: To be honest, I am a high school student with interest in neurology and psychology. Also, I do not have a job. Do you know of any preexisting models of those types and the flaws associated with them?
      • Jan 22 2012: To be honest my plan is to just right all my wrongs. I want to use Concrete5 to create a functional content managed article website. Then i want to create my own .net application which utilises Android/Iphone technology. This may not be a good idea for everyone but the plan is to make something similar to a portfolio.

        How long have you been out of a job? do you 'enjoy' what you do?
        • Jan 22 2012: I never had a job. The job market in the United States is designed for people that are 18 years old and older. I enjoy neurology and psychology. Matter fact, I created an idea of reforming the educational system using interactive learning programs. Did you look into http://wiggio.com/ by any chance?

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