Number 5 busses

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You know what its like, you wait ages for a bus then 3 come along at once.

And the same with jobs…

You wait ages, as confidence in the viability of your skill set rapidly evaporates, and suddenly several offers come in within half an hour.

Considering the imminent collapse of the global financial system I jumped at the chance to move into pharma.

Back to VBA, which is tough after the luxury of C#/VS2010 (and to Access after SQL Server – even tougher!), have just about got out of the habit of adding a semi colon at the end of each line. Still keep getting comments wrong though.

I had lots of great insight from agents, in particular the idea that most front office dev work has now been offshored and the main onshore work is is risk and regulatory. Those areas interest me, but as the banks announce huge layoffs again (funny in the alledged ‘recovery’), it seems a bit of a delicate target market.

I’d say between the offshoring and the bodyshop invasion, Excel/VBA is officially dead as a viable IT department skillset. There are still roles but mainly through business areas, and/or on crap rates. The .net roles are pure buzzword overload, and clearly a world removed from the cut and thrust of the actual business. No pressure but not much interest either.

I hope you are all sorted work wise.

cheers

simon

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3 Responses to “Number 5 busses”

  1. Patrick O'Beirne, spreadsheet auditor Says:

    Congratulations! And in a real world of production too.
    You’ll get back in the swing quickly :-)

  2. Colin Legg Says:

    Great news, Simon. Get your MZ-Tools for VBA installed!

  3. Simon Says:

    I’ve got a proper limited user account – its doing my box in!! can’t even ungroup apps in the windoze task bar. Or get the classic theme. Or fix my Access security settings. I was thinking about MZ tools today as I searching for the callers of a routine I wanted to butcher. Will try and sneak it on tomorrow..

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