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Hello and goodbye [message #486132] Mon, 13 December 2010 17:01 Go to next message
djmartin
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As some of you may have noticed I have been absent for nearly six months.

Well, as I have recorded in my 'Biography', "It is with deep regret that, due to a major change in circumstances, I am no longer able to make significant contributions to these forums."

This is not health related but more life-style related.

All the best.

David
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #486137 is a reply to message #486132] Mon, 13 December 2010 20:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barbara Boehmer
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David,

You will be missed. I hope that you are being kept busy due to good things. Perhaps you will be able to come back some day.

Warm regards,
Barbara
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #486154 is a reply to message #486137] Tue, 14 December 2010 00:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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I thought that you took a loooooooong vacation ./fa/1950/0/ after your last contract has ended, hoping that you'll be back today, tomorrow, next week ... not going to happen, eh? I can't tell how sorry I am ./fa/1637/0/. Learnt so much from you, simply by reading your ./fa/5851/0/ messages. Thank you for that.

I hope you'll visit us, occasionally, perhaps just to say another "hello".

Take care.
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #486374 is a reply to message #486154] Wed, 15 December 2010 04:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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David, Barbara is right: you will be missed. I can understand though that there are more important things in life than an internet forum. I made a similar decision once. My contributions to the forums have dropped to almost nonexistent after some major changes in my personal and professional life.

I thank you for your valuable input and making a difference.

MHE
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #486579 is a reply to message #486374] Thu, 16 December 2010 22:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear Barbara, LF, and Maarten,

Thanks for the good wishes. I may lurk in the 'bottom' forums from time to time.

I have found it extremely difficult (actually impossible) to find employment either contract or permanent in the current Australian IT market. They all want .net and JAVA (finger down throat) with 2 years experience.

I am retraining in TESOL and if I am still without IT work by February 2011 I will be heading overseas to teach.

David
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #486581 is a reply to message #486579] Fri, 17 December 2010 01:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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I can hardly believe that you, being such an expert, can't find a job. OK, maybe times have changed and (as you said) .net & Java are top wanted skills. Your words reminded me of Kevin Meade's messages he posted some time ago. In my opinion, he's one of the most experienced people who visit this forum, so when I heard that he might get fired, I just shook my head in disbelief.

What's going on?!? Why would anyone fire an expert, or why people don't want to hire an expert? This world must be crazy, honestly.

So when young people come here and ask for advice, it appears that Oracle is "NO" for Australia and the US, and a big "YES" for India and Pakistan. Well, yes - that's most probably oversimplified statement, but that's how it looks like.

(By the way, where would your "overseas" be?)
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #486590 is a reply to message #486581] Fri, 17 December 2010 02:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Scandinavia is a real Microsoft nest. On top of that a lot of "job" opportunities disappears since .net and java developers tend to convince customers that hibernate products are the best thing that has happened since the invention of the wheel.

Sorry to see you go David, best of luck
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #486617 is a reply to message #486590] Fri, 17 December 2010 06:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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it appears that Oracle is "NO" for Australia and the US, and a big "YES" for India and Pakistan


I am sure he will find a suitable position in INDIA

Good luck David

Sriram
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #486682 is a reply to message #486617] Sat, 18 December 2010 08:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ranamirfan
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Quote:

What's going on?!? Why would anyone fire an expert, or why people don't want to hire an expert? This world must be crazy, honestly.


You are saying right Mr.Littlefoot.
Mr.David really you will be missed.

Please try,I am sure like you an Expert person will find a good
Job in Gulf Region, Dubai, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Barhain.


Good Luck Mr.David.

Regards,
Irfan
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #486684 is a reply to message #486682] Sat, 18 December 2010 08:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The problem is not to find jobs but to find job at the correct price for a 20+ years skilled person. Most entreprises want experimented people at junior price.

Regards
Michel
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #486739 is a reply to message #486684] Sun, 19 December 2010 19:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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he will find a suitable position in INDIA

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Re: Hello and goodbye [message #486742 is a reply to message #486739] Sun, 19 December 2010 23:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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What is suitable for an Indian may not be one for an Australian.

Regards
Michel
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #486747 is a reply to message #486581] Mon, 20 December 2010 00:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
rleishman
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Australia is great for Oracle - providing you live in Melbourne and probably Sydney.

Canberra is a small Government city - there's very little industry there outside of Government, which is not-for-profit. As a result, they tend to have a different IT profile to the rest of industry. That profile is (evidently) skewing away from Oracle and towards Java / .Net at the moment.
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #487197 is a reply to message #486747] Thu, 23 December 2010 12:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sorry guys.. I was little busy due to travelling.

David,
All the best and hope you will come back and spare some time to forum again.

Thanks,
Vamsi
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #539025 is a reply to message #487197] Tue, 10 January 2012 17:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
djmartin
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Guys,

Thank you for all the messages (over a year ago). I finally found a contract doing APEX (Applications Express) work late January 2011 which probably saved me from being in Japan during the tsunami (yes, I was looking at TESOL work in the coastal villages that were destroyed). After six months they asked if I could improve their database performance (yes) so I am now permanent (after 33 years of contracting) for a small government agency in Canberra.

Again, thanks for the support.

David

PS I will mostly be lurking from now on.
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #539235 is a reply to message #539025] Thu, 12 January 2012 07:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Flyby
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Congratulations with your new job and thanks for the contribution and moderation
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #542464 is a reply to message #539235] Tue, 07 February 2012 06:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kiranbvn
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congrtas david i am die hard fan for you and all the best
warm regards
venkat
Re: Hello and goodbye [message #543564 is a reply to message #542464] Wed, 15 February 2012 05:13 Go to previous message
javed.khan
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Dear David,

We are going to miss you surely. The Job things i can only say maybe they are not suitable for you.. I learned a lot reading you all this 6 years long. And i hope someday you will be back with your flawless mentor ship for we all.

Thanks for everything David. Count me also in your fan list.

Javed
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