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How do you know when it’s time to move on?

NetworkingStudentNetworkingStudent Member Posts: 1,407 ■■■■■■■■□□
How do you know when it’s time to move on?
I currently work at a small MSP.
I work with the managed services.
I don’t make a lot of outgoing calls.
I don’t receive incoming calls, not unless someone dials my direct line.
Most of my job seems repetitive. I have been here 1.5 years.
I don’t feel like I’m learning anything new, I’m getting bored.

Benefits:
Well I don’t have benefits. In fact, hourly employees don’t get vacation.
We don’t get holiday pay either.
What jobs should I apply for? Help desk, desktop support? I’m not sure what I want to do in IT. I just want to keep learning. Having benefits would be nice too!

Currently, I’m studying for the 70-410 exam.


My boss keeps talking about role refinement, should I be scared when this is said? What does this mean?
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened."

--Alexander Graham Bell,
American inventor

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    E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 2,233 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Most of my job seems repetitive. I have been here 1.5 years.
    I don’t feel like I’m learning anything new, I’m getting bored.

    Benefits:
    Well I don’t have benefits. In fact, hourly employees don’t get vacation.
    We don’t get holiday pay either.

    My boss keeps talking about role refinement

    It is time!
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    IsmaeljrpIsmaeljrp Member Posts: 480 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Is this a rhetorical question?

    .. but jeez that is a horrible situation you are in... get out!!!
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    TheFORCETheFORCE Member Posts: 2,297 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Time to punch the ticket to a new company.
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    srabieesrabiee Member Posts: 1,231 ■■■■■■■■□□
    E Double U wrote: »
    It is time!

    I agree, it's definitely time to move on.

    OP, how's the job market in your area? Also, what is your educational background?
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    CleverclogsCleverclogs Member Posts: 95 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I think you know it's time to move on when you start feeling like getting out. That feeling progressively grows and grows, until just going to work in itself becomes a chore. When I was off for two weeks recently I actually thought on the first Monday "This time in two weeks I'll be back". Just need to be proactive and always learning. I've had interviews in the last few weeks, I'll be moving on soon :)
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    NetworkingStudentNetworkingStudent Member Posts: 1,407 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Hi Sarbiee,
    The job market seems strong.
    I live in WI ,but I'm pretty close MN.
    I have a 2 year degree from a non regional accredited college.
    What roles should I shoot for if my experience is mostly working with managed services?
    When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened."

    --Alexander Graham Bell,
    American inventor
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    scaredoftestsscaredoftests Mod Posts: 2,780 Mod
    Time to move on!!!
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
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    tpatt100tpatt100 Member Posts: 2,991 ■■■■■■■■■□
    I know it is time to move on when I notice I am arriving at work late on a regular basis, it's a sign I dread going to work and I take it for granted.
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    BigToneBigTone Member Posts: 283
    Whenever I stop being happy at a job I tend to start looking and move on. Sounds like you need to make sure your resume is up to date and get moving.
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    CodyyCodyy Member Posts: 223 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Whenever you start a new thread on techexams with a list of dislikes and zero listed likes from what I can see, it's probably time to move on.
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    UnixGuyUnixGuy Mod Posts: 4,567 Mod
    I say pass a higher level cert first then start applying for better positions, better than going to a similar position now or a worse one.
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