...or the spark that ignites the rocket?
Okay, a tad cryptic there but I'm sure you can work out that what is to follow on from today is either the start of everything going wrong or the start of a very exciting adventure ... I am REALLY hoping for the latter here!!!
For a few years now, I've been getting a bit antsy about working in IT, whether because of frustrating colleagues, irritating customers or incompatible tech, amongst other things. When we went through the TUPE transfer last September/October, I was offered what sounded like an amazing opportunity when compared to the cuts I would have to make if I stayed with my previous employer. Who would turn down such an opportunity???
For the cynics amongst you: congratulations, you are right. The amazing opportunity had all the substance of an air guitar and I have ended up essentially just doing support work on applications that are so badly coded they should be sent to bootcamp: the 'big project' I accepted the offer to do is so far out of my reach it would be sucked into a black hole before I got anywhere near it.
Up until now, I have been resigned to just ploughing on and seeing where things take me. However, as of last month I have decided to take a more active role in my own life* ... and last week, completed my UCAS application for University!
I haven't the foggiest idea when I will hear anything about a successful application or not but I would think that I could be looking to hear something by mid-August at the latest, which means only one thing: the three months notice I am contractually obliged to give has had to come into force...
HOE LEAF U-KINK RAP!!!
Oh and "Shhhhhhhhh!" - I haven't told the folks yet cos I know they'll worry and I'll just get nagged!!
* I've been more of a passenger so far, wondering where I will end up!