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    In over my (full) head...

    I was re-assigned as of last Monday. I went from the process engineering group to be part of a core group of people coordinating a switch from the company's old software to Microsoft AX 2012. The person I am replacing had 6 months of training/learning on me. I was thrown head first into it. I was chosen because they thought it would suit me despite having no IT background. Right now my head is full, naturally when you are told 100 things at once you remember, what, 4 of them?
    Anyway I think I'll get it once I grasp the basics. But I am so not used to sitting in meetings all day. I left yesterday with a headache, sore eyes, and a state of tiredness and weariness almost as if I'd actually did manual labor all day.
    "I felt bad because I couldn't wheelie; until I met a man with no bicycle"

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    Wow, so the person you're replacing........they didn't leave on account of a nervous breakdown hopefully?? Did you know this was coming?

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    It's the MAN, getting back at you for taking your life back.

    Keep working hard, learning lots and leaving at 4!
    “Some truths are eternal, you can’t go high on a prop!” - BBC Commentator, France @ England 6 Nations Rugby. 02/26/2011

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    I'm learning lots though
    "I felt bad because I couldn't wheelie; until I met a man with no bicycle"

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    That was my big mid-career transition - put 17 years of process engineering behind me and went into computing.

    It's possible to shine, just apply your engineering skills to everything. A systematic approach is often sorely lacking in IT.
    You'd be better off with a netbook, they do everything better.

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    As I'm finding out, so is common sense.
    "I felt bad because I couldn't wheelie; until I met a man with no bicycle"

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    As I'm finding out, so is common sense.
    Word!

    IT decisions are too important to be left to the wireheads.
    "When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking."

    (Sir) Arthur Conan Doyle. Scientific American, January 18, 1896

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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    I left yesterday with a headache, sore eyes, and a state of tiredness and weariness almost as if I'd actually did manual labor all day.
    The most tiring jobs in the world are the mental ones.
    Building wheels tires my hands out but nothing gives you that full body tired like mental stress.

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