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I left my previous work for various reason, and for contract work.
In case it's not like that in your country let it be know that, work contract in Australia is paid by the hour or day (in my case), you have no holiday or sick day but it pays a lot (a big lot) more.
And it has a fixed length which tends to extends (I imagine).
Well I started with a (risky) 3 month contract. Which turned into 6 months.. and then, just yesterday.. indefinite! yeah!
On the downside I can't entirely enjoy the crap ton of money because I am also suffering from a toxic mortgage in Darwin! But I can breath from the pressure it exerted!
Remember: Before you spend ALL of that money you will need to pay Tax,
and ATO aren't big on, "but I spent it all, can you give me a bit of time." (They'll give you a LITTLE bit of time, not much, and may add interest.)
Also get into a habit of asking for and keeping receipts for everything everywhere.
(you may want to start keying them into a spreadsheet right away, or if you got AccPac/MYOB key them into that - both good for GST returns too. Nothing is worse than hitting tax return time and having coles/woolies shopping bags full of receipts to add up.)
I think it may be some sort of record - it was on the largest liquidation ever spanning dozens of countries and jurisdictions - all of this without the Internet or email ( this did play a part in the latter stages )
We can’t stop here, this is bat country - Hunter S Thompson RIP
So I'm still working on my "new idea" MVC5 prototype, and part of our system is a configurable alert system where we can create an alert message to be displayed on a given page (the old system was ASP.Net webforms).
There are a lot of gyrations needed to make this work in the current system, but my setup is all handled through a coupe of session vars and a base View class. I use a partial view to render the alerts, which uses a static helper method to format the html.
The only thing the programmer has to do is get the alert info into the database (and we have a content manager app for that), and there is no additional coding needed to make it work.
The template currently provides registration, login, user assuming (where we can assume a given user's identity to try to duplicate an issue), environment indicators, login history, user profile management, and now alert handling functionality. Pretty much all the devs will have to do (after using the template to generate the initial project) is add some identifying images, the app's content, and the supporting database infrastructure (that can be re-used from the existing database).
This is my first "paid-to-do-it" MVC project.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013