Monday, March 20, 2006

Onwards and Upwards!

It's all change from now on, well from the 10th April actually.

I'll be moving on from my current employer to undertake an exciting new role as a consultant, for a firm that specialises in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing.

It's an exciting opportunity for me and I'm looking forward to a new challenge in a new area.

For those of you who regularly Blog surf, you may know of my new boss, his name is Mark Rittman.
The company I will be working for is SolstonePlus.

Although I will be moving on from 'Newbie Status', I will still keep the Blog going as I think that Newbie resources are pretty much unexplored and still very much needed.

One thing I will be sharing with you all is the mentoring process that I will go through in my new role, in the hope that you too can learn from it.

So please join me in celebrating and raising a toast to the future!


Blogger Mark said...

Lisa, make sure you don't forget the "New Starter Tradition", in that you have to bring us all cakes in on the Monday and take us all out for a drink at lunchtime ;-)

Looking forward to you joining us,


Monday, March 20, 2006 12:30:00 pm  
Blogger Pete_S said...

Buying cake and drinks is the one think that stopped me applying to work for Mark ;)

Good luck, Lisa and enjoy the new job.

(and don't fall for tradition, cons

Monday, March 20, 2006 1:30:00 pm  
Blogger Lisa said...

Mark said...
you have to bring us all cakes in on the Monday and take us all out for a drink at lunchtime ;-)

That's OK with me, I assume I can claim it on expenses?

Monday, March 20, 2006 2:18:00 pm  
Blogger Mark said...

Yes, but don't tell the boss...

Monday, March 20, 2006 2:27:00 pm  
Blogger Lisa said...

We'll just keep it between ourselves then.

See you for cakes and beer on the 10th...

Monday, March 20, 2006 3:08:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

moving to Bristol as well? bit of a hike from newcastle

Monday, March 20, 2006 5:07:00 pm  
Blogger Robert Vollman said...

Working for Mark - that ought to be fun!

What a coincidence that you, me and Lewis all changed jobs in the same week. Must be something in the air these days.

Good luck!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:10:00 pm  
Blogger Daniel Fink said...


I think we need to talk. Lisa is rather dangerous around liquids (and is known to be brutal to those who try to politely correct her manners). I hate to think what she would do with cakes (of course, I am thinking of the American versions that are large with great amounts of sticky icing).

Dan 'Sippy Cup' Fink

P.S. You've hired a great gal...even if we do tease her unmercifully.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:17:00 pm  
Blogger Thomas Kyte said...

Brutal ain't the word for it Dan.

And to think, I still politely introduced her at the UKOUG. It could have been such a payback.

Maybe next time.

Lisa - good luck with this ;)

Friday, March 24, 2006 3:33:00 pm  
Blogger Lisa said...

Anonymous said...

moving to Bristol as well?

Not quite, Solstone are based in Brighton.

But I'll be based from home anyway so it just means lots of travelling!

Friday, March 24, 2006 3:45:00 pm  
Blogger Lisa said...

I can't believe both Dan and Tom have both used the word 'brutal' to describe me!

I'm harmless, really!

Friday, March 24, 2006 3:49:00 pm  
Blogger Daniel Fink said...

I suppose Tom and I could post a test case to demonstrate the more than kind use of the word brutal...

Monday, March 27, 2006 4:25:00 pm  
Anonymous Harry said...

Cakes and a drink at lunch... the UK sounds some traditional and formal. In the US, it's beer and pizza at 9 in the morning!

But congrats on the new job!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 4:59:00 pm  
Anonymous Lee Robertson said...

Well done Lisa. Show then Southerners how to handle a drink (but be careful not to spill it) ;-)

Best of Luck but I know you will not need that. Maybe bump into each other "daaarn saarf" for a cocktail or two.



Wednesday, April 05, 2006 11:39:00 am  
Blogger Pete_S said...

Happy new job!

Make sure that Mark buys the beer and cakes...

Monday, April 10, 2006 10:58:00 am  

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