A couple of months ago I made the decision to resign from my job so I could go back to school again and get myself a bachelors degree in computer science and perhaps after that a master degree. After talking it through with my boss (I’ve been working fulltime for almost 4 years now) we came to the agreement that instead of resigning I could keep working for the company based on a zero-hour contract.
Meaning that in my spare time, and if time allows it e.g. studying for exams, I can work on some client or internal projects. Aside from that I’ll still be providing maintenance services for the webservers we’re running. That way the company can keep providing its services to its customers and I still get a little bit of income to pay my bills and stuff like that.
Other bonuses should include the companies annual Christmas dinner party and working from home. Which I both like, and the latter probably most. And being a student again means having lots of school vacations as well.
So, going back to school after working 4+ years is going to be quite a change and maybe a challenge as well. We’ll see. I’m super excited and curious about what the future will bring. One could say this is my biggest change (goal even) for 2011!