Jonathen Winterburn was
appointed Dial-a-Cab’s Network Administrator –
giving him responsibility for our website among
other things - around four months ago. So Call Sign
took the opportunity to ask him how DaC compared to
other companies that use developed technology…
When I came for the interview for the role of Network Administrator at Dial-a-Cab, I thought I’d be applying for a job within a company that would be one of two things; either an enormous, faceless corporation where one sinks into oblivion or a tiny two-man operation with no future. The reason for this preconception is due simply to the fact that in this day and age, the majority of IT professionals find themselves stuck in one of the two scenarios with no way out, continually jumping from one to the other. The old saying is true: "Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom." My preconceptions quickly dissipated during the interview and I felt that if I was offered the job, I might well have finally found the ‘right job’ that everyone is seeking. Imagine my surprise when I was called on my mobile phone before I was even half way home to say I’d been offered the job!
Prior to joining Dial-a-Cab, I have worked as an IT professional for the past seven years and during that time, have been employed by a major IT corporation as well as a medium-sized IT college. In both situations, my skills were largely unnoticed; consequently I was underused to the detriment of my respective employers and to my own frustration. My experience of the IT world during this time had jaded, as had my attitude towards the ‘wonderful IT opportunities’ that those dodgy sales adverts try to make us believe are readily available to us should we buy their dated training courses.
Joining Dial-a-Cab was by far the best career choice I have made. This company is neither an enormous, faceless, uncaring corporation, nor is it a two-man show. It has proved itself to be a strong, sharp contender in the business market and a reputable employer. How many companies do you know of where the
Life@Dial-a-Cab: A Techie’s Opinion
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actively encouraged and supported by my superiors. Hard work is rewarded and appreciated. All that most of us want is to be thanked every now and then, especially when we do our best for our employer – and Dial-a-Cab appreciates its staff. My manager supports me and I know I can rely on him for backup as well as guidance. There is a clear chain of command, with each level of the ladder supporting that beneath it. This kind of pyramidal design makes the company an indestructible force and a serious threat to its competitors. This is why Dial-a-Cab has lasted for 50 years and will easily last another 50 years, whereas so many companies nowadays come and go.
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