Farewell

  • Thomas Abraham

    SSChampion

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    Steve Jones - SSC Editor (5/30/2014)


    Thomas Abraham (5/30/2014)


    If you are afraid of taking time away from work (using words like 'nervous' and 'scary'), perhaps you derive too much of your own sense of worth from your job? Just a suggestion.

    Quite possibly.

    I think it's a bit of concern as this has been my responsibility for a decade. To be fair, I also have struggled with being away from my wife and kids for any length of time. I think I'm just a "routine" person that craves familiarity

    I think many technical folks fall into that mode. What seems obsessive to normal folks, is just the comfort of a routine to a mind that runs too well for it's own good sometimes. (Speaking for myself here.)

    I'll likely get in trouble for this, but men seem to derive too much self-esteem from their jobs, and women (in general, there are exceptions, please don't slap me too hard) tend to derive too much self-esteem from how well their children are doing - which, in a more chauvinist era would have been construed as their job.

    At any rate, this was more a comment on how people in general, and I'm guilty here too, tend to get their sense of who they are from what they do. Sorry if this drifted a bit too philosophical.

    Enjoy your sabbatical Steve!

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  • Revenant

    SSC-Forever

    Points: 42467

    I am green with envy - I have not had one in decades.

    Have a great time, Steve!

  • SQLRNNR

    SSC Guru

    Points: 281252

    Steve Jones - SSC Editor (5/30/2014)


    SQLRNNR (5/29/2014)


    Have some fun and enjoy the opportunity.

    On the side, will you be back June 14th or July 14th?

    July, slight slip. I will be at SQL Sat Louisville on Jun 21.

    In the UK that week, so not really back FT at the site until Jul 21

    We'll see you in Louisville for SQLSat.

    Jason...AKA CirqueDeSQLeil
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  • Bob Abernethy

    SSCommitted

    Points: 1946

    I hope your sabbatical turns out to be all you hoped it would be, Steve -- and then some!

  • BigAl

    SSC Veteran

    Points: 259

    Steve: Hi! Always enjoy the content on your site, and as others have mentioned here, time to unplug for a bit! Make sure to enjoy a pint or two whilst in the UK!

  • Steve Jones - SSC Editor

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    Thanks, Al, and I'm sure I'll have a pint or three.

  • Jeff Moden

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    Steve Jones - SSC Editor (5/30/2014)


    david.gugg (5/30/2014)


    Be sure to spend at least one day doing nothing but fishing!

    LOL, it only takes me 2 min to pick out a tuna steak at Safeway.

    BWAAA-HAAAA!!!! Fishing trips aren't for fishing... you're supposed to go on a beer drinking trip and you call it a fishing trip if you catch fish or the wife asks where you went :w00t:... and... if you catch fish, throw them back so you don't have to clean them. By the time you get home, the tuna steak will be thawed out and ready to grill. 🙂

    Have fun, ol' friend.

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  • Hemantgiri S. Goswami

    SSC-Addicted

    Points: 430

    Best luck Steve, and we'll be waiting for your come back.

    Regards

    Hemantgiri

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  • call.copse

    SSCoach

    Points: 17237

    Steve Jones - SSC Editor (5/30/2014)


    Gary Varga (5/30/2014)


    Good luck Steve. I really hope you get out of it something worthwhile whether or not it was what you intended.

    PS Are you just a secret soccer fan and just watching the World Cup? (That's football to the rest of us!!!)

    Football starts in August

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/schedule/_/name/den/denver-broncos

    You could try out the real thing? There's plenty of your compatriots breaking out of the grid irons 😉

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/worldcup2014/article-2594976/USA-fans-snap-150-000-tickets-World-Cup-Aussies-bought-English.html

  • Gary Varga

    SSC Guru

    Points: 82166

    call.copse (6/2/2014)


    Steve Jones - SSC Editor (5/30/2014)


    Gary Varga (5/30/2014)


    Good luck Steve. I really hope you get out of it something worthwhile whether or not it was what you intended.

    PS Are you just a secret soccer fan and just watching the World Cup? (That's football to the rest of us!!!)

    Football starts in August

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/schedule/_/name/den/denver-broncos

    You could try out the real thing? There's plenty of your compatriots breaking out of the grid irons 😉

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/worldcup2014/article-2594976/USA-fans-snap-150-000-tickets-World-Cup-Aussies-bought-English.html

    To be fair to the absent Steve he did play Rugby League.

    Gaz

    -- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!

  • Skanker

    Hall of Fame

    Points: 3059

    Have fun and enjoy!!

    The world cup starts soon so I wish I could take time off to watch more. :hehe:

  • esimpson

    Newbie

    Points: 6

    Dude! I totally get that.....same here. Do your best to really understand the meaning of Sabbatical!

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