I have over 8 years experience in j2EE and EAI. I am a techical architect and expertise in Websphere EAI tools (MQ, Message Broker, Process Server etc).
I joined this company in UK a few months ago. Company paid a lot of money as initial settlement and joining bonus with a catch that i need to stay with them for atleast 1 year. I was recruited to help them with their integration statergy and start integrating different applications using a new Websphere integration product. The job profile looked very attractive and i took it (i had other offers too).
Last week, i was told that the management has decided to shelve the integration project for this year (i am not going into the reasons). Ther are no other projects which need my skills. Inspite of my strong technical background and willingness to work, i have almost nothing to work on. I am ending up doing things that i really dont enjoy doing.
The company is very good, decent money and facilities, it has a very good name in the market.
I really cannot afford to pay that money back to the company and leave. Same time, i can't let this happen to my career (its funny but i am already loosing touch with a lot of things).
Was any one of you in this situation...how did you get out of it??
You're very lucky. You get to go create your own opportunity. Talk to people, see what. You describe this company as having good facilities, cash, and brand name, so they surely can't rest on their laurels forever. There are other projects which can benefit from your talents, you and they need to go and find them.
Mark Herschberg, author of The Career Toolkit
It is a common experience with many of the professionals that they end up in situations where they are in a job that is not to their liking and hence it results in inherent job dissatisfaction. You have a rich work experience and you want a job that matches your skills, background and experience so it is quite understood that you feel demoralized and demotivated. I have seen that situations change in companies overnight. I would advise you to exercise patience. Since the company has offered you a good joining bonus provided you stick to the company for one year so you must continue in the present position for one year. If things don't change in the gap of one year then you have the option to seek a new job that matches your skills and experience elsewhere.
Hi Rames Can I ask you a question regarding WebSphere Process Server's BPEL and Human Task? If I have a SCA module implemented as a BPEL that invokes another SCA moudle implemented as a human task or an action inside the BPEL represented by a human task, how can I retrieve the task ID for that human task(obtain the task ID from some kind of direct return, I dont want to use HumanTaskManager API's query methods to retrieve a list of task IDs) when the human task is invoked in the BPEL because I need to store that task ID in another database and then use the HumanTaskManager API to directly claim and complete that human task
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