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  1. bob_dvb

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    Many of you may know me from DS and Hummy. I am Bob from Humax and I thought I would share this extract from my blog as news:

    Dear Readers,

    I know I have neglected this blog and website for some time, but now is probably an opportunity to use this page to explain myself in more than 140 characters.

    Four years ago I was a moderately disgruntled Senior Lecturer at Ravensbourne College, I was referred to speak to a head hunter by a friend on the basis of my broad experience and knowledge. As a result of two interviews I was able to obtain the position of Chief Technologist at Humax Electronics in the UK. Humax is one of the top five manufacturers of set-top boxes in the world and the UK's top manufacturer of digital television recorders. This role has seen me drink a great deal, socialise a great deal and most importantly it has seen me gain a great deal of knowledge about a sector which I had very little experience of; in addition it is perhaps worth saying that as a broadcast engineer by training I had very little appreciation for this industry which I now see differently. I have a better understanding of commercial issues as a result of my work with my colleagues and most especially my boss, Graham North, who is among one of the most respected people in the business.

    Now, four years have passed and it is time to move on. It is not for me to explain here the motivations for my moving on, but I have opportunities that I can follow. I hope I can reveal further details about my mysterious new employer once I have started but for now I must concentrate on doing the best for Humax until I leave.

    I will miss my colleagues, I will miss my work and the opportunities that it brings to meet new and interesting people. But as one door closes another one opens and I have little doubt that I will meet many of those that I know again because this is a small business.

    Yours,

    Bob

    | Wed 16 Mar 2011 10:17:31 #1 |
  2. Barry

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    Bob - Welcome to the Forum

    Thank you for sharing that with us, and I wish you every success in the future.

    | Wed 16 Mar 2011 10:19:12 #2 |
  3. bob_dvb

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    Thanks Barry,

    I must also thank you for your support and help. It is my feeling that you are an important part of the way Humax operates even if you are not an employee!

    | Wed 16 Mar 2011 11:37:42 #3 |
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    Wotan

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    Now's your chance Barry, ask him about that pay rise..............

    Best of luck Bob, let's hope that Humax continue to keep an eye on all these Humax forums

    Gerry

    | Wed 16 Mar 2011 11:48:38 #4 |
  5. grahamlthompson

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    Bob the very best wishes in your new career move. I hope you will continue to post on your considerable knowledge of Humax products from the point of view of an outsider. :-).

    Graham

    | Wed 16 Mar 2011 12:22:30 #5 |
  6. aldaweb

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    Bob, I echo the sentiments of previous posters here and wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

    | Wed 16 Mar 2011 13:04:49 #6 |
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    raydon

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    Sorry to see you go Bob, best of luck in your new enterprise. I hope your successor will continue with your legacy in keeping Hummy users as well informed as you have done in the past.

    | Wed 16 Mar 2011 16:27:15 #7 |
  8. savvy

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    Bob, I'd like to add my good wishes for your new role, and just say I admired all your stoicism in the face of adversity on certain other forums.

    | Wed 16 Mar 2011 18:15:48 #8 |
  9. bob_dvb

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    http://www.orbit.me.uk/Blogs/Wandering-round-in-fields-of-idiots/returning-to-humax.html

    Well, I am back! I don't think anyone expected it, but I feel it is mutually beneficial for Humax and myself to work together.

    See you around!

    Bob

    | Mon 6 Jun 2011 14:19:35 #9 |
  10. grahamlthompson

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    The prodigals return

    Bob so nice to have you back, hopefully we will see a few postings now and again

    Best regards

    Graham

    | Mon 6 Jun 2011 14:46:28 #10 |

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