I used to work for ArgoNet, a small ISP in Chichester, but when they started doing stuff with mobile phones almost everyone was moved over to the new ArgoGroup parent company set up to exploit this new technology. However, I didn't much like it stuck out in the wilderness of Surrey and used the knowledge of WAP development I'd gained to get jobs in London. These proved even more boring than the ArgoGroup gig (and let's face it, WAP? Great idea, not), so I managed to get around the "no rehires" rules and work for the ArgoNet ISP I started at, but as a contractor. Six months later the company was sold and I ended up with a proper
job. However, a few years passed and I decided to move back to the land of
my forebears, and I'm currently working in Nottingham.
Working at an ISP is great fun, because there's always something new to do. Design web pages one day, write Perl code the next, learn all about security another. And free Internet access all day :) The moral of the story then is that money isn't everything, it's all about being happy. But hey, you gotta try these things, right?