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Yes & yes. (I'm a programmer)

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Yes and Yes!!!

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Yes, I work in IT. Assistant Director of IS.

Yes, I enjoy the IT field in general. But sometimes, after spending 9 hours a day on the stuff, the last thing i want to do when i get home is see a PC!

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Soon, studying software development and really hoping to go do Java or Android development at a company I like very much in Lund (Sweden) in a few years... Perhaps an internship there.

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yes and yes. 23 years - 13 years as ICT Operations Manager

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I used to work in an IT field, but dealing with the stupidity of end users really drained me mentally so I left that job. I will always love technology and electronics though, they cannot kill that for me

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Like most of the users who answered here, Yes and Yes. Been doing this for the last 10 years and will continue to.

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yes, and yes.

business intelligence developer/consultant

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My Job is called "IT Specialist" yet I work on Ground to Air Radar and Radio systems, with Airfield Navigational Aids thrown in.

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Yes and Yes

I've been in IT and worked for plenty of companies who would put you off working in IT ever again

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Yes and yes. I've been working in IT for a year now (so a newbie to the field) but love it so far.

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A: Yes (Degree in computer programming, working as a software developer for the financial services industry currently)
B: Yes :)

This needs to be a poll!

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It is interesting, a small minority of you mentioned that you work in IT but dislike the environment or left IT to pursue another field due to the lack of enjoyment. I was recently talking to a Software engineer of a well known firm that has helped many products today. Does not seem odd except at the time he was producing a quote for custom servers - I am sure at a hefty pay-cut to what he was doing now.

I asked him, "Why did you leave <company>? Most people would be proud in that position", in-which he replied, "Because, the company was a horrible place to work and I never wanted to be in that situation again and now I have a job which has me being social and helping people in IT"

I wonder how many people would take a pay cut in-order to find a more enjoyable job with the same work loads?

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I took a paycut for a job I love and have risen steadily in the organization where I work. I think if you do something you love you in an environment you love of course you will get promoted because you will demonstrate genuine passion. Short term loss definitely worth it!
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Yes & yes for me too

I started in IT back in 2001 and since then have worked in a few IT helpdesk jobs.
the latest I worked in I moved up from Help desk level 2 to Level 3 IT security, Prod operations for backups of SAP file restores and on to where I am now as semi lead of a 8 member group in Collab infrastructure dealing with backend servers, sharepoint, crm, mobile technologies and much more.

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Yes I work in IT. I'm an IT Contractor / Consultant working on Server Infastructure design (Hyper-V mainly)
and Yes I also love technology.

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I work in IT because I love Technology.

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Yes (most of the time) and Yes

Studied Computer Science back at uni and since then I have taken a management post grad qualification and have ended up as a freelance management consultant. This job takes me into many areas of a business - not just IT.

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Yes, (around 20 yrs, off and on) and Yes (since the Sinclair ZX80!)
No degrees, no schooling, just learned on my own. Currently on an extended contract swapping out computer systems for a group that doesn't seem to know what they are doing (means job security for me, I guess)

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Yes and yes. Network administrator for a small group of companies in the SE of England.

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Yes & Yes. I am the companies Systems Manager across 6 sites. Main focus SQL and other DB related stuff, but if it has a lead and plug, falls under my control

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[b]NO[/b] (i think i'm the first one so far lol) - tried computer science in univ but realized early on that i couldn't do it even if my life depended on it. studied math/business/finance then got an accounting designation...work as a financial analyst moving to corporate affairs (investor relations and other stuff) soon

and yes...love reading about new tech/gadgets/news/industry...been here since the days of XP betas :)

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[quote name='tim_s' timestamp='1357659017' post='595440274']
I wonder how many people would take a pay cut in-order to find a more enjoyable job with the same work loads?
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Not many of us could afford the cut.

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[quote name='tim_s' timestamp='1357659017' post='595440274'] It is interesting, a small minority of you mentioned that you work in IT but dislike the environment or left IT to pursue another field due to the lack of enjoyment. I was recently talking to a Software engineer of a well known firm that has helped many products today. Does not seem odd except at the time he was producing a quote for custom servers - I am sure at a hefty pay-cut to what he was doing now. I asked him, "Why did you leave ? Most people would be proud in that position", in-which he replied, "Because, the company was a horrible place to work and I never wanted to be in that situation again and now I have a job which has me being social and helping people in IT" I wonder how many people would take a pay cut in-order to find a more enjoyable job with the same work loads? [/quote]

before this job i used to work in a great environment; i had the freedom to improve new skills, testing new expensive software / hardware and making my job and my co-workers a better one (due to tasks automatization) and it certainly had the passion; in this job all the workforce initiative is cutted, we are badly paid and there's a lousy work environment. The problem is this crappy economy, where the next job proposal is even worse (an example: well know enterprises asking lots of certs/training, more than 5 years of experience, at least a Masters degree and only paying minimum wage - LOL) so changing jobs now it's very complicated. Still i have a couple of projects that i would like to start, so who knows, maybe i have the next big idea but I'm, like allot of people in my country, stuck in a job that I can't get out of here.

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[quote name='Growled' timestamp='1357674740' post='595440970']
Not many of us could afford the cut.
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Absolutely! It is tough times for everyone right now.

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