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#61 dipsylalapo

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 13:07

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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Posted 08 January 2013 - 13:07

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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Posted 08 January 2013 - 15:30

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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Posted 08 January 2013 - 15:42

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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Posted 08 January 2013 - 15:51

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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Posted 08 January 2013 - 16:02

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.

#67 SMELTN

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 16:13

I work in IT because I love Technology.

#68 RandyC

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 16:18

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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Posted 08 January 2013 - 16:27

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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Posted 08 January 2013 - 16:28

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

#71 Jips

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 16:37

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

#72 Arpit

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 16:53

NO (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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Posted 08 January 2013 - 19:52

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


Not many of us could afford the cut.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 20:05

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?


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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Posted 08 January 2013 - 20:21

Not many of us could afford the cut.


Absolutely! It is tough times for everyone right now.