tim_s, on 08 January 2013 - 15:30, said:
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.