How many here make their living in IT?

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  1. SweenJM

    SweenJM Master Guru

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    Just out of curiosity. I have always found it good to know all the techs i can (in any field, really). I work for myself as a network admin/slave and I do PC stuff of all flavors. I am blessed with colleagues that have different specialties than my own (which is definitely networks) as it allows several boneyards to pick from and other workshops to use if needed. Anyways, I want to here from the Guru3d crowd who is out there getting their computer hustle on? I am sure it has been asked before, but hey, it makes for interesting conversation.
     
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    I work as a software dev.
     
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    Here Mate. Its all I ever did.
     
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    I got out. I'm happier now.
     
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    I am on the verge to get certified and dig deeper in IT or start a bussines somehow related to IT.
    I am at the crossroads, and still undecided. All guys I know in IT they earn big bucks, but live miserable lives.(no offense)
    I think that money matters, but quality of life and stay away from stress matters more.
    Now, I fix computer and troubleshoot systems.
     
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    1) Mainframe assembler, Fortran, PL/1.
    2) Pascal (TurboPascal from Borland), C (QuickC from Microsoft), Basic (QuickBasic from Microsoft), x86 assembler (TASM from Borland, MASM from Microsoft), Clipper (first contact with databases).
    3) C++ (VisualStudio 6,2010 from Microsoft), VisualBasic for Applications (you know from who), various SQL (sporadically).
    4) C# (VisualStudio 2012, 2015, 2017 from Microsoft), PowerShell, PostgreSql.
     
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    I do software dev. Almost had a sick job at Amazon but couldn't land the final round interview a few weeks ago :(
     
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    Used to be Application Developer (C++ / Java / SAP Abap), now it's more along the lines of solution expert. Basically did everything that needs to be done from concepts, data analysis, programming, testing, support.
     
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    Typical IT guy here aka Active Directory password reset dude.

    It's a thankless job. You only hear from people when things are down and they're angry or in a rush. The 24/7 nature of it is the worst part. Count me in with being miserable at times.
     
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    I partially disagree. As a BOFH I can tell you nothing gets you more respect than doing backups of their critical files. "OH! Nice project files you have here. Would be a shame if something happens to it while I do the backup, right? How long did you work on this? MONTHS you say ... hmmm must be important I guess. But out of PURE curiosity ... How long would you need to get to this point if something ... *dramatic pause* ... happened to those files?"

    You will get your coffee very morning. From HR. Straight to your desk. Waiting for you 2 minutes before your shift starts. :D
     
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    The thing that really got to me is having the same customers make the same mistakes forever, no matter how you tried to teach them otherwise. I did sales/repair/service for a number of years. Somehow, some people just can't pick up on cues when it comes to computers. If you're doing service work it's great having repeat business, but it wears on the soul quite a bit, as you will never feel like you've accomplished anything. The other side for me was field work, which again paid well but I had to go to ridiculous lengths sometimes just to get to the location (one time I got paid for 3 hours' work plus travel for flipping a switch, simply because it took so long to get clearance into the equipment room). Also the hours were horrible.

    I don't know what my career will be in the future, but I'm currently delivering pizza in a nice neighborhood, which pays surprisingly well for unskilled labor, and I'm a happy guy now. Everyone is happy to see me when I show up. Dogs and kids just lose their minds.
     
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    I do and have done so for 20 years, at least. However, I now do it as a consultant or contractor and I have no longer been in retail (ack) for at least a year now.
     
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    I went to college for management of information systems. Got about 2 months of that and then drugs and alcohol happened and I dropped out.

    Now I work in the agriculture industry, but I often wonder what my life would have been like if I had stayed in college.

    PS: I love my current job and am drug and alcohol free now so it didn't turn out too bad.
     
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    I heavily suspect that i'd be happier aswell if i got out...
     
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