Re: Career Advice
there is money in IT if you're good at it.
that aside, if you like IT then it can be a lot of fun...
being THE IT guy can be a little scary, but at least you know that you're going to learn a lot having to deal with the problems that are thrown up.
but also it can be a lot of fun.
I was the IT guy at a small software house in a previous job. it was daunting. I mean one minute I'd be pottering along doing something I'd know inside out, the next a new job would come in and suddenly you have to be an expert at a whole new field of IT and start giving advice to people.
this can be fun. and a great learning experiance.
but it can also be a lot of stress and hassle.
(I just wrote a large nostalgic post about all the techs I had to learn over the years, but then thought better of it and deleted it)...
what I will say is this:
if you are the 1 and only admin, you'll be forced to learn and trouble shoot problems that you may not otherwise face.
you'll learn to hold your own as the users are whinging on at you. and you'll become very proficient at doing your job.
at the very least if you do it well it'll be an enourmous stepping stone to another job perhaps as a part of a team so there is less pressure.
but it can be very stressful at times.
I didn’t fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian…
Im sick of people saying 'dont waste paper'. If trees wanted to live, they'd all carry guns.
"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; The inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."