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(08-21-2014 07:08 AM)Onto Wrote:  
(08-21-2014 05:19 AM)americanInEurope Wrote:  ...the ability to make serious money, the only way to go about this is to freelance. Freelancing gives you the ability to travel, take as much time off as you want, work anywhere you want

Any idea what kind of skills are needed to get those gigs which allow 100% telecommuting?

You see more software engineering (programmer) type jobs that are 100% telecommute than you see of anything else in IT. Get good at programming languages. Those guys also command good salaries...usually in the six figure range or $60/hr+ range.

Just to explain a little further, when I say freelance I don't mean those odesk or elance websites. I mean actually hitting the job boards, applying like you would normally, and when they ask you to sign your life away for a permanent role, tell them you strictly want CONTRACT. 1099, W2, corp-to-corp contracts. You can go as deep as you want with this, from W2 which gives you all the benefits of a normal employee but only short term, to 1099 which means you get ALL your money up front and it's up to you to sort out taxes and shit. Corp-to-Corp is a little different but similar to 1099.

America is where you go to make money. Overseas is where you go to live your life.
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(07-22-2014 10:07 AM)Kaii Wrote:  Have any of you been in this situation? How did you handle it?

I really just want to feel free.

Yes I used to be in your exact situation (IT contractor for big investment banks).

I quit, decided leave my cubicle dwelling existence behind forever, travelled and lived all around the world for several years (including one around the world trip which took took 2 years and 3 months), wrote a book and became a asexual revolutionary.

I like my new job much better.
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I used to work in IT and I totally hated the antisocial nature of the work so I simply quit. This was a number of years ago.

I spent my time on following my passions and self improvement. Looking back, right now, I don't have the money I would of had, had I stayed in IT. But that is no worries. In a few years I will have caught up financially doing what I want to do rather then something I totally dislike.

I don't do 9 to 5 but recently had to catch a train early in the morning with the commuters. The train was packed like a tin of sardines and it was total misery. I had to laugh and thank my lucky stars I had left the rat race behind.
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(08-21-2014 08:22 PM)Heathree Wrote:  I used to work in IT and I totally hated the antisocial nature of the work so I simply quit. This was a number of years ago.

I spent my time on following my passions and self improvement. Looking back, right now, I don't have the money I would of had, had I stayed in IT. But that is no worries. In a few years I will have caught up financially doing what I want to do rather then something I totally dislike.

I don't do 9 to 5 but recently had to catch a train early in the morning with the commuters. The train was packed like a tin of sardines and it was total misery. I had to laugh and thank my lucky stars I had left the rat race behind.

So what do you do now?

I agree the most depressing aspect of the rat race for me has always been the commute aspect. I've been lucky that I have been able to move within a 10 min commute to my office so there is no morning rat race.
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I made a vow many years that I would never drive more than a half hour one way to work. Anybody who commutes for longer than this is crazy. Commuting is a lifesuck.
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For me the most depressing part of work has always been the people and the office politics. The actual work was fun and easy, and there's always ways to avoid actually having to drive a shitty commute (public transit, carpool, etc). The hard part was dealing with gossip and politics and clicks and passive aggressive bitches (male and female). The constant judging and testing and prodding and probing and whispering and challenging that comes with being 1) younger than everyone else, 2) a different race than everyone else, 3) the only network guy in a shop full of server guys, 4) the only contractor in a shop full of permanent guys, or 5) a single guy in an office full of miserable married people, is so daunting that you end up spending most of your time worrying about who not to piss off just to keep your job than you do the actual nuts and bolts of the job. You end up preparing for the next "challenge" or mind-fuck from an old grizzled miserable married guy, instead of preparing for work so you can do your job, to prove your worth to a bunch of assholes in a shop who think you don't deserve to be here anyway. You can sway one or two, but there's always a handful that just refuse to believe you actually have talent, and those people will constantly make your life shit because they will publicly and privately challenge every decision you make. And every mistake you make is being recorded. Forget what they say about it being ok to make mistakes or ask questions. Every stupid question or mistake is ammunition for guys that don't want you to be there. Eventually I got good enough to where they can't challenge me anymore, because I've been in the game for a while and can cut them pieces with actual fact and experience, but it leaves a mark for sure. My earlier career wasn't enjoyable at all. Just the little moments with me and the network gear. Sad but true. In a way it's kind of hazing I guess. Hazing without the camaraderie and sense of brotherhood that comes after you make it through. After you make it through, the most you can expect to get is a friend invite on LinkedIn with a message fondly reminiscing about the good 'ol days. Fuck that and fuck them.

I hear you guys, leaving the rat race to pursue your dreams. But I have a certain standard of living that I've become accustomed to. Especially traveling and being an international player...I don't wanna travel broke and I really enjoy being able to buy what I want and live in nice apartments when I travel. Like I tell my European friends, it's not the money I actually like, it's the freedom that money buys you. For us American guys, we are so lucky to be from a country with so many job opportunities, especially in IT. Shit, we can work remotely, work contracts half the year, or permanent, or anything in between, for high six figs. The jobs are endless and plentiful. There are so many different ways to skin that cat, you should be able to find one that works for you. This isn't Hungary or Congo, where you're extremely limited on what choices you have.

If you think that the only possible job you can do is a permanent one you're doing it wrong. If you think that your only options are the rat race or not working at all, you're not thinking outside the box. It's easier than you think to set yourself up with disposable IT cash and free time to travel/bang.

America is where you go to make money. Overseas is where you go to live your life.
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(08-22-2014 04:31 AM)americanInEurope Wrote:  For us American guys, we are so lucky to be from a country with so many job opportunities, especially in IT. Shit, we can work remotely, work contracts half the year, or permanent, or anything in between, for high six figs. The jobs are endless and plentiful. There are so many different ways to skin that cat, you should be able to find one that works for you. This isn't Hungary or Congo, where you're extremely limited on what choices you have.

If you think that the only possible job you can do is a permanent one you're doing it wrong. If you think that your only options are the rat race or not working at all, you're not thinking outside the box. It's easier than you think to set yourself up with disposable IT cash and free time to travel/bang.

High six figs? If you don't mind me asking what kind of rates are you going for? Not sure where in Europe you are based, for network related roles i've seen in Belgium, Netherlands and some parts of Germany seem to top out at 700-800 euros per day.
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(08-22-2014 05:04 AM)Brisey Wrote:  
(08-22-2014 04:31 AM)americanInEurope Wrote:  For us American guys, we are so lucky to be from a country with so many job opportunities, especially in IT. Shit, we can work remotely, work contracts half the year, or permanent, or anything in between, for high six figs. The jobs are endless and plentiful. There are so many different ways to skin that cat, you should be able to find one that works for you. This isn't Hungary or Congo, where you're extremely limited on what choices you have.

If you think that the only possible job you can do is a permanent one you're doing it wrong. If you think that your only options are the rat race or not working at all, you're not thinking outside the box. It's easier than you think to set yourself up with disposable IT cash and free time to travel/bang.

High six figs? If you don't mind me asking what kind of rates are you going for? Not sure where in Europe you are based, for network related roles i've seen in Belgium, Netherlands and some parts of Germany seem to top out at 700-800 euros per day.

I'm based in Berlin now, and high six figures is a pipe dream here even for senior architects. I'm mostly talking about the US, where $70 - $90 per hour is possible for a CCNP/CCIE level architect. Plus, depending on the state, the taxes are WAY lower. In Germany I pay about 43%, whereas in Florida I would pay no more than 30%.

A best case scenario for a very high level architect would be: $90/hr * 80 hours bi-weekly (most places pay 26 times a year) = $7,200 per pay check MINUS tax (30% estimate for a tax free state like FL) = $5,040 per pay check after tax. $5,040 * 26 pay checks = $131,000 take home (+/- $3000 for anything I missed for FICA). Half that for a 6 month contract. This isn't including overtime or any deal you work out for time and a half for weekend work. My state has taxes but it's not that bad. The most I pay is 33%.

Before you start to salivate at the mouth, remember this is for HIGH level engineer positions. This is sort of something you want to work up to, not expect right off the bat. Now if you get a contract like that, you have to go in and kick ass. You have to ace the interview and instantly come in and make a difference. A guy just starting out (but has certs) will probably pull somewhere between $35 - $50/hr depending on how good they are at negotiating. I think the point I'm getting at here is to maximize your potential guys. If you're young and single, take some risks.

America is where you go to make money. Overseas is where you go to live your life.
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(08-21-2014 08:45 PM)The Wire Wrote:  
(08-21-2014 08:22 PM)Heathree Wrote:  I used to work in IT and I totally hated the antisocial nature of the work so I simply quit. This was a number of years ago.

I spent my time on following my passions and self improvement. Looking back, right now, I don't have the money I would of had, had I stayed in IT. But that is no worries. In a few years I will have caught up financially doing what I want to do rather then something I totally dislike.

I don't do 9 to 5 but recently had to catch a train early in the morning with the commuters. The train was packed like a tin of sardines and it was total misery. I had to laugh and thank my lucky stars I had left the rat race behind.

So what do you do now?

I agree the most depressing aspect of the rat race for me has always been the commute aspect. I've been lucky that I have been able to move within a 10 min commute to my office so there is no morning rat race.

I run my own business. I can't say it makes a fortune (in fact it made a loss last year) but with the skills developed over time, it can make money in the future.

I left it behind to do self employed sales where I was free to work the hours I wished and lots of autonomy.
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(08-22-2014 04:31 AM)americanInEurope Wrote:  For me the most depressing part of work has always been the people and the office politics. The actual work was fun and easy, and there's always ways to avoid actually having to drive a shitty commute (public transit, carpool, etc). The hard part was dealing with gossip and politics and clicks and passive aggressive bitches (male and female). The constant judging and testing and prodding and probing and whispering and challenging that comes with being 1) younger than everyone else, 2) a different race than everyone else, 3) the only network guy in a shop full of server guys, 4) the only contractor in a shop full of permanent guys, or 5) a single guy in an office full of miserable married people, is so daunting that you end up spending most of your time worrying about who not to piss off just to keep your job than you do the actual nuts and bolts of the job. You end up preparing for the next "challenge" or mind-fuck from an old grizzled miserable married guy, instead of preparing for work so you can do your job, to prove your worth to a bunch of assholes in a shop who think you don't deserve to be here anyway.

And this is always the bullshit that either makes you or breaks you. I'll add that I've been a non-military guy in a company with a bunch of ex-military assholes.

But politics is good and bad only in relation to how much people like or don't like their jobs. If people like their jobs, they will tend to like the people.

In my current situation, I work a different shift from most people. I was dumb enough to think I could handle this. I can't handle it because it creates an extra barrier to getting things done.

Quote: Forget what they say about it being ok to make mistakes or ask questions. Every stupid question or mistake is ammunition for guys that don't want you to be there. Eventually I got good enough to where they can't challenge me anymore, because I've been in the game for a while and can cut them pieces with actual fact and experience, but it leaves a mark for sure.

I've never gotten to place where I do respectable IT work.
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(08-21-2014 09:20 AM)americanInEurope Wrote:  Just to explain a little further, when I say freelance I don't mean those odesk or elance websites. I mean actually hitting the job boards, applying like you would normally, and when they ask you to sign your life away for a permanent role, tell them you strictly want CONTRACT. 1099, W2, corp-to-corp contracts. You can go as deep as you want with this, from W2 which gives you all the benefits of a normal employee but only short term, to 1099 which means you get ALL your money up front and it's up to you to sort out taxes and shit. Corp-to-Corp is a little different but similar to 1099.

That is interesting. Are there any disadvantages to doing that? For example, can you still take advantage of the company 401k match?. I'm just wondering why more people don't do that. Also, are most companies open to this idea?
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(08-24-2014 02:26 PM)one-two Wrote:  
(08-21-2014 09:20 AM)americanInEurope Wrote:  Just to explain a little further, when I say freelance I don't mean those odesk or elance websites. I mean actually hitting the job boards, applying like you would normally, and when they ask you to sign your life away for a permanent role, tell them you strictly want CONTRACT. 1099, W2, corp-to-corp contracts. You can go as deep as you want with this, from W2 which gives you all the benefits of a normal employee but only short term, to 1099 which means you get ALL your money up front and it's up to you to sort out taxes and shit. Corp-to-Corp is a little different but similar to 1099.

That is interesting. Are there any disadvantages to doing that? For example, can you still take advantage of the company 401k match?. I'm just wondering why more people don't do that. Also, are most companies open to this idea?

Most companies are not open to people working remotely, at least for what I do. You basically have to either develop an in-demand skill that will allow it to happen, or find a company that's having a hard time attracting top talent for less money, and then offer yourself as a telecommuter. Another avenue would be to get yourself into an onsite position where you are really needed and there is no backup, then tell them you have decided to travel but will be happy to telecommute. That's a toin-coss to what they will do.

AmericanInEurope's approach to going through all the steps of the interview process to getting an offer and then pulling out the surprise telecommuting demand is interesting. I would like to know if anyone has successfully done this also.

Could work if you've wowed them enough. Of course that's also dependent on you being local to come in for the onsite interview, unless you just pull it after the phone screen.
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(08-21-2014 07:08 AM)Onto Wrote:  
(08-21-2014 05:19 AM)americanInEurope Wrote:  ...the ability to make serious money, the only way to go about this is to freelance. Freelancing gives you the ability to travel, take as much time off as you want, work anywhere you want

Any idea what kind of skills are needed to get those gigs which allow 100% telecommuting?

Communications. Biggest challenge with telecommuting is being able to trust that people are getting things done. "Don't go dark" is the #1 rule. You have to make sure your boss knows what you're doing and that you're demonstrating progress, because nothing frustrates a manager more than having no idea what your staff is doing.

(08-24-2014 03:40 PM)Onto Wrote:  Most companies are not open to people working remotely, at least for what I do (Test Automaton).

I disagree here. The company I work for has their automation in India, and it works well because devs can get their stuff done during the day and then the Indians beat on it overnight, and the US guys wake up in the morning with a list of defects or things to look at. Totally depends on each company. I think it's more about the company's style.

Have a look at https://weworkremotely.com/, if you're into IT & telecommuting, that's an excellent starting point for your job hunt.
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(08-25-2014 01:23 PM)RockHard Wrote:  
(08-24-2014 03:40 PM)Onto Wrote:  Most companies are not open to people working remotely, at least for what I do (Test Automaton).

I disagree here. The company I work for has their automation in India, and it works well because devs can get their stuff done during the day and then the Indians beat on it overnight, and the US guys wake up in the morning with a list of defects or things to look at. Totally depends on each company. I think it's more about the company's style.

Is using an offshore team an example of telecommuting in this case though?

The telecommuting debate is interesting being that a certain theory leads to the thought that if you can telecommute a position then why doesn't a company just offshore it for a fraction of the price? In many cases they obviously do but the biggest issue i've seen is still a communication barrier to an extent between offshore and a U.S. teams. If everyone from China, India and Pakistan had their first language as English there would a ton more people out of a job and I think the language barrier is still the leading cause amount of incompetency.

Most companies aren't really looking for telecommuters from what i've seen. But as said earlier the best way to get a telecommuter position in a company that doesn't do much of it is to make yourself so valuable that it wouldn't make sense not to let you do it if you forced the issue.
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^ If you ever worked closely with a team on a sizable codebase that involves keeping a close eye on source control and builds then not being able to quickly resolve things in person with your team can be brutal. Add on language barriers to things that need precision an it adds more time.
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(08-25-2014 01:23 PM)RockHard Wrote:  
(08-21-2014 07:08 AM)Onto Wrote:  
(08-21-2014 05:19 AM)americanInEurope Wrote:  ...the ability to make serious money, the only way to go about this is to freelance. Freelancing gives you the ability to travel, take as much time off as you want, work anywhere you want

Any idea what kind of skills are needed to get those gigs which allow 100% telecommuting?

Communications. Biggest challenge with telecommuting is being able to trust that people are getting things done. "Don't go dark" is the #1 rule. You have to make sure your boss knows what you're doing and that you're demonstrating progress, because nothing frustrates a manager more than having no idea what your staff is doing.

(08-24-2014 03:40 PM)Onto Wrote:  Most companies are not open to people working remotely, at least for what I do (Test Automaton).

I disagree here. The company I work for has their automation in India, and it works well because devs can get their stuff done during the day and then the Indians beat on it overnight, and the US guys wake up in the morning with a list of defects or things to look at. Totally depends on each company. I think it's more about the company's style.

Have a look at https://weworkremotely.com/, if you're into IT & telecommuting, that's an excellent starting point for your job hunt.

I hear what your saying. If they let people in India telecommute, why can't I? I think the answer is I won't work for $4/hr.

Also those guys in India are often part of a whole outsource project. Infosys may charge a US client $18/hr per person for the bulk rate and then pays the workers $4/hr.

I'm guessing at these numbers, but I may not be far off. This is my last week at work and then off to travel the word, so after a month or so of R&R I am going to really try and find a telecommuting gig that pays a minimum of $60k/year. That's the goal anyways.
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Quote:In many cases they obviously do but the biggest issue i've seen is still a communication barrier to an extent between offshore and a U.S. teams. If everyone from China, India and Pakistan had their first language as English there would a ton more people out of a job and I think the language barrier is still the leading cause amount of incompetency.

You're right that it's a communication issue, but the language barrier is only a part of the problem. It's the cultural divide that's the real killer.

We don't realize how much of smooth and effective communication is founded on shared values, beliefs, and ways of doing things.
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All,

This is a great thread, thanks for keeping it alive. I know we talked about a PM list. However, in checking the CP, there isn't a way you can mass PM people at a time (mods let me know if there is a way).

In the sprit of keeping this alive (we have an awesome number of IT folks here), I am going to start a new thread.

In the new thread, we can all share our skills, location, avaiable for contact, etc (just an example). I think it will really people connect with other IT folks who share our philoshpy. Plus, I really love the idea of our community getting better jobs/income between each other Smile

I'll update this thread again once the new one is created.

Thank you all!

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(08-24-2014 03:40 PM)Onto Wrote:  
(08-24-2014 02:26 PM)one-two Wrote:  
(08-21-2014 09:20 AM)americanInEurope Wrote:  Just to explain a little further, when I say freelance I don't mean those odesk or elance websites. I mean actually hitting the job boards, applying like you would normally, and when they ask you to sign your life away for a permanent role, tell them you strictly want CONTRACT. 1099, W2, corp-to-corp contracts. You can go as deep as you want with this, from W2 which gives you all the benefits of a normal employee but only short term, to 1099 which means you get ALL your money up front and it's up to you to sort out taxes and shit. Corp-to-Corp is a little different but similar to 1099.

That is interesting. Are there any disadvantages to doing that? For example, can you still take advantage of the company 401k match?. I'm just wondering why more people don't do that. Also, are most companies open to this idea?

Most companies are not open to people working remotely, at least for what I do (Test Automaton). You basically have to either develop an in-demand skill that will allow it to happen, or find a company that's having a hard time attracting top talent for less money, and then offer yourself as a telecommuter. Another avenue would be to get yourself into an onsite position where you are really needed and there is no backup, then tell them you have decided to travel but will be happy to telecommute. That's a toin-coss to what they will do.

AmericanInEurope's approach to going through all the steps of the interview process to getting an offer and then pulling out the surprise telecommuting demand is interesting. I would like to know if anyone has successfully done this also.

Could work if you've wowed them enough. Of course that's also dependent on you being local to come in for the onsite interview, unless you just pull it after the phone screen.

Actually I'm just talking about contracts. Working there, in the office, but only for 9-12 months. After your contract ends, you leave. You don't go permanent. You just leave and work a new contract somewhere else, or extend by another few months. Your choice. It makes your resume look sketchy, but I get a lot of work this way.

You can also work remote positions, but you're right, they pay less. Software engineers work remotely a lot. But it could be an option if you want to live in a cheap country like Hungary and still get a salary from back home. You'll just have to work US hours.

America is where you go to make money. Overseas is where you go to live your life.
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RE: I hate the corporate world, especially in IT
Bumping this Thread because this news just sux:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/...graduates/

By NEIL MUNRO - 10 Jul 2019

GOP legislators (140) voted for a bill drafted by business groups and Democrats which provides a green card giveaway to 300,000 Indian contract workers and dramatically increases the incentives for more Indian graduates to take college graduate jobs in the United States.
The 365- to-65 vote means the bill moves to the Senate, where GOP Senators are pushing a matching giveaway bill which is backed by Democrat Senator and presidential hopeful, Sen. Kamala Harris. Only 57 of 197 GOP legislators — and only eight Democrats — present voted against the giveaway.

The GOP’s House leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, voted for the giveaway to Indian outsourcing workers.

The bill also helps U.S. real-estate investors by extending the green-card giveaway to the Chinese leaders who use the EB-5 program to buy green cards for their families.

The Senate’s version of the bill was halted in late June when Sen. Rand Paul blocked a “unanimous consent” maneuver by GOP Utah Sen. Mike Lee. But Paul may switch his vote, allowing Lee to repeat his “unanimous consent” maneuver. Lee is backed by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who chairs the Senate’s judiciary committee.

Business groups touted the win before the vote. Via Twitter, Andrew Moriarty, deputy director of federal policy at Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us advocacy group compared the HR.1044 “country caps” bill to the Democrats’ DACA-amnesty bill:

This is a very important bipartisan effort that we strongly support… If this passes, it will join the Dream and Promise Act as two pieces of commonsense but CRUCIAL immigration legislation passed by the House this year, waiting only for a vote in the Senate.

The Department of Homeland Security finally announced its opposition to the Senate’s version — S.386 — of the legislation, shortly before the House voted for the giveaway to Indian contract-workers and their U.S. employers:

The Department of Homeland Security does not support S. 386. The bill would do nothing to move the current employer-sponsored system toward a more merit-based system. The adverse effect on immigrant visa wait times for nationals of countries currently with lesser demand would be an obstacle to any potential plan to promote or increase immigration from countries who immigrants present reduced risk, such as Visa Waiver Program countries, or any other class of countries which the Administration may desire to provide preferential treatment (e.g., countries with which the U.S. has negotiated favorable trade deals).

The statement was signed by Joseph Joh, Assistant Director and Senior Adviser for the Office of Legislative Affairs at DHS.

Joh’s letter may become irrelevant if business lobbies persuade top White House aides and President Donald Trump to accept the green-card bill as a variety of “merit-based immigration.”

White House officials may also argue the bill has nothing to do with immigration and amnesties, but only deals with visa workers who are supposedly needed by high-tech companies. In practice, there is no shortage of high tech workers– only a shortage of CEOs and investors willing to spend the money needed to hire some of the many American professionals employed at other companies.

Click on the link to read the full extent of this anti-American Tech Worker treachery...

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/...graduates/

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RE: I hate the corporate world, especially in IT
IT in a corporate setting sucks, it is given no respect. As others have posted, it's a cost centre in a business context and so will always be under pressure. All the resources and attention a business are allocated to revenue and profit making opportunities. You're always expected to do more with less. Capital will flow to licences and hardware upgrades rather than staff and you will just need to learn it without help.

IT is largely process driven, it changes quickly and you're meant to know everything, while others in the business remain ignorant.

From a former IT guy that did a business degree and got out.
07-13-2019 05:36 AM
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