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10 reasons for quitting (or not returning to) IT

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10 reasons for quitting (or not returning to) IT

Post by sparky on Thu May 23, 2013 7:48 pm

How true...

Takeaway: There are a lot of upsides to working in IT — but depending on your situation, you might find yourself considering other career options. Jack Wallen describes a few factors that could be the last straw for some IT pros.

Raise your hand if you’ve nearly quit your job on at least a few occasions. Go on. You don’t have to be shy. We all know that IT is one of the more stressful careers you can choose. And unfortunately, universities don’t teach you coping mechanisms for getting through the days/weeks/months that can turn into long years. Let’s take a look at a few reasons you might decide to leave that beloved career in IT.


http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10things/10-reasons-for-quitting-it/2316?tag=nl.e099&s_cid=e099&ttag=e099

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Re: 10 reasons for quitting (or not returning to) IT

Post by elvis44102 on Sun May 26, 2013 7:08 pm

i just had a contract with a windows 7 migration/rollout.

my user got flustered trying to simply logon to the Domain...

I had her call her help desk for a reset, while i called my help desk...

My Boss then called me and asked why i was "outside" talking on the phone...

This was ALL outside scripted protocol for the rollout. However the "problem" was solved 20 minutes before my help desk called me about the problem ticket...

I had a near hysterical user satisfied, however my work record reflected a call to company headquarters for "making phone calls outside the building"

The user was at first highly upset and i really wanted to convey that information in private...

I was told i handled the situation in an admirable fashion, however this all took extra time as well.

in order to qualify for a BONUS for the project the parent company was to get NO comlaints......this was a complaint and disqualified me from a bonus.....

and on the other hand some users are satisfied with quite a few "minor issues" as they know those issues do not detract form job performance

Do you really want me to look into why you cant connect to Facebook any more maam?

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Re: 10 reasons for quitting (or not returning to) IT

Post by jmainframe on Mon May 27, 2013 3:29 am

Great you were able to satisfy the user, but sad that your boss and company were so anal about the way you went about solving the problem. Just goes to show you, no good deed goes unpunished!

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Re: 10 reasons for quitting (or not returning to) IT

Post by elvis44102 on Mon May 27, 2013 12:23 pm

jmainframe wrote:Great you were able to satisfy the user, but sad that your boss and company were so anal about the way you went about solving the problem. Just goes to show you, no good deed goes unpunished!

The way the rules are/were layed down at the begining, you just KNOW somebody is going to call, so the "bonus" was never seriously considered when taking the contract.

I have almost always given users satisfied service, i am never in a hurry, its not my nature....


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Re: 10 reasons for quitting (or not returning to) IT

Post by sparky on Mon May 27, 2013 5:38 pm

Elvis, this is too bad. If I can ask, why were you on with the help desk before the user completed the call to have the id reset?

Hang in there!

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Re: 10 reasons for quitting (or not returning to) IT

Post by elvis44102 on Mon May 27, 2013 5:46 pm

because i am supposed to call my help desk but we had been backlogged for awhile....

i took a guess that her help desk would not be so back logged, as i want to fix the issue the fastest way possible..

i was actully in the middle of doing other work at the same time as well

i had not obseverd her actully log in i was guessing, also it was like a race for my own amusment to see who would respond first...

(i will usually go toget lengths to avoid help desk, as i am onsite, and experience has taught me they have no other suggestions than i do)

however i do need there help for a reset...

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Re: 10 reasons for quitting (or not returning to) IT

Post by sparky on Tue May 28, 2013 3:36 pm

Thanks Elvis. Very unfortunate. As you said there really was no way to win. The goofballs will always find something.

Take care.

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Re: 10 reasons for quitting (or not returning to) IT

Post by nishasharma1490 on Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:39 am

very true guyz...

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