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#91
22 Frags +

we get it u fuckers are unemployed

we get it u fuckers are unemployed
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#92
match.tf
17 Frags +

I was stuck with a lot of the shittiest programming jobs in my place for almost 5 years. 2 months back I got a job offer from a massive ass software company I applied to at the beginning of the summer. I never could have imagined a company would care for me enough to pay for my relocation over 6.5k km away from my town and offer me a job with the salary almost 3 fucking times as much as I used to have.
It was a nightmare of a relocation: selling everything I have including my car, apartment, all the tech stuff I've accumulated over many years in less than 2 weeks. But now I'm here, finally able to play TF2 with ping less than 120 and never having a spare hour to play it.

Can't say that it was just TF2 that has gotten me into web development, but I can for sure say that I have learned a shitload of things working on various hobby projects for this videogame. Thank u videogame, those 8 years aren't wasted for nothing.

I was stuck with a lot of the shittiest programming jobs in my place for almost 5 years. 2 months back I got a job offer from a massive ass software company I applied to at the beginning of the summer. I never could have imagined a company would care for me enough to pay for my relocation over 6.5k km away from my town and offer me a job with the salary almost 3 fucking times as much as I used to have.
It was a nightmare of a relocation: selling everything I have including my car, apartment, all the tech stuff I've accumulated over many years in less than 2 weeks. But now I'm here, finally able to play TF2 with ping less than 120 and never having a spare hour to play it.

Can't say that it was just TF2 that has gotten me into web development, but I can for sure say that I have learned a shitload of things working on various hobby projects for this videogame. Thank u videogame, those 8 years aren't wasted for nothing.
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#93
9 Frags +

^^^ making me feel weird about my interviews for my first full-stack position this week.

But that's what I'm looking to do. Was a supervisor for a logistics company doing pretty well for myself up until the start of August but I joined a coding school that has a really good success rate. I'm two weeks from finishing that out, but have got about 9 interviews this week. Wish me luck!

^^^ making me feel weird about my interviews for my first full-stack position this week.

But that's what I'm looking to do. Was a supervisor for a logistics company doing pretty well for myself up until the start of August but I joined a coding school that has a really good success rate. I'm two weeks from finishing that out, but have got about 9 interviews this week. Wish me luck!
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#94
12 Frags +

For anyone in the US who's looking for an IT career I 100% recommend avoiding Telecoms. Having worked at one and knowing several people in that industry it's safe to say you don't want to do it unless you're a masochist for work.

List of the primary gripes I've experienced or I know a lot of other people experience.

  • US customer service "standards" are fucked. Quite often you will get customer who will bitch hard enough that you will get told by management or corporate to do things you normally get told to "never" do. As an added bonus if you do it enough Management and/or Corporate will bitch at you for doing it.
  • This ties into customer service point, but the Telecom and Cable industry is the lowest customer satisfaction industries to be in. This commonly means if you get in touch with a customer (business or residential) odds are fairly good you will get someone who hates you just by association, and have fun with that call or in person meeting when you're expected to give top notch customer service.
  • You will become aware of customers with issues that they rightfully complain about, but you can't do anything about it and the only solution requires better hardware near that customer and may take YEARS to actually get "fixed". "Fixed" as in nothing is technically wrong but the only solution is say a closer DSL cabinet for speed or waiting for Fiber. As a worse tie-in it may be an apartment complex where the owner refuses to repair/replace internal wiring that they own...
  • Damn near everyone (including coworkers) you talk to who comes to you with an issue knows next to jack shit and are reluctant to do anything for themselves. Just imagine trying to explain anything IT related to someone who hates computers, or only knows how to use a smart phone, or is elderly and rarely uses a computer.
  • On-call is an utter nightmare as you will get calls about everything, from internal hardware or software issues or businesses and occasionally insistent residential users at any moment.
  • Most companies in the US that have night-shifts pay more at night. However if you have to work a maintenance at say 12am to 5am you get paid the same as if it was 12PM to 5PM (at least this was true for me and everyone I talked to). To top that off if you're hourly for pay it's a massive pain in the ass to get hours in if you work several maintenances a week unless you go in with sub 6 hours of sleep later that same day.
  • Telling friends and especially neighbors who you work for always leads to people complaining to you about everything your company does most of which you have 0 part in.
  • Unless you become a supervisor or plan on staying with a company for ~10 years expect to have a job title that makes it sound like you're entry-level at best and probably do mostly helpdesk or low-level installation (even if you don't and have Associate/Professional level certifications)

I can say there is 1 big upside (that may not be true for particularly large Telecom/Cable companies) that's also a downside in that you have to be capable of being a System Admin, Network Admin, Server Admin as well as helpdesk Tier 2+ so it's decent to get some experience in but is also really stressful as you pretty much have to do everything. On top of that if you do try to find a new job almost no other company will believe you did all of those things unless you got certifications for each individual thing.

-edit

Here's an example of an email I got.

ENDUSERI need to get the [REDACTED PROGRAM NAME] set up on [REDACTED]’s computer she is going to be a back up would, she is out of office today - can we get this set up tomorrow have a file ready to download

All of that text was in the subject line with a blank body field.

For anyone in the US who's looking for an IT career I 100% recommend avoiding Telecoms. Having worked at one and knowing several people in that industry it's safe to say you don't want to do it unless you're a masochist for work.

List of the primary gripes I've experienced or I know a lot of other people experience.

[list]
[*] US customer service "standards" are fucked. Quite often you will get customer who will bitch hard enough that you will get told by management or corporate to do things you normally get told to "never" do. As an added bonus if you do it enough Management and/or Corporate will bitch at you for doing it.
[*] This ties into customer service point, but the Telecom and Cable industry is [url=https://www.forbes.com/sites/blakemorgan/2018/10/16/top-5-most-hated-industries-by-customers/]the lowest customer satisfaction[/url] industries to be in. This commonly means if you get in touch with a customer (business or residential) odds are fairly good you will get someone who hates you just by association, and have fun with that call or in person meeting when you're expected to give top notch customer service.
[*] You will become aware of customers with issues that they rightfully complain about, but you can't do anything about it and the only solution requires better hardware near that customer and may take YEARS to actually get "fixed". "Fixed" as in nothing is technically wrong but the only solution is say a closer DSL cabinet for speed or waiting for Fiber. As a worse tie-in it may be an apartment complex where the owner refuses to repair/replace internal wiring that they own...
[*] Damn near everyone (including coworkers) you talk to who comes to you with an issue knows next to jack shit and are reluctant to do anything for themselves. Just imagine trying to explain anything IT related to someone who hates computers, or only knows how to use a smart phone, or is elderly and rarely uses a computer.
[*] On-call is an utter nightmare as you will get calls about everything, from internal hardware or software issues or businesses and occasionally insistent residential users at any moment.
[*] Most companies in the US that have night-shifts pay more at night. However if you have to work a maintenance at say 12am to 5am you get paid the same as if it was 12PM to 5PM (at least this was true for me and everyone I talked to). To top that off if you're hourly for pay it's a massive pain in the ass to get hours in if you work several maintenances a week unless you go in with sub 6 hours of sleep later that same day.
[*] Telling friends and especially neighbors who you work for always leads to people complaining to you about everything your company does most of which you have 0 part in.
[*] Unless you become a supervisor or plan on staying with a company for ~10 years expect to have a job title that makes it sound like you're entry-level at best and probably do mostly helpdesk or low-level installation (even if you don't and have Associate/Professional level certifications)
[/list]

I can say there is 1 big upside (that may not be true for particularly large Telecom/Cable companies) that's also a downside in that you have to be capable of being a System Admin, Network Admin, Server Admin as well as helpdesk Tier 2+ so it's decent to get some experience in but is also really stressful as you pretty much have to do everything. On top of that if you do try to find a new job almost no other company will believe you did all of those things unless you got certifications for each individual thing.

-edit

Here's an example of an email I got.
[quote=ENDUSER]I need to get the [REDACTED PROGRAM NAME] set up on [REDACTED]’s computer she is going to be a back up would, she is out of office today - can we get this set up tomorrow have a file ready to download[/quote]

All of that text was in the subject line with a blank body field.
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#95
1 Frags +

my job as an international sales manager allows me to make on average 3 times my city's median pay while at the same time leaving me without any social life, hobbies or free time in general

my job as an international sales manager allows me to make on average 3 times my city's median pay while at the same time leaving me without any social life, hobbies or free time in general
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#96
0 Frags +

graphic artist, I work at home. you should hit me up, I like drawing websites and having someone cut them up in dreamweaver and making a nice little thing,

graphic artist, I work at home. you should hit me up, I like drawing websites and having someone cut them up in dreamweaver and making a nice little thing,
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#97
1 Frags +
1jayyOvernight Receptionist/Security Cameraman at a senior living home

40 hours a week, 3 12 hour shifts and 1 4 hour shift

pretty easy, my job consists of basic clerical work & menu preparing & cloth folding for the morning. i usually bring in a yoga mat to do stretches/sleep during downtime and the majority of my shift is spent doing college work or reading books.

i also play tf2 and officials at the front desk

Heals are at the front desk.

[quote=1jayy]Overnight Receptionist/Security Cameraman at a senior living home

40 hours a week, 3 12 hour shifts and 1 4 hour shift

pretty easy, my job consists of basic clerical work & menu preparing & cloth folding for the morning. i usually bring in a yoga mat to do stretches/sleep during downtime and the majority of my shift is spent doing college work or reading books.

i also play tf2 and officials at the front desk[/quote]

Heals are at the front desk.
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#98
1 Frags +
SpadesBeen doing unarmed guard work for a year and a half, but recently got hired as a teller at my local credit union. They're awesome to bank with and work with; still training but it's likely I get bumped to full time hours once I pass my teller exam soon :)

Just passed my teller test today and got my full time schedule for November B)

[quote=Spades]Been doing unarmed guard work for a year and a half, but recently got hired as a teller at my local credit union. They're awesome to bank with and work with; still training but it's likely I get bumped to full time hours once I pass my teller exam soon :)[/quote]
Just passed my teller test today and got my full time schedule for November B)
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#99
6 Frags +

Being in the navy kind of sucks
There are a lot of benefits once I get out but for now I’m not exactly thrilled with the control it has on my life

Being in the navy kind of sucks
There are a lot of benefits once I get out but for now I’m not exactly thrilled with the control it has on my life
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#100
5 Frags +

Software Engineer, took a break from work to finish ny last semester of school just so I could get the piece of paper in december that you don't even really need in this field nowadays. Otherwise I work under short contracts--it's really cool because I'm passionate about software in general and love the processes involved with the entire thing, I get to travel a lot to new places with these contracts and I get to meet some really cool people and companies. I even worked under contract for a company that works with nuclear stuff. Was pretty cool to be a part of the largest nuclear facility in the world (by net output)! Pay is also really nice, but even if it were average I'd still love it. Being softeng means you dont just code monkey for massive hours at a time, so my eyes are pretty happy for not staring at a computer screen that long.

Lots to dislike though. Moving all the time is stressful (makes wanting a pet a lot harder), I got a dud or two (and I'm young so I'm sure there is more to come), and adapting to new technologies and business schemes can be both fun and challenging. I also realized something over my experiences--no matter what job, no matter who, no matter where, there will always be a ton of people who are so dramatic in the work place that experiencing drama is inevitable. But that's just people in general, it was a lot more obvious when I've hovered between a bunch of different workplaces

Software Engineer, took a break from work to finish ny last semester of school just so I could get the piece of paper in december that you don't even really need in this field nowadays. Otherwise I work under short contracts--it's really cool because I'm passionate about software in general and love the processes involved with the entire thing, I get to travel a lot to new places with these contracts and I get to meet some really cool people and companies. I even worked under contract for a company that works with nuclear stuff. Was pretty cool to be a part of the largest nuclear facility in the world (by net output)! Pay is also really nice, but even if it were average I'd still love it. Being softeng means you dont just code monkey for massive hours at a time, so my eyes are pretty happy for not staring at a computer screen that long.

Lots to dislike though. Moving all the time is stressful (makes wanting a pet a lot harder), I got a dud or two (and I'm young so I'm sure there is more to come), and adapting to new technologies and business schemes can be both fun and challenging. I also realized something over my experiences--no matter what job, no matter who, no matter where, there will always be a ton of people who are so dramatic in the work place that experiencing drama is inevitable. But that's just people in general, it was a lot more obvious when I've hovered between a bunch of different workplaces
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