Being IT professionals mean that:
1- You are required to come up with the most “creative” solutions for the most ghastly situations that arise @ work..
2- You are required to pet and console each and every employee of their squirmy complaints when dealing with technical mumbo jumbo and tell them “it happens to everyone” when it REALLY DOES NOT..
3- You require daily doses of botox injections to permanently fix a smile on your face when on the inside you are screaming your inner guts out..
4- You are always required to know the gazillion *new* technologies that come out each and every day..
5- You are required to instill the importance of maintaining data integrity and consistency in ppl who feel indignant when the IT bloke @ work stresses on why data cannot be manipulated as THEY see fit..
6- And most of all You are required to remain SANE throughout the day!!
Gotta get back to work now!! :D
almost every IT person i meet, hates their jobs…
i shud chuck away the idea of bein IT person dhn.
but nice post
BTW plx bring ur sis back to bloggin. i miss her posts a lot.
cuz ppl expect IT ppl to perform miracles and transform the “ugly duckling” into the beautiful “swan”..
In other words they expect the IT bloke to be able to make sense of everything they have messed up and have been messing up from the beginning of time itself :s
that does make our jobs pretty hard to “like”
mode.. i will surely pass on your message to mi sis..
she would be gald to hear from a fan of her blog :D
u’re right… hehe.. all ppl care about is getting it fixed right away.. doesn’t matter if it’s a single fella in IT..
i love my profession… never hated it… it’s hard to keep up with new technology… cheers!
@bulhaa…actually most ppl in IT don’t hate their jobs…they hate the ppl they hve to deal with…
I think most of the IT guys hate their jobs because the parent proxies sometimes give page unreachable error, even though the A records are available in the DNS.
Thus making our jobs hard.
yah elk am totally with u..
I too dont hate my profession..
designing something that works flawlessly can be rewarding..
but dealing with ppl..
thats the biggest headache of all :S
perhaps IT guys were never meant to deal with people. That’s why they’re IT, not PR :)
velvette storme, u just might be onto something ;)