IT anons - Would you still go into IT?

For the anons browsing this board that got into IT, not coding/development/etc, but good old fashioned systems administration/tech support/etc. Would you do it again? Assuming you could go back and do it all over? I'm debating on whether to make my hobby (IT) a career, or finally use my Bachelors (chemistry) and get into something safe like waste water treatment.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Frick no. I'm not IT but anything computer related in current year is gay as frick.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >only IT anons
      >I am not IT
      israelitechod

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'm sure your experience resetting boomer passwords all day will be wildly different

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I work in IT and make a shitload of money and work from home doing absolutely frick all, but IT is gay as frick.

      Also you sound young and definitely moronic so a word of advice, don't make your hobby into a job; the moment it becomes work, it won't be a hobby anymore.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >only IT anons
      >I am not IT
      israelitechod

      I'm sure your experience resetting boomer passwords all day will be wildly different

      same poster btw

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        no it isn't. I'm OP (made thread at an ungodly hour), slept then started my wagie job. just got back home.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. I hate my job sometimes but the next best thing would just be free money and no work. I get to work from home, I'm not micromanaged, I make more than enough to live on (not quite enough to save for retirement)... it could be much worse.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I want literally anything white-collar
    I am not lifting a single box in my 30s.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm office fauna and I carry up to the second floor those 20 kg print paper boxes when they arrive, and I'm almost 50 years old. And I'm a morbidly obese frick, I'm sure you can do better.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    kinda fell into it, interned, offered a full time, took a couple of gap years from uni to do the full time
    have an ok amount of savings now, it's been an interesting ride but I think I'll dip out soon to go back to school
    the work is easy generally but people skills mean a lot in support
    I was forced into a position where I had to deal with the C suites recently and that kinda sucks
    kind of a problem for small companies/small department
    how you dress & act is the "face of the department" which goes into pointless office politics nonsense
    I'd give it a try for sure if you can get a good work from home job
    having a backup career is a good idea in current year
    you can get a IT job in a company adjacent to your other career and play it off as relevant experience too

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If I could go back I would probably pursue film editing or something, but no I wouldn't want to get back to working in IT

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Was looking to get into IT and was curious (stupid question): how do you even know what apps your company uses? I just sign in with my work email to stuff, how does IT know what I've signed into?
    Also how do you track costs? Some software is crazy expensive

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >how does IT know what I've signed into?
      They don't. Well, there are SIEMs for that, it's unlikely that anyone cares enough to glare into their reports every day.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Was looking to get into IT and was curious (stupid question): how do you even know what apps your company uses? I just sign in with my work email to stuff, how does IT know what I've signed into?
        Also how do you track costs? Some software is crazy expensive

        I can just look at your browser history. It's literally saved directly to your profile on the computer and online. Don't do anything weird and no one will even look.

  7. 1 month ago
    iToddler

    No. Your best bet is to abandon IT. Best of luck.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nice kot

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw went into software dev and basically turned into an admin and code janitor
    at least the pay is good. would probably do it again.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm working as a network technician at a small ISP, it's a mix of tech support for customers, network administration, physical network maintenance, etc. Pay isn't great but it is laid back work. Definitely more interesting than being a codemonkey.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    idk, probably assuming I went military again and got a clearance. Only thing I'd probably do differently is do an IT job in the military, although idk artillery was pretty neat.

    If I had to be a civilian the whole time, no way. Way to hard to break into the good jobs without a clearance or connections. So much fricking shit is outsourced to pajeets that it's insanely difficult to get entry level experience. I work in the civilian side now and so much of tier I and II shit is outsourced to India it's not funny.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I LOVE THIS pic--genius

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I actually never googled the RFC in it until now, and it's an actual standard lmao
        https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc2322

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm too stupid to do interesting stuff with IT so help desk/some system admin is my limit. what else am I going to do, lift boxes up and put them down?

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    that is a cute funny kitty

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If your job is all you have, no.
    If your job is just a means to an end for money, yes.
    Have hobbies outside of tech, and find a remote job if possible.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do something else … like what? The options besides IT homeoffice are inhale toxic fumes, break your back or deal with normies all day. Pathetic.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    not any more, no. everything good about it is gone and corporate america has become absolutely horrible. you're better off doing lawn car business.

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