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is IT services really good field ?





saravana
hi all,

Working for an IT services company is really boring task ?
i have heard people saying that Job satisfaction is the biggest thing that is lacking in IT services company...
is it really required Question
Winterborne
Put it this way... A career is something that you will more than likely be doing for the rest of your life (until retirement). Do you really want to be dissatisfied with what your doing for that long? It's not a good thing if your not. My dad use to always say, "I should have done this..." or "I wish I had gone to school for that instead..." He was content with his job, but not incredibly happy with it. I have a quote I found that put on all my emails:

"You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play." - Warren Beatty

This requires that you like your job alot. The Internship I currently have is working on a website for a local newspaper and making ads for the site (and paper ads occasionally). I love it, and I can't tell whether what I'm doing is work or play. Success... maybe. Or maybe it's job satisfaction. Maybe they are the same thing?

Anyway, my advise to you is to ask around. People in that field can give you a good idea of what the daily grind is like. Ask them things about what they do from the time they get up in the morning until the time they come home. Sometimes a few questions about home life are helpful.

I'm currently going into IT - Multimedia, followed by a Bachelor's in Game Design. More than once have I been told that when game designers are trying to meet a deadline, they will sleep in cots at the office when their not working, and then roll out of those cots and get back to work. I've also heard it's a thankless job sometimes, though the job condition regulations are getting better. That hasn't turned me away from the fact that I want to go into this field, and my husband doesn't seem to mind too much about these quirks either. He believes if I really want to do it, I should. I believe that if something like that won't turn you off of your career choice, then there's a pretty good chance you will enjoy your job.
Scorpio
Yes
cloudship
if you like techniques and find details interesting and can never stop learning news things, you can maybe try it.

but if you are only curious about it, please stay as a hobbier.

A famous word, only crankies can survive in the IT world.
WebSiteGuru
cloudship wrote:
if you like techniques and find details interesting and can never stop learning news things, you can maybe try it.

but if you are only curious about it, please stay as a hobbier.

A famous word, only crankies can survive in the IT world.


You dont have to be crankies to suvive in the IT world. Been there done it, and still am. If you are considering becoming an IT Professional. Look deep inside yourself, and ask these words.


    Do I like to work on computer?
    Do I like to sit in front of the computer all the time?
    Do I like to trobleshoot problem with computer?


When, someone said you cant do that to a computer, and you turn around and proved them wrong. Then you are a true IT Professional.

And as far as I know, working in the IT Professional for the past 10+ years. It never been boring.

I DO enjoy my IT job. Wink Razz
ocalhoun
If you are going into the IT field, you should be sure to get yourself a specialty like systems design or programming, otherwise you probably will end up as a bored computer repair guy. Also, as new computers get cheaper, people are less willing to spend money to repair them: another reason to specialize.
WebSiteGuru
ocalhoun wrote:
If you are going into the IT field, you should be sure to get yourself a specialty like systems design or programming, otherwise you probably will end up as a bored computer repair guy. Also, as new computers get cheaper, people are less willing to spend money to repair them: another reason to specialize.


It is ture that the computer are getting cheapper. Being in IT Professional does not mean that you will be working as a computer repair guy (That Computer Technician job). Working as IT Professional is when you work at the office that you manage Network. You are the System Adminstrator.

There are different areas that you will be working in if you are that good.

Infrastructure, Computer Assistant, Information Technology Specialist, Server Management, etc.. And there are more that if I type them all out it would take the whole page to typed it all in.

Being a computer repair guys and being IT Professional is like comparing a Liquor Store to a Supper Market. Wink If you know what I mean. Very Happy
mickgardner
I can safely say that working in IT is a big pain. I've found that IT is realy driven by large companies with huge budgets but no brains to do the implimentation themselves. Theres an old stat out there in the IT industry that says the 75% of projects fail. its not far from the truth! big incumbant companies do IT very badly. They pay large amounts of money for expensive hardware and expensive software licenses. They sign themselves up for licensing deals which, in the long run will cost them far too much than the benefit of the software is really worth. IT contractors go from place to place, earn a lot of $$$ to do exactly what they've done for years. many of them are only proficient in one or two applications or languages, but companies will pay heaps of money for them without a second thought.

The IT industry these days is really quite a merry go round and in my opinion isn't going to get any better. My recommendation would be to not work for others but ensure you work for yourself or for a vendor thats going to give you a commission or something.
siran
I have to say I'm the one who are going into IT field since I just realized how much I enjoy working on a computer (especially making a website) as a hobby but I'm not sure if I will be ok or not when I gotta work on it full time with a company cuz there must me some pressure unlike doing it as a hobby,right?

Actually I used to be or still be a Vet student but I don't think I can graduate nor work with this field. It's not me to be a Vet, this is what my mind told me last year. Then I tried to find what I wanna do for my life, I got no answer till I made a website for a younger college student and I was happy with it so I started to think of IT field.

I have sticked with computer since I was around 8 years old and I think I am quite good at learning things about it. I had fun studying pascal when I was in high school and I got B+ on a computer subject in university (while the most of subjects were all below than B)

I think IT suit me more than VET but I'm scared that I might cannot do it well nor it doesn't really suit me......

so confused!!! Crying or Very sad
mickgardner
Well thats pretty much how i got into IT. You like playing about on your computer and you decide, hey, someone should pay me to do this!
Its really a tricky thing, IT. I'd stay away from large companies (over 5000 employees) and not ever become a permanent employee. Two good rules to stick to. Don't sign up for jobs you're not going to enjoy and stick to what you know, but challenge yourself a little more each time.

when it stops being fun find something else to do.

michaelg
WebSiteGuru
siran wrote:
I have to say I'm the one who are going into IT field since I just realized how much I enjoy working on a computer (especially making a website) as a hobby but I'm not sure if I will be ok or not when I gotta work on it full time with a company cuz there must me some pressure unlike doing it as a hobby,right?

Actually I used to be or still be a Vet student but I don't think I can graduate nor work with this field. It's not me to be a Vet, this is what my mind told me last year. Then I tried to find what I wanna do for my life, I got no answer till I made a website for a younger college student and I was happy with it so I started to think of IT field.

I have sticked with computer since I was around 8 years old and I think I am quite good at learning things about it. I had fun studying pascal when I was in high school and I got B+ on a computer subject in university (while the most of subjects were all below than B)

I think IT suit me more than VET but I'm scared that I might cannot do it well nor it doesn't really suit me......

so confused!!! Crying or Very sad


So, it looks like we have a potential IT Professional in the house, I would recommended you to look into it. It is a great career field, if you are into it. Especially where you live.

Dont be scare that you will not do it. From my experience working as IT Guys! for a number of years. You will be one of the GOOD ones! As I was told once, in my earlier years of working in the IT arena you have to try, or you will not know. Then you will be sorry later in life that you have not done it. And we all make mistakes, so dont be scare of taking chances to better your life. Wink That's my 2.738006083239 worth of advice! Very Happy
WebSiteGuru
mickgardner wrote:
Well thats pretty much how i got into IT. You like playing about on your computer and you decide, hey, someone should pay me to do this!
Its really a tricky thing, IT. I'd stay away from large companies (over 5000 employees) and not ever become a permanent employee. Two good rules to stick to. Don't sign up for jobs you're not going to enjoy and stick to what you know, but challenge yourself a little more each time.

when it stops being fun find something else to do.

michaelg


It is true, you got to love what you do. Especially when you will have to do it every day until you retire (that is the goal).

I, myself, started playing around and I was running my own BBS, in the days it was popular for users to dial-in to your computer. I had a lot of fun and experience. That is how I got started and my friend got me into this line of work.
GW_Addict
Interesting thread. As an IT guy myself, I wholy agree that to be in IT you must love what you do. IT is certainly not for everyone. There are certain people who would go insane and probably kill themselves if they had to do what I do for even a week. Me - I love it. Like others in this thread, I have been a 'geek' for a long, long time. I started out in the days of BBS's (I still remember Kermit as being such a huge breakthrough... :) I have messed with computers ever since, and now do it for a living.

But again.... I have several friends that will almost fall asleep on me if I start talking about IT related topics....

I guess it takes all kinds. :)
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thealpha
Job Satisfaction of course is an major element affects your feeling in your occupation. Many people may think that working in I.T. field is bored because they always face the same enviornment for long long time, the enviormnent was not friendly, only a computer and computer, lots of monitor, etc. However, is I.T. so boring? I don't think so. It's because this field require updated lnowledge from time to time, if anyone just work in the field without learning new things, I am sure that he or she will be forced to resign very soon since the person does not have enough power to competite with others.
Therefore, if you like the field and interested in computer, I am sure this field can give you many exciting experience. However, if you do not have interest in computing, this field is not suitable for you and you will be it absolutely boring. Hence, you need to ask yourself about the extents of interest in computing, right?
brevity
I worked in the IT field for a while, and while the pay is excellent, the work environment is just so ho-hum that I don't think I could do it for the rest of my working life. As a matter of fact, my stint was pretty much long enough for me learn that I'm not cut out for the corporate IT environment.

Working for a corporation is not an easy thing if you're a "free spirit" of sorts. Basically, you have to be prepared to do things that are in your job description even if you're more advanced than that in what you know how to do. In freelancing, or even being a self-starting businessman in general, drive to be the best is a good thing. In a corporate environment, from my experience, it does nothing but depress you. Chances are that you will never move up (at least not very far) in a corporate field, and that is quite depressing to me.

Have you ever seen the movie Office Space? There's a line in there that says, "You know, I only work just hard enough to not get fired" and that's what really gets me. I don't want to work at a job that I have no drive for, nothing to reach for and be better at. That's exactly what a corporate job is to me.

End result: If you do go into the IT field, great. If you can handle the corporate environment, great. The pay is excellent, but you have to be a certain type of person for it or else you will be miserable.
GW_Addict
I think thealpha and brevity are both right. You either love it or hate it. Either way it takes a specific type of person to work in IT. One question you should ask yourself is this.

If somebody you know called you a geek, would this offend you, or would you smile and say "heck yea - thats me!"

Don't jump into IT just becuase the money is good. I truly believe there are very few jobs in the world that are worth doing for the money if you hate the work. Everyone should find a job they love...and then hope the money is there. (But then again we would probably all clean toilets for a living if it paid a million dollars a year....)
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