10 dirty little secrets you should know about working in IT

dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=546

That seems to be pretty much the case.

Agree? Disagree? Have anything to add?

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  • NetstudentNetstudent Member Posts: 1,694
    Every single one of those are so spot on, that its scary.....Makes me wonder why I didn't write that myself. icon_lol.gif
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  • snadamsnadam Member Posts: 2,234 ■■■■□□□□□□
    agreed. I can see myself relating to the majority of those items.
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  • doom969doom969 Member Posts: 304
    Haha so very true !
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  • 147147 Member Posts: 117
    (sheepish grin) I think I'm actually guilty of number 2.

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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    ssmith147 wrote:
    (sheepish grin) I think I'm actually guilty of number 2.

    Did you do something like this: http://www.codebuggy.com/?p=19
  • KasorKasor Member Posts: 919 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Why tell the turth? Our client (user, executive and those **** co-worker) don't want to know.

    Again, I think every companies need a IT guy. IT is important in today market, however most management will not understand because they are from the old school (Big corporation concept).

    U know
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  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    I use number one all the time. Not because I screwed something up, but to make them just nod their head and walk away when they bother me. Just throw some crazy stuff out there and they will leave you alone pretty quick. Better yet follow them and ask their oppinion. You won't see the manager for a while after that!
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  • cdad2000cdad2000 Member Posts: 323
    Daddy Like. I guilty of number 1. 85% true
  • Vogon PoetVogon Poet Member Posts: 291
    a good list, but all jobs have some kind of analogy to that.
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  • /usr/usr Member Posts: 1,768
    Some of them might even ask you if they can bring their home PC to the office for you to fix it.

    I can't stand this.

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  • /usr/usr Member Posts: 1,768
    And I wish more people understood this!
    All IT pros — even the very best — screw things up once in a while. This is a profession where a lot is at stake and the systems that are being managed are complex and often difficult to integrate.
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  • MishraMishra Member Posts: 2,468 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I think a big thing people show know when joining IT is this.


    You work so hard to make it look like you did nothing at all. Most professions have achievements that you can see with your own 2 eyes. Sales guys make money, businessmen "make" products, construction workers make houses, and etc... But when you are in IT a lot of the things you do is to attempt to make it look like you did nothing at all.

    You study for weeks and work really hard in order to migrate your 2000 domain to a 2003 domain. You pre stage everything you need and create test environments so you get a great plan going. You get up at 3am after weeks of preparing and work for about 3 hours on your plan and get it going

    8am everyone comes in and logs into their machine like normal and nothing changed! Yay you did nothing that anyone can see! The CEO rolls his eyes again on all the time you spend and you have nothing to show for it. Good job.
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  • TrailerisfTrailerisf Member Posts: 455
    #1. I am definately guilty of... I get bored and make stuff up in technology meetings just to see if anyone is really listening.
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  • garv221garv221 Member Posts: 1,914
  • /usr/usr Member Posts: 1,768
    IT really is a thankless job in a lot of cases, much more so than others.

    It's the part of an organization that everyone relies on and only realizes that when something goes wrong.
  • garv221garv221 Member Posts: 1,914
    /usr wrote:
    IT really is a thankless job in a lot of cases, much more so than others.

    It's the part of an organization that everyone relies on and only realizes that when something goes wrong.

    Exactly. A company knows they have a good IT department when users forget IT even exists.
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