I knew I had made a terrible mistake in entering the IT field... [Long Story]



  • BlucodexBlucodex OSCP, GCIA, GCIH, GMON, CISSP, CEH, CHFI, CCNA CyberOps, Security+ Member Posts: 430 ■■■■□□□□□□
    lol @ all the serious responses.
  • thomas_thomas_ CompTIA N+/S+/L+ CCNA R&S CCNP R&S/Enterprise/Collab Member Posts: 947 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Plot twist:  8 years later OP has a gunt.
  • LonerVampLonerVamp OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, AWS SA-A, AWS Security, Sec+, Linux+, CCNA Cyber Ops, CCSK Member Posts: 515 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I don't think the original post was a troll or satire...it sounded like a very specific chip to unload.

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  • MrNetTekMrNetTek 41 certificate exams, 51 training certificates, and a bachelor's and master’s degree. Member Posts: 100 ■■■■□□□□□□
    edited July 2019
    Funny, yet delusional post. Most IT people love their jobs, and have great lives.

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  • That Random GuyThat Random Guy Member Posts: 61 ■■■□□□□□□□
    AvgITGeek said:
    Trolling from 2011 and still getting bites when the OP themselves dug this one up couple of days ago. Let it die.
    You'd think the mods could simply lock this thread. Don't see how that's not an option.
  • jasper_zanjanijasper_zanjani Sec+, Net+, Lx+, LPIC-1, Certified Associate in Python Programming (PCAP) Tampa, FLMember Posts: 76 ■■■■□□□□□□
    You have to pick a lane and stick to it, but it sounds like you were just not happy where you were. That's pretty much how I was after 10 years as a government contractor. Your comment on badge-discrimination made my eyebrows raise, that's pretty much how it is for a government contractor working in the DC area: contractors have green badges and staff have blue badges. In fact they use the term "blue-badge" there as well. I was fed up with translating, and it sounds like you're fed up with Exchange. 😂 You gotta do what you want to do, I for one am actually trying to get into the field you are leaving. The grass is always greener, I suppose...
  • certforexxxcertforexxx Member Posts: 28 ■□□□□□□□□□
    darkerz said:
    I feel like this is a snow ball effect in IT, where the rolling doesn't get good until you are at a critical mass.

    Let me explain...

    After some many years of hard work, projects, studying, the works - countless certifications and seminars alike, at one point I stopped. That was 3 years ago, I just went to work and made it my goal to force myself on my day-to-day to pick up challenges. Not comfortable with it? Getting anxiety thinking about it? THAT's what I need to do.

    The last 3 years have been the absolute best of my entire career development. The stages of my past were...

    "I know everything"
    "I don't know what I don't know"

    And now it is...

    "I don't know anything and that's ok, lets figure it out".

    Being good at figuring it out and leveraging good, previous experience in a way that maximizes your business or technology impact & scope is essential. Don't be a gear-head who configures, implements, deploys and fixes boxes. No. You want to be the architect, the solutions developer which can influence both technology and business decisions within an organization.

    Actually, right around the time I stopped hanging out here, ironically, is when things really took off. Now at MSFT and have experienced and done things that books haven't been written about yet. It's all about landing in a place that empowers you to make bold claims, bold assumptions and to succeed - or fail, spectacularly. Either way, its always preferred to... some book and a home lab.

    But, you won't be given the opportunity for that unless you have those books, certs and home labs under your belt ;) Chicken and egg to IT happiness.
    Yet you job hop and lie on your linkedin and resume lol
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