Is working as IT/System Admin worth it? getting calls in the middle of the nights

eppixx7eppixx7 Member Posts: 3 ■■□□□□□□□□
I dislike
-getting calls in the middle of the night
-rude customers
-work weekend without overtime pay

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  • iBrokeITiBrokeIT GRID, GICSP, GCIP, GXPN, GPEN, GWAPT, GCFE, GCIA, GCIH, GSEC, Pen+, CySA+, Sec+, eJPT Member Posts: 1,314 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Nop, I would stick to being a goat herder
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  • NetworkingStudentNetworkingStudent Member Posts: 1,407 ■■■■■■■■□□
    eppixx7 said:
    I dislike
    -getting calls in the middle of the night
    -rude customers
    -work weekend without overtime pay
    You might encounter all of those things, just depends on the environment.   You will run into more rude customers or end users in a smaller environment.  This is because the smaller (2-500 end users) environments have the admins do a little bit of everything, so they have more interactions with the end users. However, this doesn’t mean everyone in that environment is rude

    Most admins are salary, so I don’t think you will get overtime pay. With that said, I don’t think you will work every weekend


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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,363 Mod
    What do you like?
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  • SweenMachineSweenMachine MCSA: Office 365, MCSA: Windows 7 (I am old), ITIL Foundations V3 Chicago areaMember Posts: 300 ■■■■□□□□□□
    eppixx7 said:
    I dislike
    -IT
    There; I fixed it for you.

    -scott
  • LonerVampLonerVamp OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, AWS SA-A, AWS Security, Sec+, Linux+, CCNA Cyber Ops, CCSK Member Posts: 518 ■■■■■■■■□□
    eppixx7 said:
    I dislike
    -getting calls in the middle of the night
    -rude customers
    -work weekend without overtime pay
    I guess you could grossly generalize. I find if you already have these reservations, then IT/Sysadmin is likely not for you.

    But it's not because you'll for sure encounter those issues. It's because this seems to be the most important thing to you, moreso than the IT work.

    If you encounter these things in your job, then get another job within the industry IT/Sysadmin industry.

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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,926 Mod
    Some people are more suited for the policy/governance type stuff. Just throwing that out there.
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