Information Technology (IT) Jobs – Think Hard | RecreationalWriter.com

CFO’s do not want to fund a department that does not make money (especially over those that do) regardless of the reliance on the technology. It seems that the direction in Information Technology (IT) jobs is to have one or two people, work them until they quit, die or retire, and then hire a replacement and repeat the process.

A few days ago, I wrote an article about Information Technology jobs and detailing the hours, money, and why I would not recommend a career in Information Technology (IT). You can read that article here.

After feedback in comments, emails, texts etc., I am writing this article to clarify a couple of items, that apparently I did not make clear enough. First, in “
Information Technology (IT) Jobs (Is It For Me?) | RecreationalWriter.com” I was detailing specifically Information Technology (IT) support jobs. These Information Technology (IT) jobs include desktop (desk side) support, network support, peripheral support, server support.

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But is that not what Information Technology jobs are about? From my fifteen years’ perspective with Information Technology jobs? I offer you a resounding . . . NO. In fact, a Hell no in this context may be appropriate.

Of all of the degrees available, why did you choose Computer Science?

I was asked that very question in an interview recently. In nearly fifteen-years working in the Information Technology jobs industry, I cannot recall ever being asked that question, and, frankly, it made me pause. After fifteen years of the demands of the industry, the lack of sleep, the loss of family time, the loss of time in general, I was not sure that I could remember why I decided to pursue Information Technology jobs as a career.

I recovered, falling back to my love as a kid for building computers, breaking them, figuring out why they broke, and then fixing them. That to me was an Information Technology job. Creativity. Puzzles. Challenges. And ultimately, at least a majority of fun.

But is that not what Information Technology jobs are about?

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Oh the wireless router did try. But, alas, it was stuck in a continuous reboot. I could not SSH back to it, as it would not stay up long enough. The only real signs of life for it was the one small blue LED directly above the WPS button.

So, you opted to try an open source firmware on your Belkin F9K1115 v2 Wireless AC 1700 router? Or perhaps you were attempting a stock firmware for it. But something went wrong, and now your F9K1115 v2 is making a decent paperweight. What happened to me was trying to restore the factory firmware using SSH. Everything looked to work great, until the Belkin Wireless AC 1700 router said on in the SSH utility (PuTTY), that the router was restarting.

For me, it never came back.

Oh the wireless router did try. But, alas, it was stuck in a continuous reboot. I could not SSH back to it, as it would not stay up long enough. The only real signs of life for it was the one small blue LED directly above the WPS button.

Fortunately, I discovered that it was still possible to restore the device. And I was successfully able to do so. However . . .

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