Originally Posted by knightsilver
Thats called common sense DuckieHo.
Thanks for the feedback guys. Sonds like, Ill be learning some new people skills in school, lol. Maybe a class or two on training your Boss, lol.
Ive alwasys tried to have a balance of street smarts with book smarts, you can always go back to a book, but not always, or even have basic math or troubleshooting skills. Ive seen too many rely on a caculator or thier phone, when they should just use thier head. Guess Im just old school.....
And Im coming from 10 years of kitchen experience, and thats alot of my attitude, either ya got it or ya dont. You dont get alot of 2nd chances or redo or fix things and if ya dose, ya loose money, labor and double time....
Ever watch a district manager, fresh out of business college, no people skils, no kitchen skills, no managment skills, try to handle handle mad customers, or even cook, or an upset employee and gets 10x the pay. Imnsure ya deal with this in IT too?
The thing is.... common sense is subjective. You might complain why a code release requires separation of power, requires scheduling, and take 6 people to sign off on. There is a reason for the complexity and bureaucracy. The width and depth of computer system makes it difficult to even know where to look. How do you know what the best practices are? If you use your head for everything... it would take you a few decades of experience to come up with the list of best practices that make sense when you understand the reasoning why.
Please, you may THINK you got it or ya don't... but believe me... you don't know much unless you've been playing with it for at least a decade.
Originally Posted by Oedipus
What he's saying is true even if you love the job. There are tons of jackasses in IT. Critical systems do sometimes stop working at 3 AM. Days that blend into the next can and often do affect your family/social life. This is the reality of the industry for many people, myself included. I have no intention of giving it up, either.
As for needing a test bed at home, well, look at my sig.
Was on a call this past Monday from 10PM to 12:30AM.... then got ANOTHER call at 2AM to 6AM. Then I had to be in the office by 9AM for promotion announcements. Got myself an office.
It's tiring but compensation is nice.Edited by DuckieHo - 6/6/13 at 8:23pm