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Student and JOAT at Staples. For those who don't know, JOAT means Jack of All Trades. People tend to add in Master of None, to which they get a death stare.

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I work at a Dutch webshop for computer parts... the things that go through my hands...awww...nice biggrin.gifthumb.gif
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I would love to take all I've learned at ATT Tier 2 Biz support and TWC Tier 3 support and take it someplace like some of you guys work. My end that I want is a network admin or something of that nature where I make decent enough money to afford what I get for free now (TWC service) AND be able to pay ALL my bills... feels like a pipe dream, but after a year at TWC Tier 3, I've been told that looks awesome on paper for the kind of work I want.

I need to find me some Cincinnati peeps to network with biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Valor958 View Post

I would love to take all I've learned at ATT Tier 2 Biz support and TWC Tier 3 support and take it someplace like some of you guys work. My end that I want is a network admin or something of that nature where I make decent enough money to afford what I get for free now (TWC service) AND be able to pay ALL my bills... feels like a pipe dream, but after a year at TWC Tier 3, I've been told that looks awesome on paper for the kind of work I want.

I need to find me some Cincinnati peeps to network with biggrin.gif

You should look into state or county jobs working for the school system as a network admin or system administrator. I was a Tier 2 support for a company for 1 year, and just recently got hired as a system administrator for a local school. Its a state job with all the perks, great pay, easy work, and tons of room to move up.
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Originally Posted by dman811 View Post

Student and JOAT at Staples. For those who don't know, JOAT means Jack of All Trades. People tend to add in Master of None, to which they get a death stare.

The full quote is "Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one." Just a heads up thumb.gif
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You should look into state or county jobs working for the school system as a network admin or system administrator. I was a Tier 2 support for a company for 1 year, and just recently got hired as a system administrator for a local school. Its a state job with all the perks, great pay, easy work, and tons of room to move up.

That's what I was thinking. I spent 10 months with ATT and was a coach there, assisting with training newbies. Now I'm being fast tracked here at TWC after ~4.5 months being groomed as a Lead. I think another 6 months here and as I near my year mark I'll prep my resume and see what happens. I love it here, but single income family needs bigger bucks. Maybe 'New Charter' will bring me more options? I'm reasonable with networking and great with troubleshooting and customer service, so I think network admin and all that would be right up my alley. I learn very quick and learn HOW and WHY things work, not just that they 'do' work...
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That's what I was thinking. I spent 10 months with ATT and was a coach there, assisting with training newbies. Now I'm being fast tracked here at TWC after ~4.5 months being groomed as a Lead. I think another 6 months here and as I near my year mark I'll prep my resume and see what happens. I love it here, but single income family needs bigger bucks. Maybe 'New Charter' will bring me more options? I'm reasonable with networking and great with troubleshooting and customer service, so I think network admin and all that would be right up my alley. I learn very quick and learn HOW and WHY things work, not just that they 'do' work...

Look into it for sure, i pretty much came right out of college into my first tech job where i was only level 2 support. Now im sitting easy in my own office. resettings passwords and fixing computers all day thumb.gif
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The full quote is "Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one." Just a heads up thumb.gif

Love that quote, especially the full version since its so true. Last job I had I was assisting IT and training people on new systems. The real IT there were hardcore programmers. Freaking wizards of code... but when I ask about stuff I was working on, expecting guru answers... eyes glazed over. I may not be able to write corporate systems from scratch, but I can dissect code after a while and help fix it, and everything involved with it.

Specialists have their place, but talented generalists who can narrow their skills as needed are much more versatile.
That IT dept... only 5 people. 2-3 coders, the 'boss', his 'boss'... and then helpdesk who couldn't even migrate Outlook without help.
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I'm a Branch Manager for a Big 4 bank in Australia. thumb.gif I also like to think that im a part time gamer tongue.gif
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The full quote is "Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one." Just a heads up thumb.gif

+1 ! thumb.gif although lately I've been having a stirring to change careers again...lol..wink.gif
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