W00MBA, yeah I can tell its not easy just to jump into. Almost like a big cauldron of random stuff that you need to organize in a set amount of time. And that sucks.
PCCstudent, yes thats exactly true. He thought I could be a network admin, but turns out I'm not ready for it. I know I can set up basic networks, but anything past basic, ie setting up business-level security, etc, I would be screwed. I understand the basic principles, but thats about all I got going for me.
MaddenModder, yeah I tried working for food service, did it for 3 and a half years, no way. Not going back.
Segovax, bingo. It was hard enough supporting myself and my fiance on my McD pay. No way I could do it with kids.
Nonchalant, I can tell. Everything is different. I am highly familiar with my machine so fixing it is a breeze. I know how my cables are managed, I know how many fans I have, how many drives I have, what my motherboard has for components, etc. I troubleshooted my computer not booting and had it fixed within 10 minutes one day. Didn't even put it on a table to take a closer look at it. Noticed my SATA cable was pinched too tightly behind my motherboard tray, replaced it, and now it works like a charm.
CramComplex, dude. I have worked in two different McDs, and I have never encountered this. But have heard of it. One of my old co-workers moved to Dallas, TX after working for a McDs in South Dakota. They never got breaks, and a 'break' consisted of grabbing a sandwich and eating it off to the side.
Ghettogeddy, I have been doing that somewhat. But for the most part, I have done all of this already, its just getting it to be done quickly.