What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby Leopard » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:27 am

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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby BLURR » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:30 pm

black udder wrote:I had worked my way into IT over about 7 years and as soon as I got there (the helpdesk), the bottom fell out and it all got outsourced overseas.


*&$#(*&#$&? outsourcing....most IT stuff that gets outsourced ends up being complete shit. I have worked with a couple of programming teams from India and they produce shit. And it pisses me off when I see companies do that to save a buck...even if the quality is hampered by it :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby SkaBob » Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:54 pm

The good thing is that companies are starting (JUST starting) to accept that the amount of money they spend re-writing, debugging and fixing outsourced code usually puts them over the cost of developing it in-house.

Of course, we'll unfortunately have to wait through them saying "Well, what if we do it in house with interns?" before they just man up and hire real coders as the status quo again...

But I had this great idea that I'm thinking of trying out, just for laughs.

I've seen oodles of job postings around here looking for interns.

So you get in an interview, and tell them something to the effect of, "I'm not here to interview for the intern position. I have no interest in that pay scale. Here's my resume and my contact information. When you need someone to fix all the problems with the code the interns produced, feel free to get ahold of me!"
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby Solty » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:03 pm

black udder wrote:Currently, I do Change Management for EDS, an HP company on the Bank of America account. I love the people I work with and what I do (basically complete the electronic paperwork for folks to perform changes on the enterprise network), but management is just inane. I had worked my way into IT over about 7 years and as soon as I got there (the helpdesk), the bottom fell out and it all got outsourced overseas.


i have a friend that is an IT guy for the HP and he's a regional IT level 1 guy in NE PA.
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby Shaolintrained » Wed Aug 12, 2009 4:07 pm

I graduated 2 years ago and, by choice, haven't had a "real" job yet. I teach martial arts a couple days a week and go to doctor appointments with people who need "medical translation". Because of this, I have PLENTY of time to throw plastic & I'm livin' it up.
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby Bugbee » Wed Aug 12, 2009 10:34 pm

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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby Jesse B 707 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:22 am

chiggins wrote:One of the things I noticed about folks on construction sites: they were never, ever unhappy about being at work.

:lol: must not have been in construction too long :wink: I do agree though that trades workers do seem generally a bit less bitter than your average office monkey though
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby topcide » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:39 am

Jesse B 707 wrote:
chiggins wrote:One of the things I noticed about folks on construction sites: they were never, ever unhappy about being at work.

:lol: must not have been in construction too long :wink: I do agree though that trades workers do seem generally a bit less bitter than your average office monkey though




Ha, when I worked construction on a few different carpentry crew over some summers a lot of those guys were pissed off at the world and total dicks, while some of them were just loving being outside, I guess being able to scream at people and call your co-workers cocksucking motherfuckers would make my day a tad more enjoyable at the office.
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby chiggins » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:47 am

Jesse B 707 wrote:
chiggins wrote:One of the things I noticed about folks on construction sites: they were never, ever unhappy about being at work.

:lol: must not have been in construction too long :wink: I do agree though that trades workers do seem generally a bit less bitter than your average office monkey though


Nope, not too long, not as long as most of my friends that stayed with it. And they're the same way, they'll be annoyed about clients or plans or surprises, but not about being at work, and not about what they did for a living. If they were at work, they were makin' money, which was better than hustling for the next gig, and the tangible results thing is a big deal.

(Though I did know a guy that would shoot himself with a nail gun about once a year to get a week on disability to stay home and drink. But he was an exception, and a jackass to boot.)
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby beatz » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:39 pm

CENTRAL SERVICE 2nd shift dispatcher.
(Maines largest hospital)

I have 12 guys that work under me, I manage transportation of patients to and from procedures. Handeling of any and all equipment a patient may need. We handle specimens to the lab, also handle all the operating rooms equipment and we sterilize it. Plus many many more things i dont want to write about. Im the youngest to ever hold my position perminently (26 was offered the job at 21)

Do i like my job ? no, no i dont. You have no idea what i have to go through.
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby gratefuldisc » Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:44 am

I am an operating engineer in a 500,000 square foot 24 story office building in Hartford. I went to school for HVAC and it was the only thing I could find after school. I like it, except I have to do a lot of general (non-HVAC) maintenance (like unclogging toilets and changing light bulbs), and the pay kinda sucks compared to most of the industry.
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby Sopuli » Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:17 am

I'm a system specialist (windows networking/softgrid/voip etc.) working for a large call center company. I've done so many odd jobs before this that I can really appreciate what I'm doing right now. On the other hand, sitting in front of a laptop in an office all day long can be quite tiresome at times. Disc Golf is kind of a necessity to keep things in balance!
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby uNicedmeMan » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:12 pm

Shaolintrained wrote:I graduated 2 years ago and, by choice, haven't had a "real" job yet. I teach martial arts a couple days a week and go to doctor appointments with people who need "medical translation". Because of this, I have PLENTY of time to throw plastic & I'm livin' it up.



Sounds great. What language do you speak?
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby SnowMongoose » Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:42 pm

Costco, finishing up my elementary education certification
(since my Literature degree isn't worth a damn thing)
I like it, but it helps that I hopefully won't be doing it for more than a few years
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Re: What do you do for work / Do you like your job?

Postby JohnnyB » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:23 pm

I work in a tortilla factory. It's funner than you would think. And thanks to disc golf I'm proud to say I can throw a tortilla farther than anyone in the joint.
I'm still new there, but from what I understand they have a big summer party and one of the events they do every year is a tortilla throwing distance competition. I've talked with the big guy explained what disc golf is and even showed him a few videos on youtube. I get to bring my basket to the party and we're going to have tortilla putting (ring of fire, 21 etc...) as one of the activities.
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