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A bit confused

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Gunner81, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. Gunner81

    Gunner81 Bit Poster

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    Hi guys,
    I have been applying for Level 1 Helpdesk roles and I recently have an interview for an entry level Helpdesk job next week. If I do get this job I would definitely get the experience I require to move on. Currently I am working as a tech support but in a telco company dealiing with landline issues of the customer. If I do this I would get proper IT Helpdesk experience dealing with networks and computers.

    The only issue is that if I do get this job compared to my current job I would be going for a pay cut...say of around 10K. I am a bit confused about this but then again I wouldn't be doing this all my life... I know its a bit soon to think about this as I havent even had an interview yet. Just wanted to know what you guys would have done if you were me?
    Thanks
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP (70-270)
    WIP: Network+, MCITP
  2. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    That's a hefty pay drop.

    Can you afford to live on that wage for 2 years?
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  3. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Unfortunately that's always the issue when you move trades (which essentially you are), you pretty much have to start at the bottom of the ladder and climb it again.

    I know it's not what you want to hear but you may also have to look at a second job (bartender, waiter etc) to suppliment your income until you're at a point where you're primary job salary is back to where it should be.
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).

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