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What is the best IT job?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by ericrollo, May 6, 2010.

  1. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

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    What is the best IT job?

    My ideas were working for MI5 and GCHQ but they would be extreme jobs in concern to IT.
     
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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Well posting about it in an open forum has pretty much shut those doors for you!!

    As for the best job? that surely has to be down to the individual. Whats good for one person could be crap for the next.

    For me the ideal job is to be paid lots of money to play with technology all day long and not be bothered with clients.
     
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    Eric - you do ask some dopey questions sometimes. How can there be any answer to that? It depends what you like doing.

    Do you like working with servers? Then I guess 'Server Admin' would be a good choice.
    Do you like working with Firewalls? Then I guess 'Security Admin' would be a good choice.
    DO you like working with Routers & Switches? Then I guess 'Network Admin' would be a good choice...

    See where this is going? :biggrin
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    One that you enjoy.

    EDIT: Yeah, what Zeb said.
     
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  5. Phoenix
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    My next one..
     
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  6. Fergal1982

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    The one I dont have to go to, but get paid for anyway.
     
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  7. JonnyMX

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    I'm not telling you, or you'll all want one. 8)
     
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  8. onoski

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    Whichever one that pays your wages regardless of name or company.
     
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  9. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    A better question Mr Mason would be what would be your ideal job in IT? To answer that I'd have to say Security Consultant, as I get a kick out of protecting data and constantly learning new tricks :biggrin
     
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    ^^ all of this plus the one that I have right now. It's an IT job and I get to play and do IT stuff. That's all thats needed really.:twisted:
     
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  11. greenbrucelee
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    what they said.

    I enjoy the learning curve I have and fiddling about with the firewalls. Tis pretty cool.
     
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  12. Jiser

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    Something like this for me, not a specific job but what would be good for me to achieve:

    I.T. Tech / Current role (project office coordinator) TO Senior Tech / Graduate Scheme TO Project Manager / network manager TO some sort of senior i.t. manager TO I.T. Director / CIO.

    Having said that, I would like to get to a comfortable position of project manager / network manager or teaching by the age of 30. So 5 years to go when I get back from New York.

    MI5 / GCHQ would be a cool place to work for def.
     
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  13. buy_my_cookies

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    any IT job atm!
     
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  14. Asterix

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    Depends whether you like red tape and being restircted to your exact role and never able to demonstrate further development in new areas!
     
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    I used to work at MI5 once, not that great really, only got a 10% discount on some sofas, but they had some comfy chairs which were nice, shame they went under.
     
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    I meant MFI !!!, I get confused quite often in my autumn years ! where are the wurthers and my slippers.
     
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    For me it would be any job where I get to work with Servers and virtualization all day long. Never been interested in anything other than the basics in networking/switches, printers, telephone changes etc etc etc.

    I guess that my stab would be server admin in that case. :biggrin
     
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  18. simonp83

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    I used to work for MFI, it was awesome but everyone there always thought they were James Bond, it was stupid.
     
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    Beer taster, pole dancing standards , prostitute tester, premiership footballer,

    As for worst jobs gary glitters personal data hider, michael barrymores pool cleaner, the script writer for hollyoaks(what do you mean there isnt one??) i could go on for ages here lol

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  20. BosonMichael
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    I once got to check out the Tennessee Titans IT operation... that was pretty cool.
     
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