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Which one to choose? Your opinion please

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by slyuen, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. slyuen

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    Hi guys, suppose you're offered 2 jobs at the same time. IT Operator (some night shift duties, working in a really small team) and Network Support Analyst (working in a team of 6, with each team member having a different specialization), both around the same salary level, which would you choose and why?
     
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  2. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    I would say Dont Know. simply because you have not given enough information about it, and for some people location matters, (if they dont drive)...

    are these two positions you have been offered?
    what does the job spec actually contain?
     
  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Agree with Cheek, More info!

    Of the two titles though I'd say the second, purely as it sounds like it offers more scope for development. 8)
     
  4. slyuen

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    both jobs are in Central London, do not require driving

    Job specs:

    IT Operator in a bank- involves monitoring and working on live systems (IBM Mainframe AS400 - which I know nothing about), helpdesk support and night shift duties.

    Network support analyst - involves server administration - working with AD, resolving network issues and providing desktop support on a daily basis, working in a team of 6 (some responsible for programming, apple macs, unix config, web developments, microsoft issues, etc), and works in a PC-Mac-Unix (FreeBSD) connected environment.


    one thing to comment is that the IT operator one didn't really look at qualifications and certifications, but the network support analyst one looks at qualifications...
     
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  5. slyuen

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    hi guys...any ideas? anyone worked with AS400 Mainframes before? I definitely think the network analyst job has more things to learn from (working in a mixed OS environment), but I'd like to hear from you
     
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  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I'm still going to go with what I said before, the Network Job sounds like it has more potential.

    The Operator's job just sounds like its babysitting, with no scope to further develop your skills, where as in the other role it sounds like there is more exposure to different technologies, even if you aren't going to be the 'expert' on those technologies at least you will get an overview of them. 8)
     
  7. Mr.Cheeks

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    im with SGUK. for me the career path is most important...
     
  8. Boycie
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    I'd go for the network role... How come they are the same salary? They sound leagues apart. :blink

    Si
     
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  9. slyuen

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    thanks guys! I'm with you all.
     
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  10. slyuen

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    I've accept the network job... thanks all for helping with decision:rolleyes: :cry: :)
     
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  11. Mr.Cheeks

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    congrats mate - with your quals im sure that is the better path for you... Well Done
     
  12. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Congrats! Enjoy your new challenge! 8)
     
  13. Jakamoko
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    Well done, Sluyven - what a lucky quandary to have been in :)
     
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  14. wizard

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    Congratulations :)
     
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