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Do you enjoy your job?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Lozler, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Lozler

    Lozler Bit Poster

    So, what's your current role and the good / bad points about it?

    Job Title - Operations controller
    Time in role - 1 year
    Good - Get to support a number of aviation systems, work with great people
    Bad - Shift work, no shift pattern, not great pay, company has just started up this year so very badly organised, want to go into IT instead haha.

    What about everybody else?
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2011
  2. Shinigami

    Shinigami Megabyte Poster

    I think we had one of these no too long ago...

    Job Title - Consultant
    Time in role - 18 months
    Good - Too numerous to go into detail, but the chance to work on the latest technologies is fantastic. This job never gets dull. Being able to make a difference to companies of all shapes and sizes is awesome. I get to work directly with techies, talk about technology and constantly evolve my knowledge around new products and recommended practices.
    Bad - It may not be for everyone, but there's nothing in my job I consider 'bad'.
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, MCDST, MOS, CIW, Comptia
    WIP: Win7/Lync2010/MCM
  3. steve_p1981

    steve_p1981 Byte Poster

    here's mine
    Job Title: IT Bod
    Time in role:2.5 years
    Good bits: taking apart PC and fixing them / software faults (usually caused by users)/ sorting out the P2P network and websites ( i have to do everything IT related as i'm the only one here)
    Bad bits: i'm the only one here that knows about computers and it's assumed that i can fix any thing, even the cctv system because i have an A+. when you tell people why things happen and how to not have it happen again, they ignore your advice and then moan when it goes wrong again.
    Certifications: A+ 220-701 and 220-702
    WIP: none at current but poss 70-680 soon
  4. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Premium Member


    Title: Technical Consultant
    Time in role: 2 Months
    Good: Get to work with new technology and constantly learn something new!
    Bad: Well, nothing yet!
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
  5. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    Title: P0rnstar
    Time in role: 2 years
    Good: Well, the on-set catering is surprisingly good. You wouldn't think it, would you? But it is. Sometimes you can be 'at it' all day, so you really appreciate a bacon sarnie and a decent cup of tea before you get started. There's a pretty good salad bar, which is handy because most of the girls are on some kind of permanent diet. Duh. Lunch not bad either if you get the chance to shoot off in between takes, if you get my drift. Nice big helpings all round and they'll even sort you out with packed lunchbox if you need one. :oops:
    Bad: The script. Does my head in.
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  6. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

    Sounds good! What sort of certs did you get to help you land that job?

    Did you use a training provider or self study as well?
    Certifications: A few.
  7. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    Well, started off with a training provider, Razzle I think it was.

    It's not really about certs, it's more about commitment and the willingness to see a job through to the end.
    Even when dressed as a plumber.
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  8. Simonvm

    Simonvm Kilobyte Poster

    Ha, I'd expect you'd have a fair amount of "online training" as well :)
    Certifications: MCITP: EST, MCDST, MCTS, A+, N+, CCNP, CCNA Wireless
  9. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Premium Member

    Good hands on experience counts, especially in that field ;)
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
  10. ciaran25

    ciaran25 Bit Poster

    Job Role Customer service Advisor
    Time there: 10 months
    Good: Business hours, weekends off, and some messy nights out with work friends.
    Bad: Dealing with complaints
    WIP: A+
  11. TheITCrowd

    TheITCrowd Kilobyte Poster

    Monday - No I don't like my job
    Wednesday - I see a glimmer of like
    Friday - Love my job
    When working on the coast or in an interesting building then I love my job
    When working in a city especially London, I hate it!
    Certifications: Network + |CCNA |MCTS-70-680,MCTS-70-401, MCTS-70-656, MCTS-70-351 |HP AIS ProCurve Networking -2011 | HP2-896 |VCD-CP27|JNCIA |Hewlett Packard ASE - Network Infrastructure (2011)
    WIP: 642-813
  12. Simonvm

    Simonvm Kilobyte Poster

    Job Title Network Infrastructure Consultant
    Time in role - 2 months, before I was a Support Engineer.
    Good - Being able to specialise in networking, no more dealing with troublesome customers, good pay and better conditions overall, lots of new technologies to learn and new toys to play with, the satisfaction you get when resolving an emergency :)
    Bad - None so far, I love my job :oops:
    Certifications: MCITP: EST, MCDST, MCTS, A+, N+, CCNP, CCNA Wireless
  13. DryPlate

    DryPlate Nibble Poster

    Job Title - Technical Assistance (2 yr College)
    Time in role - Five months
    Good - Working with lots of different people, students, staff, faculty, administration and IT staff. I help people in all sorts of way, staff with computer issues or setting up a new hire, arranging equipment for a presentation, helping students who are starting their new semester, getting a call from IT to help them with some equipment changeouts. (I'm technically outside of IT) I do training and workshops as well. Never discount a good trainer.
    Bad - Not much really, do the job you love! Hoping I can find a way to work her full time. Other then that it's great. I like users! If you don't like your job get out of the way so someone more capable can get a job. Honestly though, crazy people aside complaints are usually valid and mean you need to look into improving a system or process. Working in an open computer lab allows me to see how people work on a day to day basis and you pick up things about how users interact with your systems in a way you wouldn't normally if you set it and forgot it.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, MCDST, Apple Certified Associate
    WIP: CompTIA Network+, MCITP: EDST 7
  14. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

    Job Title - SCCM Analyst
    Time in role - 4 Months ish
    Good - Being in charge of software licensing, ensuring compliance with vendors, MS Security updates, global gpo's - travelling! get to go to quite a few offices being part of a central team for the whole company
    Bad - Sending out the wrong mandatory update to 12,000 machines
    Certifications: 70-243 MCTS: ConfigMgr 2012 | MCSE: Private Cloud
  15. ChrisH1979

    ChrisH1979 Byte Poster

    Job Title - Network Manager
    Time in role - 5 years
    Good -Working in education you get a very diverse role and get involved with everything. Get exposed to many technologies as you have to do it all from cabling to Exchange roll out/VMWare/APP-V/Server 2008 R2/SCCM/SQL/DPM/MDT/HP Switches/ISA/Scripting/IIS/My SQL/Apache/Nagios/Cacti/RD Services. Complete control over everything, no stupid politics and as far as the network goes. Education pricing is very good (although it needs to be as budgets much lower). All MS licences are covered by the number of staff we have and not machines so only pay for 80 license packs for 300 machines.
    They go on holiday every 6-8 weeks so it's nice and quite and we can get on with projects.
    Bad - Not many staff, lower wages and more responsibility compared to other sectors and currently under the Equal Pay review process so wage could also potentially go down!
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2011
    Certifications: MCITP:SA, MCSA, MCTS:Win 7, Application Infrastructure
  16. Yesevil

    Yesevil New Member

    Job Title - Security Officer
    Time In Role - 2 months
    Good - Shift Pattern - 4 on 6 off, so gives me plenty of time to start studying. Easy job, friendly people. Great company to work for, great pay, pension and benefits.
    Bad - Mind numbingly boring, hence the decision to finally study and pass my A+ and maybe start a career in IT. Long shifts (12 hrs, 2 days, 2 nights). Oh and the chance of becoming contaminated due to working on a Nuclear Facility!

    I have only been in the job for 2 months, before my current role I was an Authorised Firearms Officer for a private Police Force that polices Nuclear Facilities within the UK.
    WIP: A+
  17. janettfung

    janettfung New Member

    Job Title - Architecture Engineer
    Time In Role - 4 months
    Good - so far so good. can control the conceptual design of the system
    Bad - I need to work overnight to collaborate with co-workers in different time-zones
  18. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    Job Title - Senior Systems Engineer
    Time In Role - Coming up to three years
    Good - Pay's Good (better than average). The guys I work with are great. The company is reasonably fast-moving (not too much red tape and cool toys to play with).
    Bad - Commute is a PITA (though nowhere near as bad as other places I've worked). Other than that - nothing much really to moan about (though that doesn't stop me!). It's already the second longest I've ever worked anywhere so they must be doing something right!
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2011
    Certifications: A few
    WIP: None - f*** 'em
  19. JK2447
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    Job Role Wintel Technical Specialist
    Time there: 4 months
    Good: Pay. Training. Travel. Variety of customer accounts. Team mates. Proximity to home.
    Bad: Major problems whilst on call and in work the next day.
    Certifications: VCP4, VCP5, VCP6, VCP6.5, BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  20. westernkings

    westernkings Gigabyte Poster

    Job Role: Network Engineer
    Time there: 14 months
    Good: Pay, Appreciation from employer, working from home, traveling around the country meeting different customers makes for an interesting time. Being reasonably autonomous to provide the service I want.
    Bad: Not much too be honest, aside from a couple of frustrating things I really enjoy it.

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