Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by redballlizard, Feb 3, 2017.
so im going to eventually go to school for i.t and wondering what it like working in it. thanks.
turning things off and on again
Got into IT to study it after having left school for a few years, I tested well, knew my shit and was put instantly into an accelerated class (my peers were around 18-20 years old and i was in the netherlands) which means i was doing 2 years worth of schooling in 8 months. anyway the first few years of IT are easy, people that were a year and two years ahead of me couldn't explain in depth what a virus was or how to properly remove them because all they had to do to pass was memorize the question that would come up in the exams and know how to build a PC. getting your diploma is easy and it won't challenge you.
Don't go into It if you are planning to be tech support because it will bore you, study until you can get a high level IT related job.
have you watched the show "IT crowd"? yeah tech support is like that just less fun, so dont settle until you get somewhere higher up.
If you are thinking of going into IT aim high and dont settle until you've reached it.
Ive since left IT its not for me, I enjoy IT as an hobby but constantly fixing IT-related shit is no fun. dealing with customers that are never satisfied is no fun, and when they break something or get a virus afterwards because of something they did, you might get the blame for it.
also all of your friends, family, co-workers and even acquaintances will ask you for help whenever something is wrong. I've given up a lot of my free time helping people out, and yeah that's great but getting asked week in week out to fix their shit is tiring.
Sorry but your question is pretty broad because it comes down to if you're going to be working in programming, hardware, and or administration. I worked as a network developer for quite sometime and at the end of the day you need to have a lot of patience to deal with people who will lie through their teeth just to make themselves appear less stupid. Know where you want your studies to take you and make sure you have done internships before your schooling is complete. Otherwise it can be a bit more difficult trying to secure work.
There are a ton of other factors that can be a large game changer such as IT and security clearances. If you can get a job that even pays crap but is willing to grant you a secret of higher security clearance take it as those are worth a helluva lot. I have friends who had security clearances that took on contract work in the middle east and spoke of persons getting as little as 100k USD for junior administrative roles and over 500k with signing bonuses for much more advanced roles. At the end of the day you just need to have a plan and not get lost in the maze. Their are a ton of certification programs for different things and some of them aren't worth anything at all.
Do you have an idea what direction you'd like to go?
I was thinking working with networking trouble shooting I am terrible as a programmer so. seems overwhelming. @
datsunguy what are you into now that you are out of i.t
If anyone tries to pull the friends & family card out on me, I just charge them double.
I've heard it's really boring- even if the money is good.
I HATE I.T. with a passion, useless morons with sh*t for brains expect you to fix everything in under 10 mins. Having to explain everything as you would to a 5 year old child gets annoying super quick. I quit years ago, and will never go back.
what are you doing whatsaspp now?
I have a few ongoing projects. I am a firm believer in not putting all your eggs in one basket. I have a few projects which need only a little intervention and mostly run on auto-pilot and a couple which take up most of my focus.
Dont have any personal experience working in that but from what ive heard there are definitely better jobs again it all depends of what you want to end up doing.
as to what im doing now is a bit of IM working with the end goal of making a steady income from that and setting up a successful automotive site, But first steady income from Instagram. lol
If that were to definitely be a dead end, I'm also looking into getting into the automotive industry specifically classic car restoration. like whatsapp said
I won't be risking it all on just one thing. either way im going to be doing something with cars. Rather be doing something I love even if it didn't earn that well than be stuck doing something I hate, for now im in a position to make that choice.
You just need to consider what you are doing, IT isnt for everyone and its something you will likely be doing for a very long time. There are of course definitely people that enjoy it but not all do.
hmmm its hard.
Stop looking at internet porn then.
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