In trade school atm. Wanna transfer to uni but calculus is hard. Either way it's really expensive and most IT jobs don't require a bachelors. Looking into computer and cellphone repair atm. Hoping for no drug tests
Keep over saturating the easy jobs senpai. I do wireless networking on a much grander scale. Climb towers, install residential, travel from Houston - Lubbock - Dallas - Austin. Started at 15$ and I'm at 20$ an hour 1 year later. Company take home truck. Everybody wants an office job sitting in front if a computer. Stop being a bitch and get some balls.
>>52640284 I'm not homeless and starving yet as my parents have yet to kick me out, but I'm not exactly desperate, I just stick to the same routine of applying for any jobs I'm somewhat qualified for, should be somewhere around application #768, I recently got an e-mail from home depot, and remember why I never get my hopes up, as they were responding to me about a job at a location 2-3 hours away by bus, and I could never get there reliably everyday.
>>52640747 I've weed whacked a mountain for 10 bucks before and spend most summers working a face paced job at my dad's workplace, it's just they only have work for me in the summers when everything picks up
I apply to everywhere and anywhere I can preferring closer spots when possibly, usually 1 hour by bus is about the limit for me, as no employer is going to bother hiring me anyways if I have to spend 2+ hours using public transportation to get to work
>>52640916 I'm not negative, I'm just realistic. I do need to acquire better acting skills so I don't directly come off as a Sociopathic autistic NEET, I usually just sit quietly and answer questions during interviews and attempt to dress decently
>>52640557 >hoping for no drug test IKTF, im working on campus and they don't give a shit, after I graduate though I'll more than likely have to stop for a month or so >>52640672 How'd you get on doing that? Field work regardless of what field is always much more fun.
>>52640672 >Started at 15$ and I'm at 20$ an hour 1 year later. That's not bad money, but I feel you are a bit underpaid for your market and line of work. It never hurts to shop around a little bit considering you have a year under your belt already.
(I'm the lead engineer on wireless for my firm, including outdoor stuff like that.)
not exactly desperate but if it would allow me to move out of my parents' house i'd be extremely happy, especially if it was to a big city even better if i don't lose interest and give up after two weeks
>>52642035 Yes. Mine had a job fair that included internships but to be considered you had to have spent 2 years at the uni and not be on your last year of university. Which made it impossible because I entered through an associates degree and switched to a bachelor's mid-way and missed the jobfair at the only year I could apply for the internship, which is stupid as fuck!
No one knows what you are supposed to do other than keep things working.
I manage a datacenter, using nagios to monitor everything, I get an email from nagios any time a system is offline/beyond a threshold I set and I will have it fixed before any of the engineers or users even notice.
I make sure to create a ticket for everything I fix before someone notices to actually show that I am actually doing something. When I first started my department was very reactive but I am proactive.
>>52642244 Sys admins are the healers of the working world. There is no way to go above and beyond at your job keeping the system running. Nobody realizes you're doing a poor job unless you catastrophically fail.
>>52642244 Don't listen to them. Some days or even weeks there isnt a lot of work, but when you actually have to work you get raped. Those guys are probably talking about the sysadmins who basically just oversee shit that has already been implemented. Unfortunately the term sysadmin gets thrown around for a plethora of different jobs and job duties, so don't think just because you get a sysadmin job automatically things are chill.
>>52642492 Of course anon, when I first started I spent a few months working 60+ hours a week (of real work) getting all this shit set up (backups, disaster recovery, monitoring).
If I feel like it I can take on a new project, but right now I don't feel like doing anything because it's the winter and during the winter I have low energy. And as such, I put about 5 hours a week while nothing is breaking.
Sometime in April I will probably implement puppet to provision vms faster.
Any good sysadmin knows you put all the effort up front to avoid doing work later.
>>52643660 Being socially retarded doesn't mean you can't into socializing. Just that you aren't comfortable with it because of stupid hobbies or stupid shit like being awful and not bathing and other stupid stuff. Get a job and actually worry about what people might think of you while not letting their present impression of you bother you that much as you change it into that of a normal human bean.
>>52643660 Didnt mean to sound like I'm bragging, I just don't agree with my tax money paying for stuff like that.
You dont need to be able to socialize to make money. You can literally find ways to make money working from home. Just think, you can be your own boss, and any communications you have can all be through email, which would be no different than you posting in here now.
>>52643868 Get one of those daylight lamps with your next welfare check. Then go get an adderall prescription. Then start doing work from home. Don't be lazy and quit wasting your life away. #yolo #yoloswag
>Graduated with a degree in CS 3 years ago. >Family situation prevented me from getting a job right away. >Situation is now resolved, but I lost my momentum. >Been NEET for 3 years. I'd really like to get a job, but I don't even know where to start now. My portfolio is pretty abysmal as well.
>>52643895 Learned helplessness is called learned helplessness because it was learned in a period where you were actually helpless. But that situation of helplessness has not changed, as opposed to the experiments with dogs where they did change the conditions.
Tryna get some advice. I have two offers and I'm having trouble deciding which, would love to hear the thoughts of others. Some context, I'm finishing up my third year of a CS major and the offers are for summer internships. After the internship I'd go back to school for fall and then graduate in the spring.
Offer A is from a small-to-medium-sized company in NYC. More established than a startup, but still has the startup feel. Similar to Dropbox. The workers seem fairly autonomous (everyone works on their own terms, at their own pace), which seems awesome. The company is considered one of the best places to work in NYC. The pay rate is $40/hr with a $1500 monthly housing allowance. These numbers seem very high. However, I realize the cost of living in NYC is much higher than the average city, and I don't really know how much to consider this factor. The turnover rate is very high, and I'd likely have to make a very good impression to get a return offer.
Offer B is from a large, established tech company, which isn't one of the "big 4". Think like Cisco. I have little to no idea of what to expect. Any reviews I can find are generally positive. The cost of living for this location is cheap, but the pay rate is closer to $23/hr, and there is a $6000 signing bonus. When I interviewed with these guys they seemed very enthusiastic about getting me on board and it seemed like I'd be able to transition to a full time role after I finish my last year of school.
As bad as it sounds, one of the big appeals to B for me is that the company probably won't hold you as accountable because of how big it is. I'll be more free to slack off when I want and work hard when I want, in contrast to company A, at which I'd feel pretty obligated to always work hard due to the small startup feel.
>>52640591 Good luck finding a job man. Most process eng roles in Canada are o&g based and your dollar is fucked with its tie to oil price currently. I'm fucked too as I'm in o&g in the UK and it's dying fast...
Just found out I got a job this morning :DDDD Applied for 1 job, had 1 interview, and got it. I'll have been out of work for about 4 months. I was picky because I wanted to get a job in my specific field of interest, but I had a good time not working. I don't know about everyone else, but taking a pay cut to work a job that I am interested in is well worth it. Let's just hope it's as interesting as I'm hoping. Good luck jobless /g/.
>>52647008 Look for junior positions and smaller companies that just want someone half-decent. I've been out of the loop for 4 years and I recently found something that isn't half bad. If you don't have a portfolio (or it isn't filled with anything significant looking), talk about your experiences instead. Go into details a bit, make it sound positive and important.
>>52647605 Personally I'd be inclined to do the NYC one just to live in NYC, get some extra cash (cost of living isn't that different when you get a huge housing allowance), have something that maybe looks better on the resume, and make some good connections. If they have housing set up, that'd be great, but you could maybe also room with some of the other interns. Get the housing scoped out before you accept an offer.
If you don't want to work there or don't get an offer, it still looks good on the resume and sounds like you might be able to get hired at the other company anyway. Offer B sounds more comfy if the work environment is less stressful/competitive, and it's a huge positive to be wanted by a company, but these aren't as important if it's only for the summer. Idk what type of person you are, but I would probably want to have a career with B while seriously considering an internship with A. The worst that can happen is that you learn you dislike the company/city/job where you intern.
>>52647815 Thanks for the words. A lot of what you said makes sense. I like the idea of A being a good place to intern, while B is a good place to work full time.
I am concerned that, if I decline this offer at B, I'll have trouble getting a full time offer there. I have this notion that they'll harbor ill will towards me because I declined them-- is this a rational fear?
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