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>Be in IT job >Always feel tired, have almost no motivation

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>Be in IT job
>Always feel tired, have almost no motivation to advance myself, never come in on time and its already been accepted as a habit
>Body aches and pains, have had a foot problem ever since I started and it wont go away
>Get thrown 2-3 projects at a time on something that I have no knowledge about. Have no motivation to work on them and feel as if every project is an impossible task.
>Boss is constantly yelling at me, berating me for things that i did not think about before even knowing what to expect.
>Feel like quitting everyday, finally had a task where I fell flat on the floor and it ended up being a disaster.

Should I quit, or is every IT job like this? Maybe IT isn't the right field for me, but I wouldn't know what other field I could get into apart from IT right now.
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Work IT for a smaller, dumber, less demanding establishment like a store or a school.
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>>47664092
>IT for a school
Pros:
Just plugging shit in all day
Cons:
Kids breaking everything
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>>47664051
lel omg. thaas me!

did your scooter break down too?
are you afraid to spend the money you save too?!


i would just do it until THEY say something, don't make any rash decisions. thats what i learn.
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>>47664204
Already saw a resume come into our support email from someone with much more experience than me.


I may as well quit while I'm ahead.
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1. Don't quit until you have a new job lined up
2. Start applying for jobs now. If you get an offer, you are not obligated to take it.
3. You are surrounded by negativity (your boss). If you feel depressed, it's not your fault. You need to remove yourself from the negative environment and surround yourself with positive people.
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>>47664092
is actually good advice. Maybe get a part time job, and look for a better job while you work there.
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>>47664129
>Kids breaking everything
Can't be as bad as when we were kids. My fellow students were always stealing the mouse balls.
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>>47664272
>1. Don't quit until you have a new job lined up

At the cost of what, my sanity? My Foot? My back since I have to carry a ton of shit during on-site visits?


>2. Start applying for jobs now. If you get an offer, you are not obligated to take it.

Can try this, but I'm not sure how much longer I can bear this job.

>3. You are surrounded by negativity (your boss). If you feel depressed, it's not your fault. You need to remove yourself from the negative environment and surround yourself with positive people.

My desk is located right outside my boss' office.
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>>47664334
I mean if you're okay not getting a paycheck, then sure, job search while being unemployed.
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Do you know how many people there are that would kill for an IT job? Sure its shitty and tiring but it's better than sitting in a hot kitchen working the frialators. The grass is always greener on the other side.
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Stop being such a somber cunt for no reason. Find some motivation or move on
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>mfw when people scrambling for scraps at 15$ an hour while i make slightly less than they do on welfare but 100% free time

>stay pleb dumb workerbees
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>>47664404
>Do you know how many people there are that would kill for X job?

Said everyone tho hasn't worked X job.

>but it's better than sitting in a hot kitchen working the frialators

If i could make the same flipping burgers as in my IT job, I would flip burgers.
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>>47664051
If you're commuting more than 30 miles to this job, see if you can fix your commute first.

Besides that you need to make some time to exercise, at least get a standing desk and stop eating at your desk. (Walk somewhere and eat at least.)
Can't help you with your boss though.
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>>47664561
6-mile commute in public transportaiton. Takes an hour to get to work.

Normal shifts are from 9-5, but sometimes I have to end my days at 6 or 7.

Then the boss wants me to do additional research during my off hours on tech that we can use in the office.
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>>47664705
It's simple, if you don't like doing it, then don't.
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>>47664705
Get a bike! You can bike 6 miles in much less than an hour. Maybe not in the winter but that will make you feel a MASSIVE amount better and you won't have to deal with the vagaries of the bus schedule.
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>>47664051
quit and get a masters degree
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>>47664705

>6 miles
>one hour

holy shit get a vehicle
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>>47664439
enjoy your friday neet ;)
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>>47664439
Bitch we're the reason you can do that.
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>IT

That's what you get for not choosing CS.
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>>47664051
just be a contractor it guy get paid by the hour.
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>>47664317
>My fellow students were always stealing the mouse balls.
Every school I went to

This enraged all the teachers and got us upgrades. After that everyone stole the 20ft long EN cords.
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>>47664317
oh god, my classmates would take out the mouse balls and wip them around the class...
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>>47664051
>Maybe IT isn't the field for me

Let's be clear here: you work in a helpdesk or do remote desktop support? It's hard to consider that IT because you make no money. Your real problem is that you make no money, probably because you don't have the right skills. If you were spending all day administrating Exchange/AD/SCCM environments or maintaining DHCP shit or whatever you wouldn't be complaining. So let's get that str8...
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nice blog you boring cunt
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>>47665024
At $32k/Yr, I do help desk support, remote desktop support, and on-site support.
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>>47664914
>CS
at least IT doesn't get outsourced
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>>47665072
>At $32k/Yr

And? You need to say more. If you're dissing me that's fine but I have no idea what your point is...
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>>47665072
>$32k/Yr
Jesus get a job somewhere else you're severely underpaid.
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>>47665091
>At least IT doesn't get outsourced

What are you talking about? Name a huge corporation that doesn't outsource all of there serious remote desktop infrastrucutre...
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>>47665072
man that's easy money, I manage DHCP clients and blade centers also a whole bunch of other things, you just have to tell people they are retarded for not knowing how to turn on their computers and shit.
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>>47665100
>Jesus get a job

And that was my point, except s/he may not have the skills to go elsewhere (yet) ((hopefully, yet))
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>>47665118
>man that's easy money

lulz
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>>47665118
>Easy money
>Have to go to clients and fix their issues while they bitch in the background about why you're spending so much time trying to fix it.
>Sometimes its a setup where we only had a couple days of notice in order to make a plan of action.


Maybe its the company that I work for or the people that I work with, but it feels like such a shitty job for $32k/yr. Meanwhile my friend is taking apart computers and selling parts on ebay for the same pay.
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>>47664334
>My desk is located right outside my boss' office.

He means quit your job anon. Nobody deserves to take shit from a shitty boss day in day out. Unless you're an idiot.

If you're not an idiot, find a new job ASAP cos your current situation is poisonous. Good luck.
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>>47665212
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>>47665212
hold on i'll buy you some tampons.
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>>47665212
I'm making exactly 32k a year and I feel rich as hell. My job is not too bad, but then again I do enjoy fixing computer issues for our people. Bought a new car.. gonna buy a house here soon.

I do live in Colorado Springs, though. I think cost of living is pretty low here.
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>>47665709
NYC here, I could probably buy a car (used), but a house is out of the question here.

Can't even move out of Mom's apartment because a studio apartment is $2000+/mo.
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>>47665765
Jesus fuck that's insane..

I'm in a 2-bedroom apartment right now for 525 a month. House will be about 800-1000 a month. Car payment is currently 350 a month.

my advice is to move here and get paid the same shit.
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>>47665765
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>>47664888

just gonna be enjoying some opiates that you paid for this friday. thanks, someone has to do the dirty work im just glad it isnt me
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>>47664905
This.
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>>47664051

I work in a service desk and feel the same way OP, but my manager is super chill though, but I know he hates me. Currently looking around for jobs, going to call in "sick" soon I hope.
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>>47664051
I wanna be in IT soon, what do I need to be in IT?
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>>47666332
certifications like security+ Linux+ ccna a bs in cs or it or past job experience... then apply for a job.
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>>47666332
IT is shit. Go CS
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>>47664051
>Be in an IT job
Stopped reading there
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>>47666332
Having an A+ cert and a Network+ cert is good enough for most Entry-level IT jobs. Also some experience would be nice, especially in a corporate setting.

Of course it pays shit compared to programming, but its also not as hard to get into. Your biggest challenge will be working with people and getting them to follow your instructions.
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>>47666477
Exactly how much do certifications matter? I'm working on studying for my A+ right now. I'm working at a retail helpdesk currently, so I've got some vaguely IT experience. Will that cert make it a lot easier to get a better job, or is experience valued far more? Shit, man, I don't know dick about jobs.
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>Want to get into IT
>A+ studying beyond boring
Are all the exams just memory games?
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>>47664705
>2 hours commute, 2.5-3 hour commute back home
>10 hour shifts
At least I'll get work experience....
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>>47666560
Experience is probably valued more, especially if you have a lot of it, but Certs do help, and make you look like a much more professional employee.

Still, all the certs in the world won't help you on knowing every single damn thing that you'll encounter in IT.
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>>47666575
>A+
Enjoy your salary cap of 30k
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>>47666619
Dude as a 20year old that's more than enough. My mother is 40 years old and has been living off a 35k a year job for 10 years. I'll be doing better than her so that's good enough for me.
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I get the feeling getting certs is an american thing, or not getting them is a north european thing. Because I've never met anyone below the age of 35 with a cert that didn't get it as part of a bachelor's degree. Most people seem to get them from work.
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>>47666666
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>>47666654
Nigga, I'm 23 making 74k. Learn Cyber security, it's quite fulfilling if you're really into computers.

>Network+
>Security+
>GIAC
>CISM
>CISSP
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>>47666619
I have an A+ as my highest qualification. My salary is 50k. Granted that's about the max it will ever get with only an A+, which is why I'm going back to school.
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>>47666619
Still beats what I'm at right now, and I'll go for others once I get a job.
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>>47666666
nigga you what
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>>47666666
>>47666666
SHHHHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIT
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>>47666666
That's probably because Europe still has strong free higher education. Unfortunately socialism is not sustainable with open borders.
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>>47666666

>hexa-sixes

I had to learn this the hard way as a younger IT drone, but you are in charge of your career, and must actively manage it or it, and you, will crash and burn.

Identify the signs that you are stagnating or that your job is in trouble, and act.

Now. Figure out what you want to do next, call recruiters, update your resume and get off your ass. Make a move, get a raise, find a job with more challenge.

Trust me - you'll be very glad you did.
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>>47666666

Thank you based anon
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>>47666725
Well it's kind of obvious, even if you do get a cert paid for by your company they won't pay you a dime until you actually pass the exam, and you'll have to study on your spare time.

But I've met more people who climbed higher due to first suffering in 1st Line that I've met people who surfed in on certs.
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Go to the doctor, you have diabetes
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im in school for IT right now. These threads on /g/ always terrify me
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