your job

This is a discussion on your job within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; after reading and new stores everyday about the tech sector, how is your job? are you employed(sorry if offensive)? what ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    913

    your job

    after reading and new stores everyday about the tech sector, how is your job?

    are you employed(sorry if offensive)? what is your job(programmer, code monkey, sys admin, network b*tch)do you like you job/company? how much do you make(sorry if offensive)? what is your cost of living?

    im just trying to see how bad it really is.

  2. #2
    Registered User TravisS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    536
    what job.... well, I was/am a subcontractor through a rather large company. We do warranty work on nearly every brand of computers, with the exception of Dell and Gateway.

    It was doing very, very well. I was working 5 days a week, sometimes there was even too much work forcing us to work Saturday's. It was a very good job. Easy, fun, and paid pretty well, roughly $15/hr though it was a flat per house rate, so some days I could make upwards of $40/hour, some only about $8/hour. My cost of living is ~ $800/month, and I was making a bit more than double that during the good times.

    The company we contract out to lost a very large portion of our main contractors, Best Buy. Went from working a little over 200 computers a month, to less than 30...

    I'm going in for an interview at Burger King tommorow, and Walmart on Friday.... dear lord this sucks.

  3. #3
    Banned frenchfry164's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    1,552
    I work at home. I'm what you could call tech support / odd-job technician. I basically help my clueless co-workers with simple tasks such as showing them how to adjust resolution or screen savers. When business is going slow here at home, I am assigned to the lawn mower, or weed trimming. A lot of the time I serve as a dog watcher for my boss.

  4. #4
    Pursuing knowledge confuted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    1,916
    You have co-workers at home? *confused*
    Away.

  5. #5
    Crazy Fool Perspective's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    2,640
    im a programmer/research assistant at my university (just for the summer) i get paid pretty well and my job is very interesting. im going into my 3rd year next year.

  6. #6
    Banned frenchfry164's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    1,552
    blackrat> you didn't get the joke. My family are my co-workers, my dad's the evil boss, get it?

  7. #7
    It's full of stars adrianxw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    4,831
    I am a software engineer working on Earth stations for satellite control. I liked my company until quite recently. The development of our new generation stations is just about over and they are shortly to begin deploying them arouns the world. Members of the development team were asked to go on site to assist with integration - this was not in our contracts. We were told, you will go, or you can leave. I'm going.

    The IT sector is in a big depression right now, so I have no idea when/if I will find something else. Career change maybe.
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    913
    We were told, you will go, or you can leave. I'm going.
    sorry to ask but why? you said your 1st job is done so you will only be doing the 2nd, is the 2nd that bad?

  9. #9
    Registered /usr
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Newport, South Wales, UK
    Posts
    1,255
    Originally posted by adrianxw
    Members of the development team were asked to go on site to assist with integration - this was not in our contracts. We were told, you will go, or you can leave. I'm going.
    Are trade unions banned in Denmark or isn't there a good one for software engineers? Throw some bald, fat, loud militants at them

  10. #10
    and the Hat of Clumsiness GanglyLamb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    between photons and phonons
    Posts
    1,109
    I just read an article in a newspaper wich told that within 5 years there might be more work in the IT sector then there are ppl to fill in this kind of job.
    (notice the <<might>> above)
    Not that i totally trust experts but it means something...

    I want to study to get a ICT thingy (dunnno the exact word), but my mom is always saying dont study anything in that kind of sector because they are pqving the streets with IT people.

  11. #11
    Banned frenchfry164's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    1,552
    More and more people are going into the IT field, because they see other people getting paid a lot for it. I don't plan on going into IT. My dream job would be to be a programmer at a gaming company, like Bethesda, or Blizzard. I don't want to get into console development too much, although a lot of companies are making games that are cross-platform.

    If I can't work at a gaming company, I'd like to work somewhere like nVIDIA.

  12. #12
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    913
    how about the really nerd jobs, like embeded work? it sounds like theres a zillion visual basic/html guys and lot of a c++-ers what about assembly?

    any skills useful? what has worked for you?

    with the 5 years part, why wouldnt we need more? the year maybe off alittle but eventually we have to get rid of cobol and make some new assembly programs. im not sure, but what about the basics in some ics(i forgot what its really called, i dont mean microprocesors) or opcodes?

    thanks for the replies

  13. #13
    Banned frenchfry164's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    1,552
    I can do basic x86 ASM. The most I've done is a bootloader and a little kernel.

  14. #14
    Hamster without a wheel iain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    1,385
    though still a student i have just finished my job as tech support for a university and am starting work next work as technical support and programmer.
    Monday - what a way to spend a seventh of your life

  15. #15
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    913
    The most I've done is a bootloader and a little kernel.
    you make it sound like its just a little thing!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. crazy pipe/fork
    By fortune2k in forum C Programming
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-13-2009, 11:28 AM
  2. Totally confused on assigment using linked lists
    By Uchihanokonoha in forum C++ Programming
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-05-2008, 03:49 PM
  3. a VB.NET job
    By Brain Cell in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 05-09-2005, 06:41 PM
  4. I can't find a job.
    By Cheeze-It in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 06-29-2003, 08:35 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21