>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.
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.
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.
is actually good advice. Maybe get a part time job, and look for a better job while you work there.
>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.
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.
>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
>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.
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.
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.
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.
>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.
>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...
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.
>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.
>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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Still beats what I'm at right now, and I'll go for others once I get a job.
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.
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.