I can't believe I was ever hesitant to get into IT

I can't believe I was ever hesitant to get into IT

>Sit around on my phone/pc all day
>Apply updates to servers and computers
>Build and setup replacement pcs
>Do break-fix type jobs as needed
>Able to find a spot to hide away from people and no one questions it

Most of you robots probably grew up on the computer so this shit will be second nature to you. Try it out

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I've grown up on the computer and my mum practically foisted me into a software engineering course. Everyone else there barring one was a complete normalfag and the coding was boring and difficult, with a new, arduous sequence of large projects being forced on me every single week to finish for the next. I dropped out and the pressure fell off a cliff in its relation.

I want a cushy IT job so bad.

But the market is so fucking over-saturated for this very reason and competition is extremely high.
Even getting an entry level position is a crap shoot.
Maybe one day ill have that cushy IT job, but probably not any time soon.

also want to add that I hate your fucking OP image.

It's fucking stupid and very NOT comfy. Who the fuck thinks sitting like that actually feels good

Production level type stuff is probably more for me if I ever get the motivation to work more, I used some c++ in my engineering courses at cooleg but making calculators over and over again made me want to kms. But I'm thankful that there was a job to fall back on. Who knew jobs had enough computer illiterates to literally have someone babysit them?

>grew up with computer
>use one for 13+ hours every day
>still need to google everything
>still type very slowly
just end me

Right now I work for a third party company that administers for multiple businesses. Local govt primarily, with some basic compTIA and network+ as well as building my own computer all on a resume I got in surprisingly. A lot of local offices probably need a sysadmin more than they realize. Never give up user!

Imagine spending your entire life using a device and not understanding how it works on a basic level.

There's people here than unironically think CPU's deal with 1's and 0's, not realising they're just symbols representing high and low voltages.

to be fair most people don't understand how their hearts work either

It's okay user. Googling everything is 80 percent of the work I have to do when I have to fix something

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We need a lot of IT people in belgium its a job in shortage and I think its the same for all europe. Maybe it would be the same in the USA if you didn't immigrate millions of pajeets to do the job

I didnt have a computer until I was a man and could buy one for myself. Still not very tech saavy.

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>There's people here than unironically think CPU's deal with 1's and 0's, not realising they're just symbols representing high and low voltages.
There is unironically nothing wrong with this perspective. You will get laughed at if you begin explaining circuits when you should be explaining logic.

I've worked with Indian software developers that never touched a computer until 4 years before I met them and they were pretty good (relatively). Sometimes starting from scratch is an advantage

I did for 15 years and burnt out. It's exhausting to deal with these fucks. Worst part is when tou have to crouch under their desks, it's filthy like you couldn't imagine.

>he didn't build his computer

At least building a computer is slowly becoming less worth it than buying prefab.

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Dude tech is severely underpaid in most of Western EU compared to US. We have a shortage because most people are moving away from EU instead of moving into it. Also outsourcing is done in EU as well, we just offshore the jobs instead of sending pajeets into our places (no place for them since we're too busy importing sandniggers anyway)

In an average CS education you don't even learn about anything more than boolean math & logic, so I'm not surprised.

Surprisingly haven't had too many filthy desks but have had plenty of space heaters under them instantly blast me

i just got accepted into comp engineering user, hopefully i end up like you and hopefully it actually pays well

This is how it should be - the people that insist that Computing Science courses should include practical aspects such as programming and hardware fundamentally misunderstand what it is as a subject.

Please stop. I dont want more robots in this field.

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Excuse me what? Wtf kind of bonobo CS education are you talking about? The only thing we severely missed out on was bit manipulation / bitwise operators (and pointer logic since we didn't learn C++ or older). Boolean and math is most of what programming is, did they only write pseudocode on paper?

I'm glad to hear it!! Are you aiming for production type stuff with hardware/software or sysadmin type stuff?

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People who like getting blood clots in their legs like that woman evidently does.

Every job in underpaid compared to the us because we're taxed way more but IT can pay very very well. Cushy jobs will not pay a lot even though it will not be a low wage job but that would be the same in USA

wtf people bring heaters in the office?

In every municipality we have under contract theres at least one middle aged or older woman with a space heater under her desk with her shoes off.

My friend in Maryland just got an IT job at NSA and all she does so far is write audits for all the buildings in her complex with computers she makes 60k starting out and this is her first REAL JOB.

I actually did build a PC. That isnt hard, its just there is a lot I dont know because I didnt grow up with them before everything was spoonfed to you.

It wasn't hard for me until I got to wiring the USB ports and buttons on the tower itself haha. The manual for my MB was not very specific on which connections were for ports or buttons.

IT pays well but this doesn't have to do with tax, this has to do with EU putting way more value on people that talk rather than perform. Netherlands in particular is notorious for this, if you outearn your manager, you're basically crossing a taboo, despite the fact there are more people capable of being a manager than people capable of being a programmer so there's no economical reason to earn less than your manager besides socio-economical reasons (ergo, idiots who allow themselves to be underpaid). That's also part of why freelance programmers can sometimes increase their gross salary by up to 3.5x, and easily net a 2x-2.5x increase in net wage compared to their wagie brethren. The stats are hard to find willy-nilly, the best way you can compare is by using the median salary and compare it to the median salary of an IT person in each country and in the US, programmers earn much more median comparatively.
Just as an anecdote, I work at a company where someone shitting words on Word and making super poor illustrations all day without actually producing anything is considered to be my equal in pay and would grow equally if it weren't for me pulling the company's legs. In IT you're already being expected to be more and more social while still having the galaxy brain of an introverted autist, two traits that massively contrast and are rare to master, yet because most have endured being underpaid, you now have to fight for a salary truly on your level and you might still get weird looks. Then you get an offer from US for 3-4x your pay and your COL increase by maybe 1.5x and you only need to show your tech skills. You can't have both a brain drain and a shortage specifically in IT and say "well its not the pay lmao that's everyone", one of those things doesn't line up. The reality of the shortage is that they want to be push the wages down further so instead of hiring Pajeet, they can hire Bob for the same price who can speak the company's language.

I should ask my boss for the training course in Microsoft Azure. I'm sure azure AD and hosting domains isn't hard but I wanna know what kinda stuff the course might expect me to design or program.

definitely sysadmin stuff, im more into coding than hardware in general
I would have went down the compsci route but my parents want me to have a more respectable title