Posted 17 December 2007 - 09:03 PM
The IT job guaranteed to drive you batty and into botany is the Help Desk.
All day long people call asking stupid (to me) questions like "why won't my computer work in the executive steamroom?" and "ever since I started keeping my collection of rare Earth magnets on my computer case, my PC's acted all funny".
A few days of keeping your cool under those conditions would make anyone reconsider that job over at the 7-11.
Then there's the type of person who actually thinks that they know more than me about computers, even though the schmuck couldn't turn a computer on if there was a big red button four feet across his desk that said in neon lights "Push Me To Surf for Porn"
No, the IT guy that lasts the longest is the guy who gets the cushy "Dedicated Executive Support" position. Not because the questions are any less inane or the users any less insane, but because you get paid four times as much as I do to hand hold the upper management through MS Outlook and find incriminating photographs on the CEO's hard drive with which you force said CEO to pay you more and transfer you to the office in the Bahamas where there aren't actually any computers but only a guy named Diego who brings you those drinks with the little umbrella in them meanwhile I get to explain, for the thirtieth time, why the CD drive tray is not a good place to put one's coffee cup...
Ah jeez I need a cigarette now...