A typical day in IT at Cisco, starts early and ends late, you are always connected. Is extremely fasted paced, with a steep learning curve, however that can be fun for a while. Hardest part of the job was the politics, favoritism at the junior to middle management level is difficult to stomach as they have turned favored individual contributors into managers, which doesn't always translate to good management. Most enjoyable part of the job is the people you work with.
long hours, health care is becoming extremely expensive