Pros: i work with the most secure operating system on the planet. i enjoy being able to work remotely
Cons: outages that could have been avoided if a little sweat equity was employed.
My typical day begins with a review of project assignments and prioritization of those projects balanced with the operational issues in production. Operations staff was cut so I am now doing that work as well as project management.
I have learned how important it is to balance my workload.
I can thrive in a very large global computing environment.
All of my coworkers are top notch experienced IT workers that suffer from the same workload balancing act.
I have been working in IT since 1982 after 6 years in the US Navy.
My career spans all aspects of the IT infrastructure and telecommunications. The hardest part of my job is watching folks make the same mistakes repeatedly, and as a consultant, try to change the culture from reactive crisis management to that of proactive , high quality service and technical support.
To CompuCom, I am a warm 98.6 filling a 2 year contract position.
Not a valuable employee that has a family and himself to take care of. No connection to the contributions made to the companies success. None whatsoever. The client I work for is the client. I'm the consultant. If I succeed. They succeed and vice versa. It would be fine if that success was recognized or acknowledged in some way.
Everyone else is told what a great job they did on a project. I never got thanked by anyone. I was up at 2AM as well.
Information technology is the most fun job. You always have something new to learn. There is never a shortage on new problems to solve.