I have a love/hate relationship with IT
Retired (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – January 29, 2016
A typical day for many IT professionals is deciding which fire to put out first. Working in IT I learned that computers, software, servers, and database are not immortal. At some point something will crash (and sometimes even burn) and will need immediate attention while still doing your day-to-day obligations. #Multitasking
Management (myself included) want answers the minute something goes down. What caused it? How long will it take to fix it? What can we do to prevent it from happening again? Same questions each time even before the software engineer can have time to analyze what the problem is. #Smile
Working for IBM I had the opportunity to work with people from around the globe. Yes, there are some language barriers but we managed quite well and have a lot of fun laughing at each other.
I love working with people of different nationalities. It's interesting to learn about the different customs and cultures. This is definitely the most enjoyable part of my job.
One thing you have to understand, while working in IT, is that it doesn't know the time or day. Systems don't just need your attention 8-5 M-F. And they seem to know when you just laid down to go to sleep. You have to understand that this is not an 8-5 M-F job but it's certainly worth it to be in this field.