I left a very fulfilling, creative, mechanical design drafting job in December of 2005 to pursue a job in IT for guess what-- the prospect of more money (I actually took a pay cut to get my foot in the door and the more money thing still hasn't happened!). The first 7-8 months were fine--I missed drawing pictures with AutoCAD and my friends, but I was learning a lot and kept relatively busy. Fast forward to the 15-month mark and I'm about ready to pull my hair out. I seriously have nothing to do as it a user-support type of position and my users do not need much supporting. I will add that this job is at a major university (read 'state employees') so people tend to be a little lazy. Everyone in my department is lazy and I am becoming the same way which I absolutely hate.
Don't get me wrong, I don't mind a slow week every once in a while but seven months of it is too much for me to take.
I've got an interview lined up for another IT job on campus but I'm wondering if it will be more of the same, just more money. It'* in systems support. I turned down another IT offer on campus in October because the interviewer actually told me it gets boring sometimes.
Luckily, my former employer told me to come back when there is an opening so I can always do that if I'd like.
So, are all IT jobs this boring?!! I'm just not used to sitting around waiting for stuff to break, so to speak.
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