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Old 04-02-2007, 07:48 PM   #1
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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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we have a few IT guys in here.
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Well I don't have an IT position yet (i'm still at Computer information Technology student) I'd immagin that it all depends on the place where you work. I have a friend who has a cad design job and he HATES it. Says its the most boring job he'* ever had.
 
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Go back to design and drafting. The IT people are the grumpiest in my company.
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the company i worked for b4 i came to FLA... they usta play mmorpg all day long...

but we would try to make the system crash or go into the computer room and pley lets see what this wire does!!!!

but the software where ran had a calculator built into it... to figure out interest rates and yeild and stuffs like that.. we got to try the e^pie minus pie joke on them... you might be able to get away with it once.. but only once... and if ya do get away with it they will hate you FOREVER!!!! but oh is it so freaking funny!!!
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I have been in the IT department at a major law firm here for 7 years now. Me and 5 other guys support 700 users computers, phones, printers...And not to mention A/V needs. We also have a floor dedicated to conference rooms. There are 50" plasmas and video conferencing controlled by wireless touch panels....its a tech geek nightmare or dream job depending on the day.
My advice to you is find another company to work at if you like IT stuff.
I am not at my desk much at all. NOT boring<<<<

Every day is different and I meet many people.
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I support students, staff and faculty. Rollouts, motherboard replacements, image creation, A/V requests, software installs, upgrades, etc. It runs smoothly however so there isn't much to do. I don't get to be creative either. That is the biggest thing I miss about drafting. Seeing what you created from scratch at the end of the project. I have drawings at home that I took wtih me and still look at them sometimes wondering how in the heck I was able to draw something so detailed.

Yah, perhaps I should at least give another IT job a chance before returning to drafting. If that one sucks too, I may have my answer.
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Yah, perhaps I should at least give another IT job a chance before returning to drafting. If that one sucks too, I may have my answer.
That would be fair.
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Judging by the amount of schoolwork my roommate (IT major) and other IT majors do, I can't see how they even need to go to college for their job. In the last 4 weeks I have not seen my roommate do 20 minutes of homework. That has to say something
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