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Old 03-17-2006, 06:01 PM   #1
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is the job market by everyone else as dead as it is here is Rochester, NY???


Man iv been looking for a IT/Computer type job that doesn't suck/isn't under paid for like 2 years now and cant find anything...
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we have a similar problem...
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IT? That'* your problem. Most major companies including Hewlett Packard are REDUCING and streamlining their IT departments, which is flooding the job market with 'junior' IT folks.

IT got too fat too fast, and most companies are trimming that fat now.
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IT? That'* your problem. Most major companies including Hewlett Packard are REDUCING and streamlining their IT departments, which is flooding the job market with 'junior' IT folks.

IT got too fat too fast, and most companies are trimming that fat now.
or they are out-sourcing to companies like IBM
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iv been looking for a IT/Computer type job that doesn't suck/isn't under paid for like 2 years now and cant find anything....
There'* no such IT job.
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IT? That'* your problem. Most major companies including Hewlett Packard are REDUCING and streamlining their IT departments, which is flooding the job market with 'junior' IT folks.

IT got too fat too fast, and most companies are trimming that fat now.
Yup, boom and bust. Like any other industry, just a lot faster.
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iv been looking for a IT/Computer type job that doesn't suck/isn't under paid for like 2 years now and cant find anything....
There'* no such IT job.
underpaid as in 10 bucks a hour or less . and suck as in a cube the size of a desktop PC and a work inviorment like a prison...
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iv been looking for a IT/Computer type job that doesn't suck/isn't under paid for like 2 years now and cant find anything....
There'* no such IT job.
underpaid as in 10 bucks a hour or less . and suck as in a cube the size of a desktop PC and a work inviorment like a prison...
theres a few around here..I could get you a job paying 15 easy.
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Being at either end of the age/experince spectrum in the IT industry, is not the best place to be right now. In the middle, with some sound technical background, and a good 8-10 years of business experience, you can still do fairly well.

After 15 years working with/for IBM and 15 years with Pfizer... I could go on for hours about who, what, where, and why of the "fat" and fatheads who compromised a more sane, steady growth in the industry. But that'* all bygone history.

If i were young in the industry right now, I would be looking for opportunities where the technical abilities are a secondary skillset to leverage expansion into another career path.

The numbers and business indications are just too compelling at this point
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IT is tough right now. Unless you're highly educated and experienced, the work is drying up. I feel bad for the college grads just starting out. The best advice I can give is to stay with the low paying jobs. That shows tenacity and that you're willing to gain the experience for low pay.

And for what it'* worth, we all think we're over worked and underpaid.....
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