10 dirty little secrets you should know about working in IT

Posted: October 10, 2007 in IT, Secret, Work

TechRepublic’s Jason Hiner reveals some of I would say hilarious but astonishingly true secrets of working in IT. From bursting the bubble of newbies wanting to play with cutting edge gear to explaining how techies cover their butts by confounding business managers with technical jargon, Jason provides the inside view in to the real life of an IT professional. Life isn’t as easy as it may seem. The list is as follows:-

10.) The pay in IT is good compared to many other professions, but since they pay you well, they often think they own you.

9.) It will be your fault when users make silly errors.

8.) You will go from goat to hero and back again multiple times within any given day.

7.) Certifications won’t always help you become a better technologist, but they can help you land a better job or a pay raise.

6.) Your nontechnical co-workers will use you as personal tech support for their home PCs.

5.) Vendors and consultants will take all the credit when things work well and will blame you when things go wrong.

4.) You’ll spend far more time babysitting old technologies than implementing new ones.

3.) Veteran IT professionals are often the biggest roadblock to implementing new technologies.

2.) Some IT professionals deploy technologies that do more to consolidate their own power than to help the business.

1.) IT pros frequently use jargon to confuse nontechnical business managers and hide the fact that they screwed up.

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