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I'm A Computer Technician And I Make As Much As A Security Guard

 
Anonymous Coward
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11/22/2012 09:43 AM
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I'm A Computer Technician And I Make As Much As A Security Guard
Screw this industry...
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11/22/2012 09:46 AM

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And it's because computers are more common than security guards.

Almost everyone has one.

Think about it.

And then there is the fact that really smart people that use computers can assemble and fix their own.

Think about that too.
"Everybody lies."
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11/22/2012 09:49 AM
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And it's because computers are more common than security guards.

Almost everyone has one.

Think about it.

And then there is the fact that really smart people that use computers can assemble and fix their own.

Think about that too.
 Quoting: G. House


What in the world are you talking about, does the average person set up a network in a 3 story building?
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11/22/2012 09:50 AM
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Re: I'm A Computer Technician And I Make As Much As A Security Guard
And it's because computers are more common than security guards.

Almost everyone has one.

Think about it.

And then there is the fact that really smart people that use computers can assemble and fix their own.

Think about that too.
 Quoting: G. House


What in the world are you talking about, does the average person set up a network in a 3 story building?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24731549


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Screw this industry...
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I'm with you. I worked for a very large global company in an enterprise datacenter for almost 7 years and now I'm answering phones for a small copier company.
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11/22/2012 09:51 AM
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Screw this industry...
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I'm with you. I worked for a very large global company in an enterprise datacenter for almost 7 years and now I'm answering phones for a small copier company.
 Quoting: LightOfZen


Socialism, for a non skilled country of farmers
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11/22/2012 09:51 AM
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Re: I'm A Computer Technician And I Make As Much As A Security Guard
Yes. The security guards at my company make as much or more than the field service technicians. It's truly ridiculous. And the guards do not carry any weapons.
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11/22/2012 09:52 AM
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You need to become an IT contractor.... doh!

Thats where the money is...
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11/22/2012 09:54 AM
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Could be worse. You could have been born in poverty in a third world nation.
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11/22/2012 09:55 AM
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that's because the skill is now quite common. a decade ago the industry needed network techs badly, so half the planet ran out and at least attempted to get certified. a surplus of at least passably skilled workers drives down the pay for the position. should have learned HVAC, or become a CAM machinist
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11/22/2012 09:56 AM
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Screw this industry...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24731549


Save your money, go and learn about PLC's and "Ladders"

You'll earn shitloads
G. House

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Re: I'm A Computer Technician And I Make As Much As A Security Guard
And it's because computers are more common than security guards.

Almost everyone has one.

Think about it.

And then there is the fact that really smart people that use computers can assemble and fix their own.

Think about that too.
 Quoting: G. House


What in the world are you talking about, does the average person set up a network in a 3 story building?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24731549


Really smart people are average?

The company I work for doesn't have a 3 story building but we did install all our computers and our video camera system and networks ourselves.

We've NEVER had a "computer technician" come in for any of it.
"Everybody lies."
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11/22/2012 09:58 AM
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Could be worse. You could have been born in poverty in a third world nation.
 Quoting: Quagmire


bumpAt least someone least someone has perspective.
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11/22/2012 09:59 AM
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Screw this industry...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24731549


Save your money, go and learn about PLC's and "Ladders"

You'll earn shitloads
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Where? China?
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11/22/2012 10:00 AM
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Re: I'm A Computer Technician And I Make As Much As A Security Guard
some guy had a thread going awhile back. he just graduated with a 4 yr IT degree and after job hunting for 6 months, the most he could find was $10 an hour.
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11/22/2012 10:02 AM

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I'm an IT department director and probably make about the same OP. you chose this career be happy and thankful.

If you are gonna bitch tho, why not tell our readers how you spend 6 hours a night reading and learning new technologies. How you found an old laptop and loaded it with Windows 8 Beta 6 months ago and are still trying to figure out why certain programs your users need won't work on the fucking thing. Or about how you had to get up at 3 am last week and go reboot the file server.

Pay is the least of my bitches about our career. Lol
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Could be worse. You could have been born in poverty in a third world nation.
 Quoting: Quagmire


bumpAt least someone least someone has perspective.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24090746


Yeah he makes total sense, they send our jobs to third world countries where they sit on phone in huts and try to answer technical questions.

Lots of sense there.
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some guy had a thread going awhile back. he just graduated with a 4 yr IT degree and after job hunting for 6 months, the most he could find was $10 an hour.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23011194


Learn JAVA become a programmer & enter the contract market.

Loads of contracts about... $500 - $1200 a DAY!
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some guy had a thread going awhile back. he just graduated with a 4 yr IT degree and after job hunting for 6 months, the most he could find was $10 an hour.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23011194


If he was in a southern state, makes total sense. I'm going to start a religion, thats where all the money is lol
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11/22/2012 10:07 AM
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I am surprised you make nearly as much as a security guard. Those guys/gals are the bomb.
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You need to become an IT contractor.... doh!

Thats where the money is...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28238942


IT's where it WAS, now that's waning as well. Get a Network+ certification, then move into a Security+ certification, and at that point you'll know exactly what you want to specialize in, and your income will shoot up to 100K.

NOBODY makes money changing hard drives anymore.
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Re: I'm A Computer Technician And I Make As Much As A Security Guard
Could be worse. You could have been born in poverty in a third world nation.
 Quoting: Quagmire


bumpAt least someone least someone has perspective.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24090746


Yeah he makes total sense, they send our jobs to third world countries where they sit on phone in huts and try to answer technical questions.

Lots of sense there.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24731549


Look man, IT folks are like hookers. When you want one you go buy one. They are everywhere.
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11/22/2012 10:09 AM
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Could be worse. You could have been born in poverty in a third world nation.
 Quoting: Quagmire


bumpAt least someone least someone has perspective.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24090746


Yeah he makes total sense, they send our jobs to third world countries where they sit on phone in huts and try to answer technical questions.

Lots of sense there.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24731549


Look man, IT folks are like hookers. When you want one you go buy one. They are everywhere.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24090746


And thats why hardware lasts 3 months before burning out now days
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11/22/2012 10:10 AM
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Lets face reality here.

If you were any good at IT yoy would be rolling in $$$.

The fact you are not indicates you aren't any good.


hfhfhf
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11/22/2012 10:11 AM
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bumpAt least someone least someone has perspective.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24090746


Yeah he makes total sense, they send our jobs to third world countries where they sit on phone in huts and try to answer technical questions.

Lots of sense there.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24731549


Look man, IT folks are like hookers. When you want one you go buy one. They are everywhere.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24090746


And thats why hardware lasts 3 months before burning out now days
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24731549

We live in a disposable society. Shit gets old real quick these days. You don't like your laptop, get a new one. Don't like your spouse. Get a new one. It sucks.
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11/22/2012 10:11 AM
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Re: I'm A Computer Technician And I Make As Much As A Security Guard
Should have become a plumber and earned 80k per year.

But, that would require not sitting on your ass all day.
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11/22/2012 10:12 AM
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An American has no chance wasting his life in IT unless you are at the top of the ladder,the workers are imported from India where its cheaper too train these people and they have more qualifications and will work for a bag of peanuts and dont ask for anything else,they will try and out do you at every turn constantly under cutting you,they dont need a living wage,the American worker wants everything and the weekends off.

This is what globalization is all about,we the slave workers dont come into the equation,they dont cr about our lives.

Stop playing the game.
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11/22/2012 10:13 AM
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yes, the constant learning, you can't learn something in this industry and then kick back and rest on it, it's constantly changing. Computer Technician is a great foundation, but you need to expand now, Security/Storage/System/Network engineer is next, unfortunately this is relentless but if you enjoy the challenge and technology, there's no other industry to be in...

I'm an IT department director and probably make about the same OP. you chose this career be happy and thankful.

If you are gonna bitch tho, why not tell our readers how you spend 6 hours a night reading and learning new technologies. How you found an old laptop and loaded it with Windows 8 Beta 6 months ago and are still trying to figure out why certain programs your users need won't work on the fucking thing. Or about how you had to get up at 3 am last week and go reboot the file server.

Pay is the least of my bitches about our career. Lol
 Quoting: Taz
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11/22/2012 10:14 AM
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An American has no chance wasting his life in IT unless you are at the top of the ladder,the workers are imported from India where its cheaper too train these people and they have more qualifications and will work for a bag of peanuts and dont ask for anything else,they will try and out do you at every turn constantly under cutting you,they dont need a living wage,the American worker wants everything and the weekends off.

This is what globalization is all about,we the slave workers dont come into the equation,they dont cr about our lives.

Stop playing the game.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28026860


Yeah by the time im 50 and dont care anymore.

I'm right out of school, doing something I really love paying a huge price for it.

Theres nothing high paying technical in this country anymore. I dont want to work in construction, its not something I like unless im looking at the works of frank ghery
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11/22/2012 10:14 AM
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Re: I'm A Computer Technician And I Make As Much As A Security Guard
Security guards should make more. They work harder for a living.
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11/22/2012 10:15 AM
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OP, I'm a COBOL programmer. That is the forgotten programming language they no longer teach in American schools, yet there are still billions of lines in use today in the financial industry. I make around $150k.

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