Hey, we all complain about work from time to time; we've all had lousy jobs. But before you call it a day and head off to the support group that meets at the bar, here are a few words from IT pros that love their work.
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Deb Perelman is a journalist in New York City with a focus on tech and the daily grind. Previously she was a reporter for eWEEK, leading the magazine and Web site's coverage of the issue and trends that affect IT workers. </p>
A SFGate story began this week with the all-too-familiar line--"A disgruntled computer engineer..." before going on to list the disgrace of the day, in this case virtually commandeering San Francisco's new multimillion-dollar computer network and hacking it to deny access to top administrators.
If you're not having any luck convincing your boss that you should be able to work from home, trying seeing it from his or her perspective.
Hey, we all complain about work from time to time; we've all had lousy jobs. But before you call it a day and head off to the support group that meets at the bar, here's a new Friday feature at The IT Grind showcasing IT professionals that love their work.
If you ever get the feeling that employees do nothing but complain about the technology they use at work, you're not being paranoid. According to a new report, most workers are dissastified with their IT departments, disliking the slow speed of enterprise IT change.
In the constantly-shifting realm of IT benchmarks, here's another one: the IT department is going to split, says an analyst, and techies will have to choose a side.
The employment situation in the U.S. may be shaky right now, but techies are on stable ground, find two new reports.
You don't need to read Dilbert or watch Dirty Jobs to know that awful jobs are everywhere. Most likely, you've had one (or five) yourself.
"Weekend? What's a weekend?" While the rest of the country is escaping their offices for a leisurely weekend, many in IT could end up back at theirs at the beep of a Blackberry.
While tech jobs are in no way immune to the ups and downs of the rest of the economy, right now they're holding their own. Here are three reasons why.
Have you heard about working at Google? Every new hire gets a pony.
For IT contractors, a recession can be either the best or worst of times--some struggling businesses shed consultants first while others ramp up contracts to get them through a bad cycle.
Undergraduate students think IT work is repetitive and boring, and that they'd do better in other fields. Are they onto something, or has IT's PR crisis really gotten this bad?
Working all night on a team project shows poor time management, and nothing else. No matter how useful it is for "camaraderie," everyone being up the creek together is a backward way to get there.
One of the most disheartening things that can happen in any job is when the boss that inspired you, the one you loved to learn from and who made a grueling job more bearable leaves the building. It may be no different at Microsoft this week, as the "geeks" or the software people at Microsoft that were Bill Gates's biggest fan club mourn his departure.