In theory, everyone wants to climb the corporate ladder. Yet in practice--as anyone who has ever had a lousy boss or manager can tell you--not everyone is actually cut out to be a manager. Here are eight telltale signs you're probably not cut out for the role of a manager.
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Tech employment is up but techies are more certain than ever before that the field is in bad shape. Is this a perception gap or is the profession in both great and awful shape?
Desney Tan, researcher and manager at Microsoft, says the toughest technology lesson he has learned was that for the most part, people don't care about technology--they really just want to get things done, no matter how snazzy what you've created may be. Part of an ongoing series profiling Awesome IT Jobs.
"The dog ate my presentation." "We've decided to change directions." "I'm dumping this employee on you who has failed at every other thing we've assigned them." ... IT project managers have heard it all.
A lower return on investment for undergraduate degrees is manifesting itself in the forms of salary stagnation and underemployment.
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.
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.