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 IT Grind
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.