10- I love living the Revenge of the Nerds
9- It's a nice way to avoid the social and personal stresses that go with upward mobility
8- It's the satisfaction - every time I finish the re-install and reboot cycle I feel I've learnt something new and contributed in a meaningful way to my colleagues, my community, and my culture.
7- Between the heat, the darkness, the double doors, and the noise, working in the data center is like returning to the womb every day.
6- I'm hoping to use the contacts I make working on the help desk to break into top management and show all those pretty party people who ignored me in high school who I really am.
5- I just love working with new technology - new challenges, new patches, new racks to install everyday.
4- I love having that pager on my belt - it makes me feel, you know, manly.
3- "Down, not Across" - IT just makes sense
2- I love the travel - in my last job I spent six weeks training people in Lahore, now I'm looking forward to visiting Poland.
And the number one reason for for working in IT?
1- It's the babes! stupid.