Single Status Update
Still getting settled in here. I started my new job yesterday after spending all weekend driving, so I had very little time to go through things.
I like it so far, it's similar to the job I left behind. Everyone I know tells me I should pursue a career in computers or some kind of tech, but i don't really enjoy that. I like banging around on old machinery and figuring out repairs on things that I've never seen before and are 100 years older than I am. It's oddly satisfying and rarely frustrating in the way that computers can be when they just won't fucking work.
IT for 7 years, soon to be junior software dev... can confirm computers fucking suck.
Unfortunately, that's where all the money is. Good thing is there's a lot more you can do with computers. Engineering, development, database, networking, hardware, software, support, security, analysis, etc. The Information Technology field is so fucking huge, and soon that's gonna be all there is. Hell, even the medical field is getting smaller due to robots and shit. Don't need a heart surgeon when someone developed a robot that is so precise that it can sew the skin back onto a grape.
Blue collar work is going the way of the dinosaur. Don't let anything stop you from doing what you want, but the harsh reality is that the demand for the job is getting smaller and smaller every day.
That's true, but industry is alive and well in this area. The company I just started working for even has several robots, but there are many tasks that a human can simply do faster and better.
Obviously I'm not looking to work my ass off for the rest of my life, but for the time being I'm enjoying the challenge and experience gained.
I've always liked computers, having grown up using them, and I don't want that to change. If I have to work on them all day, I won't feel like coming home and using them even more, be it for mapping or whatever else, much the same way that people who work at fast food places get sick of eating burgers.
It depends, really. I'm on a computer all day, and once I get home you wanna know what I do? Sit at my computer until my girlfriend gets home from work. It's a nice feeling when you're at a computer and don't have to work =P