posted on Oct, 16 2008 @ 03:05 PM
Since I don't want to sound like one of those "I love my job and everything is fantastic" jerks (above poster excused...) =) I'll give a brief
Currently, I'm an IT guy for a group that writes web applications for a major university/hospital. I basically make sure they're all able to do
their job and maintain the servers that run the apps. Very low stress and I really like it - mostly because I rarely interface with end users.
Before this I was doing desktop support which for the most part wasn't bad, but there are always a few troublemakers that made me a little stabby
from time to time.
Around that time I was also working the tech bench at Best Buy. I liked it enough, but I wasn't shown any appreciation because I declined to try to
sell people MSN even though they already had AOL, or vice versa. I thought it was ludicrous and a pretty asinine thing to do. So when the monthly
meetings came around I never got any recognition even though I pulled my weight at selling tech services and busted my ass to get things done and done
well. I'm pretty sure every other member on my team got some neat little gift. It was also next to impossible to get a day off. I had my real job
during the week, I was going to school every night after work, and I had Best Buy on the weekends. I wasn't allowed to be unavailable for weekend
work, which again, made me VERY stabby at times.
Previous to that, I was an in-store at Papa John's. Made minimum wage, but it wasn't bad. We would get busy, but I got a feeling of pride and
accomplishment when it was me and the manager taking on a 60 pie hour (that's 1 pizza every minute) and we were keeping up. It's when we were dead
that sucked. No place to sit, aching feet, aching back, nothing to do, 5 minutes seems like 5 hours...The Manager tried to get me to be a shift
runner a few times(sort of a quasi-managerial role for weekends), but it was only another 15 cents or so an hour and I felt it wasn't worth the extra
responsibility. It's one of those jobs that looking back, I don't regret having, but at the same time it literally made me sick some days to have
to go in.
[edit on 16-10-2008 by an0maly33]