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2008/05/11 20:01:07 (permalink)

Who else works in IT?

To confound the stereotype of IT staff being sallow, pasty, weedy geeks who else works in IT?

I work for an investment bank doing server and network support.
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    muscleman2008
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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 20:02:23 (permalink)
    i do but i soon wont be. they are mainly pasty and geeky.... i need out!



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    Irie
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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 20:29:15 (permalink)
    I'm not at the moment, but start my job next month once I finish uni. I will be developing various solutions, mainly web based at a small IT firm.
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    ThePluggedOne
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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 20:32:19 (permalink)
    I do..

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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 20:34:24 (permalink)
    I used to not anymore thank God.

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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 20:39:33 (permalink)
    I do, it is fun.
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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 20:41:43 (permalink)
    I do, I just finished uni as well and managed to grab the job i wanted. wo0t

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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 20:45:24 (permalink)
    Hello I've passed my I.T Techniction A+ hardware and software recently then just passed Web page design few weeks ago then few years ago passed Rsa word, exel, powerpoint etc. Doing anther big I.T course in september not sure what yet but will be something good.

    Im also going to be doing welding in september as well cause learn't how to do that so thought may well pass that get the certs in that as well the same time all part time courses these so suits me better more time.

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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 20:53:08 (permalink)
    I'm a web developer. Too be honest alot of the people in the industry are your stereotypical nerds, i know of about five people including myself that aren't giant geeks and we're still very geeky, but we can pass for a normal person as well.
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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 21:04:51 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: CraigH

    I'm a web developer. Too be honest alot of the people in the industry are your stereotypical nerds, i know of about five people including myself that aren't giant geeks and we're still very geeky, but we can pass for a normal person as well.


    lol yep, that's the key!

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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 21:14:38 (permalink)
    I'm an IT Technical Supervisor.. I am in charge of some of the coolest people (all into sports in some way), so i can't complain.. I agree though, get to the developers and programmers and they're freaks with beards...

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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 21:15:42 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Dreadnought

    sallow, pasty, weedy geeks



    ^^ am I? You decide
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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 21:17:51 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: RedHotF


    ORIGINAL: Dreadnought

    sallow, pasty, weedy geeks



    ^^ am I? You decide


    Yes.. LOL!

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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 21:18:32 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Dwarfenegger

    I'm an IT Technical Supervisor.. I am in charge of some of the coolest people (all into sports in some way), so i can't complain.. I agree though, get to the developers and programmers and they're freaks with beards...


    agreed, i was a team leader on a technical helpdesk previously and it's a very modern, young orientated place in the first line type of jobs.


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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 21:27:18 (permalink)
    I work in IT.

    I do application admin I guess you'd call it. Look after an application and the servers it runs on etc.

    I don't mind it but the place I work is very dull.

    Can't find another job somewhere else.

    ORIGINAL: Dreadnought

    I work for an investment bank doing server and network support.
    How did you get into that? Can you get me a job


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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 21:27:36 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Dwarfenegger


    ORIGINAL: RedHotF


    ORIGINAL: Dreadnought

    sallow, pasty, weedy geeks



    ^^ am I? You decide


    Yes.. LOL!


    Correct
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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 21:41:15 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Dwarfenegger
    get to the developers and programmers and they're freaks with beards...

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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 22:13:28 (permalink)
    i graduated from nottingham trent with a degree in information systems last september but cant find a job in IT for the hell of it
    post edited by makaveli2k4 - 2008/05/11 22:14:16
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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 22:17:03 (permalink)
    Contract business analyst - and yes the developers do seem to conform to your stereotypical 'haven't seen sunlight' for a few decades image.

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    RE: Who else works in IT? 2008/05/11 22:38:39 (permalink)
    I work in an IT company but I dont have an IT role.

    Company I work for develops software for investment orgs, mainly IB's and the software is used for trading shares/stock.


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