This article was easy for me to write. I can't say I regret quitting my IT job; the reasons seemed sound at the time. But if I had it to do all over again, I would do it differently.
I am in no way criticizing Jack for what he wrote in his article. He has done us IT careerists a service by pointing out the reasons we often want to pack it all in.
2. The professionals - I am assuming that, like most IT employees, you are working 48+ hour weeks. Who I choose to work with is my choice and I exercise that privilege. I have found a direct correlation between salary and professionalism. The high pay IT is known for draws and keeps professionals.
5. The rewards - My work replaced one full-time person who spent her entire week crunching numbers. I did feel a little bit bad about that. The person doing that number crunching was my best "work friend". She was promised another job within the company so that helped ease the guilt. And then her husband was transferred out of the country and the issue was moot.
8. Respect - Occasionally, some people just don't "get it". You may never earn their respect. What's not to respect about someone working in an industry with an annual mean salary of $77,230 in the U.S.?
As always, I will be popping in occasionally to answer any questions you might have or add to the commentary when I have something semi-intelligent to say.
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