I have been in IT since the 80s. One of the first women programmers and an innovator. The early IT years were great and with my experience and background I was promoted many times. I became CIO during the great crash after 9/11.
I am now a Project Manager in IT over new construction in the Hospital Industry.
I guess the thing that has always bothered me is the fact that I worked on two degrees and spend years building my experience and then you get someone that knows how to make an Excel sheet and suddenly calling themselves an IT Professional.
Nothing makes me madder than people who have almost zero experience and education think they are a professional just because they know how to turn the computer on.
Also through the years it is apparent that most people do not understand one iota of what IT does or how we accomplish it so they discount it. It's our jobs and we make too much money. If people only knew what it takes to stay up to date on technology that is changing almost on a daily basis and try to maintain your job too.
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