6 1/2 years and I'm still firefighting for the penny pinchers.
I should of left years ago but I've stuck it for 2 reasons:
1. Lack of official training means my on-paper CV looks increasingly rubbish. Our VMware environment exists because I did it off my own back for example.
2. We urgently need to move the VM's onto shared storage, the backup needs complete overhaul (getting tired of SDLT's) and I'm getting desparate to perform an AD migration. I'm in the middle of researching and planning a replacement gateway infrastructure and I know it'll be a fantastic step forward. With so much knowledge gained and still more to come how could I possibly leave and get the same 'experience' elsewhere?
Of course I know it's likely that no matter how hard I slash the costs of each project and drive down the requirements to a bare minimum they're very unlikely to happen.
I work in manufacturing and IT is not seen as critical to the production process (despite proving otherwise many times over) - ably illustrated by our lack of any fixed budget and the fact our estimed leader primarily runs HR.
Hell yeah I should leave but where could I go?!
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