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Breaking out of a mold

By Jinn ·
Even after recently becoming effectively the IT manager of our company, I can still see that I'm refered to as "the guy who fixes the computers", by just about everyone that counts. I've been trying very hard to break out of this perception that our directors and bosses have on me. They still see me as the same guy who was desperate for a job years ago.

I've given them details of what my daily, weekly and monthly tasks include. Server and backup management, internet and network monitoring, etc. They seem to think that any IT technician off the street can do what I do.

So... is it possible to break out of this mold? I tend to think not, unless I leave and let them find out the hard way. Not that that helps me in anyway, but hey if I can't change their perception then I'm not prepared to work for them.

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You can but there is no need to

by yulnores In reply to Breaking out of a mold

You can actually find another place so to change your "the guy..." profile., but I think, you need not. In 1988, when PCs were young, I saw this guy, still student, a PC technician. Now, he is managing a very big company, with still the same profile from the old ones (includeing me) of course. But from those who just came in, of course, he is the boss of all the boss. So why worry? What is in the name, in the 1st place. Will it gets you better or worse.

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