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By NickNielsen ·
http://www.theonion.com/articles/this-job-isnt-nearly-as-exciting-as-the-devry-inst,10906/

I think not. I'm living that dream right now, without the help of DeVry.

:^0

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Nick

by santeewelding In reply to Satire?

This is just too delicious not to comment.

There. I commented.

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Speaking of delicious

by NickNielsen In reply to Nick

On my own tonight, everybody else gone. Think I'll go out for Chinese...

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While you're at it

by santeewelding In reply to Speaking of delicious

Check out their POS.

If you had taken the other route in life, you could be bitchin about bedpans.

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Almost did

by NickNielsen In reply to While you're at it

While I was on delayed enlistment, I was Bedpan Dan in the ER of the local hospital. The official name was "Clinical Observer," given by my EMT instructor.

The USAF called me up two weeks before end-of-course. I have yet to determine if this was fortunate or otherwise...

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This one

by NickNielsen In reply to While you're at it

http://www.pcrush.com/product/Cash-Registers/462603/Royal-Consumer-Information-Products-ECR-Alph-Thermal-Cash-Register

Or one much like it. They don't need much more, there.

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The article distinctly fails to mention

by seanferd In reply to Satire?

whether pay is enough to take care of the loans. Since the writer mentions that the only thing which changed relative to his previous employment was the hours, I suspect not. I thought that would have been played up a bit more, but editors, I suppose, even at <i>The Onion</i>...

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Across the pond...

by PESK, mbcs, mcse, mcitp, sts In reply to Satire?

...we've always made jokes about "going postal". What a poster boy for that ad this guy doth make!

That's comedy, dude!

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The ads do make IT seem like an attractive career

by NickNielsen In reply to Across the pond...

The problem is that these ads and others like them tend to attract people who think they can make a whole lot of money at it. So they invest their money and get their certificate or degree, and maybe even find a job.

They then discover that, because they were more interested in chasing money than in finding work they enjoyed, all that has changed is their job title and boss.

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I can't stop laughing

by AV . In reply to Satire?

Wow! This dude is really naive. Thankfully, I'm not living that dream, I'm living a different IT dream thats equally fun. And, I did it without DeVry too!

He's still working in a restaurant too! The guy must be a masochist.

AV :^0

etu

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I don't know Nick

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Satire?

Seems to be an improvement to me as I used to know several people who worked as Cash Register Mechanics for a company like NCR.

If they went 6 months without a Nervous Breakdown it was considered that they where handling their jobs well. I didn't see any mention by this guy about prolonged medical Conditions as a result of the work so it's got to be better than those old mechanical Cash Registers.

Col

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