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Tech Support, burned out, need change

By jb4479 ·
I've been doing technical support in one form or another for nearly two decades, and feel it's time for a change. I've worked as network support, sys admin, desktop support, field service, break/fix repair tech, and independent contractor. For quite a few years I have been an IC, however with the economic downturn, business doesn't seem to be there. I am currently pursuing a BS in Business Technology Management from Regis University. The question then becomes what do I do with it?

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Tough call

by mjd420nova In reply to Tech Support, burned out, ...

Maybe a search of government sites and see if you can get a grant to start your own business. It could be very profitable being that you have come up through the "ranks" and know what it takes to be efficient. Being on the other side of the line between management and labor could provide some very important insights into what it takes to be successful.

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Just a thought...

by Forum Surfer In reply to Tough call

Government IT jobs are typically very stress free. Not to mention the fact that they are usually 8-5 Mon-Fri with very little overtime. There?s also decent stability and great insurance. The downside would typically be a below average salary for your field. Try that for awhile. It could give you some pocket money and time to think about your career path.

Also, with that degree a government type CIO job will put you north of $100k easily without all the stress a private company's CIO would face.

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Write a book

by Ed Woychowsky In reply to Tech Support, burned out, ...

I'd buy a 'Tales of Stupid Users' book.

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no book needed

by local support In reply to Write a book

there are no dumb users, just bad manuals and insrtuctors wit lack of pedagogical skills.

we are all different and some of us need a little time for gettinng familiar with some things or some other things.


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