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The State of our Industry

By Shanghai Sam ·
I joined TechRepublic in hopes of collaborating with Professionals. Instead, I found myself surrounded by whiners and novices that do not possess the knowledge or cognitive skills it requires to be good at what they claim to do. There are many diamonds in the rough, but for the most part it's all rough.

I've read post after post of people whining about this or that. Frankly, the only thing I read into some of the posts is that the poster is lazy, unqualified, and an amateur.

I hope this collection of 1,420,000 members is not representative of the IT Industry as a whole. Because if it is I know that it's not software companies or clients that impede progress. It's our own attitudes, poor education, and work ethic.

What areyou doing with your time? Are you busy complaining about some software company that your client prefers instead of actually learning the ins and outs of it's products? Are you spending countless hours fixing mistakes you've made in configuration just because you're uneducated? Then don't blame it on the software manufacturer. Education and cognitive reasoning is the key to success in any field.

This is a call for all IT Professionals to "suck it up" and be the best you can be. Stop whining, be a true professional, learn this stuff backwards and forwards, when new stuff comes out jump on it. I've never known a field with so many whiners. Sure, information management is a tough task, but there's no reason we can't handle our careers with a professional and mature attitude.

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