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Do you work, go to school, collect welfare, or are you a neet?
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Part time full time hours
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Rujikin wrote:

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I currently work and I got I to my field after a decade of having IT as my main hobby.


School right now, but I actually wanna get into IT as work, how is it?
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Semi retired should be full retired by next year the new journey is to begin my husband has the keys to the next adventure.
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Work fulltime. Have been working for about 19 years straight now. Unless you include about a month inbetween my former and current job.
I was a lazy dole bludger for almost a year after i left school though.
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Hoffhiem wrote:


Rujikin wrote:

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I currently work and I got I to my field after a decade of having IT as my main hobby.


School right now, but I actually wanna get into IT as work, how is it?


It varies between horrible places and really good places to work. The horrible places seem to always be hiring because everyone quits. Once you find a good place you tend to stick with it unless you want to jump around everywhere in the search for more money.
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Rujikin wrote:

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I currently work and I got I to my field after a decade of having IT as my main hobby.


Full-Time Job: Former CTO of a VoIP-based Telephony Company // Currently, Lead Developer (Tomcat/Java) for the infrastructure and client software.
Part-Time Job #1 (3 Nights a Week): Risk and Security Engineer (Level II)
Part-Time Job #2 (Weekends): Embedded Linux Software Engineer/Quality Assurance
Seasonal Position: Freelance accountant (generally doing taxes around "tax season" for a significantly lower fee for those who are unable to use services like TurboTax and don't want to pay H&R Block or year-round accountants a ridiculous amount).

I'm always on-call for the first two positions (full-time and part-time #1) - this means that I need to be accessible 24/7/365 (even when I take vacations or during federal holidays). I've always held multiple positions as long as they don't invoke any conflicts of interest (I never recommend one company as a solution for the other, or vice versa - nor do they relate to the same field of technology/platforms). I get bored if I'm not doing multiple things at the same time. The second part-time job is more of a favor to someone who needed someone until they found a full-time employee. I get paid for it, just that they've set low expectations since it's been established since it's just short-term.
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I work in IT/programming.


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I figured you were a CTO or CIO based on your prior comments in other threads. I don't know how you have time to do anything, let alone post in a message board, with all that going on. That'd burn me out rather quickly.
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ishe5555 wrote:
I figured you were a CTO or CIO based on your prior comments in other threads. I don't know how you have time to do anything, let alone post in a message board, with all that going on. That'd burn me out rather quickly.


I dropped from the CTO position to focus on development. It's a company in a bit of a long-term startup mentality that they're finally getting out of but needed a helping hand with dev/devops again. As CTO it was mostly meetings and holding the hands of customers.... which meant a significant amount of time in hotels near their premises while you help configure their environment and show them how well it meshes. The most annoying thing was conferences. I absolutely hate conferences as the CEO always expected me to rub elbows with people in that "good ole boy" way to get them interested in our platform.

I keep CR open on a Chrome tab and randomly post in-between compile/trial/error moments or when I'm taking a break from the endless coding. My posts at this hour are usually due to the part-time job where I'm performing an OCTAVE on this company's overall infrastructure since they have an investment party coming up where they want to brag about their top-notch security. My eyes are barely open and I have another hour of this but... alas, it comes with my territory. My secret is that I negotiate for decent PTO to rest up to avoid burning out or losing my mind (at a rapid rate, at least).
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School, and I help out at the animal shelter!

Here's Annie!



Daisy Mae!



And Lupi!



All are adoptable and all of them are super sweet!



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ninjitsuko wrote:


Rujikin wrote:

see title

I currently work and I got I to my field after a decade of having IT as my main hobby.


Full-Time Job: Former CTO of a VoIP-based Telephony Company // Currently, Lead Developer (Tomcat/Java) for the infrastructure and client software.
Part-Time Job #1 (3 Nights a Week): Risk and Security Engineer (Level II)
Part-Time Job #2 (Weekends): Embedded Linux Software Engineer/Quality Assurance
Seasonal Position: Freelance accountant (generally doing taxes around "tax season" for a significantly lower fee for those who are unable to use services like TurboTax and don't want to pay H&R Block or year-round accountants a ridiculous amount).

I'm always on-call for the first two positions (full-time and part-time #1) - this means that I need to be accessible 24/7/365 (even when I take vacations or during federal holidays). I've always held multiple positions as long as they don't invoke any conflicts of interest (I never recommend one company as a solution for the other, or vice versa - nor do they relate to the same field of technology/platforms). I get bored if I'm not doing multiple things at the same time. The second part-time job is more of a favor to someone who needed someone until they found a full-time employee. I get paid for it, just that they've set low expectations since it's been established since it's just short-term.


We are surprisingly similar.
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Ejanss wrote:


Rujikin wrote:

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I currently work and I got I to my field after a decade of having IT as my main hobby.


Oh, wait, you're NOT Japanese!
Every time I read a "So, how do you anime fans make money, when you stay at home behind the shades as NEETS, because you're afraid to leave your apartment? Where do you get all that money to spend on sexy figurines?", I always assume it's one of the Japanese posters trying to apply their local national perceptions of anime fans to American ones.
And causing the rest of us to shake our heads sadly and realize that something seriously needs to be done over there.


Nope. I just love parts of Japanese culture. 100% 'Murican!

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I work full time.
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I don't have a job right now, don't go to school, no welfare. Just living with my dad currently (I'm not a basement dweller) I would go and try to find a job around here, but the only car me and my dad have is much more needed by my dad (he needs to go to hospital appointments commonly) and it takes 5 hours walking to to where the jobs are. So neet I guess?
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I work full time

tbh I wanna be a neet
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i go to school and work full time

tho im doing neither right now lol
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