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Old 03-06-2014, 09:11 PM    (permalink
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I actually have what I think is a pretty solid idea for a company, but I'm not leaving my good job to work even more hours on a risky venture.
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I feel you on the first job ******** Scotty. Landing that first job is a total *****, but once you finally get over that hurdle things get a lot easier.

After that you have some substantial experience to build off of (and it isn't a crap shoot for your employer) and just as importantly, you develop a lot of relevant connections within your industry.
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I feel you on the first job ******** Scotty. Landing that first job is a total *****, but once you finally get over that hurdle things get a lot easier.

After that you have some substantial experience to build off of (and it isn't a crap shoot for your employer) and just as importantly, you develop a lot of relevant connections within your industry.
yeah, the dude was super scary, but tomorrow i'm gonna revamp my resume and make a cover letter and just push through these next few months and work my ass off, kiss ass and just pray I can land one
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yeah, the dude was super scary, but tomorrow i'm gonna revamp my resume and make a cover letter and just push through these next few months and work my ass off, kiss ass and just pray I can land one
You have the right attitude. It's easy to get down on yourself and frustrated, but persistence will get you there. You just need one person to say yes and then you are off.
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I actually have what I think is a pretty solid idea for a company, but I'm not leaving my good job to work even more hours on a risky venture.
Dry cleaning chemicals?
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Well done. Very fresh material.

Also, what kind of VC invests in a ******* restaurant? Tisk, tisk.
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Now that I'm involving myself in a process modeling project, I have a new found respect for computer engineers. A good computer engineer is worth his weight in gold.

Very impressed with the mathematical models this guy came up with.
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I am a business analyst at a telecom company that provides internet and phone service to other businesses and I absolutely love my job. Most of what I do involves our use of Salesforce -- I work as the middle man between our developers and end users. Any other BA's here?
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Man, I don't even know what I want to do. I'm a Retail Lead right now, and am in the runnings for Firearms Department Manager.

The only thing is that I crave the Monday-Friday 8am-5pm idea.

It just sucks when you get into Retail, because it's harder then hell to get out.
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Now that I'm involving myself in a process modeling project, I have a new found respect for computer engineers. A good computer engineer is worth his weight in gold.

Very impressed with the mathematical models this guy came up with.
Man, do I hate process modeling. I've done it for three systems and they've never gone anywhere.

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I hope you are a better BA than the ones I work with...
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Man, do I hate process modeling. I've done it for three systems and they've never gone anywhere.



I hope you are a better BA than the ones I work with...
Yeah this process modeling project has my head spinning right now. I wish it was as simple as input - output but there's like a billion potential outputs for every input.
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when it comes to writing resumes if u hold positions in extra cirricular things should you explain how those positions improved your skills to help you with your job?
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I've been in IT professionally for almost 2 years. This is every time I get called to an executives office.

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I hope you are a better BA than the ones I work with...
I hope so too. What is it about the BA's you work with that makes you say that? Just curious
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I've been in IT professionally for almost 2 years. This is every time I get called to an executives office.

Not professionally, but worked in IT as a student worker on campus and got moved up to part time later and this is 98% of the time what I get called for also. The worst ones are the repeat ones, like how many times do I have to tell you to just restart your computer.
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I had to drive 100 miles to plug in a network cable this week.
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To be fair, for all the crappy stuff IT gets called in for, there are a lot of IT guys that suck at fixing even moderately complex things.
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I read a blog once online (not sure if the story was real or fake) where a caller called in and couldn't tell why her computer wasn't working. The guy walked her through all the scenarios to figure it out in the end she told them they have a power outage and he just flipped out on her haha.
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To be fair, for all the crappy stuff IT gets called in for, there are a lot of IT guys that suck at fixing even moderately complex things.
a lot = almost all.

it support is the home of most of your future DBAs and IT project managers, if that tells you anything.
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Eh, I work with a lot of DBAs, there are the skilled ones that are clearly using it as a stepping stone, and the ones that are glorified call center support.
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Those are the ones that went to some IT classes at a training center or people trying to get to the next level... They come out with certs, but have zero actual logic.
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I clearly don't know much about computers, but I'm working with a software developer right now for a process modeling project and he seems pretty sharp. I'm impressed with him at least. To be fair, again, I'm not a computer guy so maybe in your eyes he's mediocre.

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Eh, I work with a lot of DBAs, there are the skilled ones that are clearly using it as a stepping stone, and the ones that are glorified call center support.
i think about 1 out of every 50 DBAs i worked with had any idea what they were doing. the other 49 couldn't get to the query analyzer, let alone run a script.
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i think about 1 out of every 50 DBAs i worked with had any idea what they were doing. the other 49 couldn't get to the query analyzer, let alone run a script.

Ha, that is true. All the oracle DBAs barely know OEM exists, much less how to use it.
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