LostSpartan Posted November 17, 2011 Share Posted November 17, 2011 I am bitter and confused, but I do not know why. For the past 10 years, I have been working in IT. Mainly performing work as a IT consultant going from project to project. Working with several companies over the years, I finally recently landed a direct hire position that pays pretty well. It pays close to 70K and has really nice benefits. Although... I'm not real happy. Its the end of my third day and I'm already starting to dislike it. There is nothing that I can think of yet that would generate this emotion. My supervisor seems ok, his boss appears cool, and there is nothing but just learning how to perform as a senior network engineer in my new position. A close friend of mind, thinks I should leave IT. I've been working in it for awhile now and working in stressful work environments providing thankless help desk support to end users has worn me out. Not to mention, its almost like I am pause and nothing has progressed. With that, I mean that I originally started working in management roles. Roles that were not even in IT. I have two degrees, one in business management and the other in psychology. I fell into IT as a second job that evolved into a career. Although, I've come to realize that not only have I not been able to find a set position until recently, but I also am not able to use any of my skills. I've been told that I was much happier being a mult unit manager. Using my skills and education, whereas now, I just manage myself in a role that has not evolved into anyting. Even know in my new position, I have to once again reestablish myself, and try to move up slowly. I'm not sure I want to do that. I'm thinking of leaving IT. So I ask, when or what is a good indication to leave a career to start another. I know I'd take a slight pay-cut, maybe, but I don't think I care. Link to comment
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