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Those are two very different careers! Nursing, as someone else has said, is a vocation and generally requires a person to work well with people - put them at ease when they're in distress and sometimes do things that you know is going to hurt them. IT doesn't generally need that level of people skills but involves a lot of 'engineering' type stuff like problem solving and graphical design.
November the 5th in the UK is known as "Guy Fawkes Night", or "Firework Night", and celebrates the failure of a plan to blow up the government in 1605 - clearly governments can really hold a grudge.
Traditionally, an effigy of the main plotter - Mr Fawkes himself - is burnt on a bonfire.
But not if you have really slow broadband: BT Openreach van effigy set alight by frustrated villagers - BBC News[^]
Telstra - take notes!
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It's lucky Mr Fawkes attempted this dastardly deed on Nov 5th. If the plot had been planned for the summer my neighbors would be letting fireworks off on June 21st even later in the night with the longer daylight hours.
I've always enjoyed programming. I started playing around with computers and later basic programming when I was around eleven or twelve and it kind of grew from there. When I got into highschool, I started to make friends with other people who were interested in it, and by my junior year of highschool, I along with a few friends started freelancing doing websites and webapps for local business and organizations. I had no college interests. I didn't want to spend four years being taught things I already knew / thought I could learn a lot faster. At the time, I also wanted to stay freelance forever. About a year after graduating, I realized the latter wasn't very practical. I got moved to South Carolina and knew no one (also a state with limited tech opportunities) I started to apply to entry-level / junior positions all over the country with no avail. I mistakenly though that my two years of freelance work would mean something. I ended up landing my current part-time remote contract after 3 months of job searching and 100's of applications. I thought going back to school would help my future prospects, and started at a local community college, but ended up hating it, and I don't think I want to continue next semester. It's looking like now, I might get an offer working for a state government agency, but I'm starting to doubt my career choice.
I find it hard to learn anything anymore. I may start, but can't keep concentration and end up screwing off reading Reddit or something else. It's also hard to start a project without a real problem behind it. I also don't feel like it will be a very good career. The huge push for STEM education seems to do nothing but saturate the entry level and keep those senior level positions open. I'm sure that companies will catch on and when they find out that anyone can d this job with minimal training, wages will shoot down. I find myself questioning the last seven or so years of my life and wondering if I should look into switching careers. I'm only 19, so I fell it's still possible, but have no idea what else I would enjoy. Has anyone else experienced this sort of feeling, what did you do about it?
Who says you have to be a programmer for the rest of your life? The biggest mistake I ever made was buying a house, because that meant I had to live there long-term.
I've been in IT for nearly 20 years and only ended up in it because I had a B.S. degree and good math skills. Now after 20 years, I'm sick of it. I am sick of where I live and what I do. I want to do something else and live somewhere else. Since I now have 2 B.S. and an M.S. I have many other doors that I can enter and don't have to be coupled to IT. I am planning on leaving IT and teaching in the next 5 years. I don't want to do it quite yet as I'm making very good money and will probably never make that much again.
As for you, go to school, even part-time until you know what you want in life. For some people, including me, I still don't know what I want. Do some freelance work and go to school. School sucks, but there are girls there and there is social life there. You will be giving those up without college and the opportunity to move into something you might love because you don't have a degree.
The biggest mistake I ever made was buying a house,
Many places that doesn't matter now.
Used to be that the rule was 5 years for a house and 3 years for a condo. If you could stay put that long then getting out after that would be a positive net income.
There are quite a few places now where one can get out of a house after just a couple of years.
One cannot guess about market down turns of course. But right now most larger cities in the nation have substantial year to year gains in housing and there is no problem selling. Even Detroit is seeing an up turn. Problem isn't is selling so much in buying. And it can even be more of a problem if one wants to target specific neighborhoods.
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