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General Chat Thread, Flame for IT has gone out. in General; I have worked in IT for over six years now, but since late last year I just find it worthless. ...
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    Flame for IT has gone out.

    I have worked in IT for over six years now, but since late last year I just find it worthless. I have tried changing jobs into a different sector but its still the same. It just bores me to death. Don't know why, one day it just happened. I am now rude to people, have no patience for solving issues, and dread each day. Any creativity and passion I had in the past, is just gone. Also noticed I just have a devil may care attitude. Its all a bit weird, If I was older I would think its a mid life crisis but I am only in my mid 20's.

    This ever happened to anyone else?

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    I think it happens in most jobs. An absorbing hobby might help. One consolation, you only have 40 odd years to go. Did I mention I retire next Tuesday

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    Have a think about each aspect of your job in isolation, and see if anything still appeals to you. Sometimes, if you strip away the stuff you hate you might find a nugget of interest somewhere.
    If not, widen the net and think about what interests you that might conceivably be turned into a career.
    What did you want to do when you were young? What are you qualified to do?

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    Just wait until you spent 35 years in IT. The first 10 were really exciting, with hardware and o/s's changing frequently, but since 1990 (May 22nd to be precise) it has all stagnated.

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    I can only claim 30 years ... Witch and unixman-again beat me... But things change and interests change. The advantage of IT is that nothing stays still for long.

    Your current state suggests that you are ready for the challenges of a new employer though!

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    Hard to think I've been in IT related work and education for nearly 15 years...

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    @nephilim I know what you mean, I just realised I've been in IT related work for 17 years!

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    I've been doing IT in schools for 13 years, IT recruitment for 5, test engineering for 5 but the rest was child-related mummyness
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    I'm bored stupid with it at the moment BUT I realise this is down to the school and the idiot network manager among other things so perhaps if you feel like that maybe you need a new employer with a fresh challenge?

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    I think for most techies IT is an interest as well as a job and that almost makes it not a job sometimes. Has it stopped becoming an interest?

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    13 years in ICT... 8 in Education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman_again View Post
    Just wait until you spent 35 years in IT. The first 10 were really exciting, with hardware and o/s's changing frequently, but since 1990 (May 22nd to be precise) it has all stagnated.
    Wait. Your screen name is unixman_again, but the pinnacle of IT progress for you was Windows 3.0? Somewhat ironic.

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    The release of Windows wasn't the piccacle, it is when development in IT stagnated, by there basically being only one o/s and only one type of hardware available. The release of Windows completely stiffled the desktop environment for 95% of users.

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    So, the development of Linux/OSS or the release of Mosaic and the WWW didn't do it for you in the 90s?

    I think other than these two things, the 90s was pretty much worthless in progressing IT innovation. The last decade has been much better, although I loathe the consumerisation of IT over the last 5 years and the tendency for software companies to release completely unfinished, barely tested steaming piles of brown stuff into the world on an all too regular basis for the sake of keeping up with the joneses.
    Last edited by seawolf; 20th July 2014 at 12:29 PM.

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    ^ pretty accurate.

    I think the Linux situation is pretty depressing. Was hoping that Linux would have made more progress by now, it's better than it was but it's just doing enough to knock Windows off its perch

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