General Chat Thread, Kid becomes Network Admin at 11 in General; Originally Posted by Jackd
Stupid Media!, everyone will be praising that kid when he hasnt even done much, installed a ...
31st March 2008, 01:47 PM #31
You get paid doncha ? That's the bottom line... what more do yo want,
Originally Posted by Jackd
a brass plaque and employee of the month medal for getting paid to do something.
31st March 2008, 01:47 PM #32
Between the ages of 11 and 15 I helped out with setting up PA equipment for mass and the lighting at school productions and with staffs that couldn't work projectors and things in lessons.
At the age of 16 I was asked to help out with wiring up all the speaker systems in the new eLearning centre and was then asked to help out with ICT Services department. That department saw a regeim change where I was the only person left in there helping out in my own time and spare periods etc. So both myself and the Head of ICT took on network administration. Network maintenance was outsourced to a company who were in one day a week and a new technician was employed.
I retained network administration activities through VI Form and now two years later I'm going back for my industrial placement year from Uni as "ICT Network Technician."
If I /hadn't/ had the oppertunities I've had to get into networks and the experience I gained, then I wouldn't be doing a Network Engineering degree and going into IT and the Education sector. I think that more students should be encouraged into this kind of role because it helps with giving them some kind of direction for what they want to do with their life as opposed to leaving school and ending up not knowing what they want to do and stacking shelves in sainsburys for the rest of their life (and yes...I do know someone has to do it...i just think it's a shame when people do it because they didn't have the oppertunity to do anything else).
@ JackD......paid..... well you're a lucky kid! I didn't get paid. My contribution was purely voluntary, but as cliche as it sounds, the experience I recieved was payment enough!
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31st March 2008, 02:29 PM #33
Oh christ - just the excuse our place needs
"well, if a kid can run the network, why the hell are we paying you?"
31st March 2008, 02:59 PM #34
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I hate to say it but all these stories sound brilliant, just one question, what the hell are you all doing in schools?! ;-)
31st March 2008, 03:01 PM #35
slowly rotting away is what i'm doing!
Dunno 'bout anyone else!
31st March 2008, 03:04 PM #36
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Yeah, i dont understand how people could do this job for a 3years+. Surely theres enough jobs for us all to go around? jobs with better pay and where you have a chance of progression and get some respect. meh, just my thoughts, seems like alot of bright careers have got stuck in working in education.
31st March 2008, 03:06 PM #37
yeah i'm in my 4th year and I can't stand it... but nobody wants me!!
Dunno if i'm applying for the wrong jobs.
I did apply for a worker in a coffee house but they haven't got back to me... am I over qualified?!
Damn people judging me from that piece of paper I printed on nice paper.
31st March 2008, 03:10 PM #38
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Iv just turned 20 and have been doing this for a year now, gets old quick so im off to university
Compsci should be much more fun than fixing printers. :-)
31st March 2008, 03:12 PM #39
yeah... started when I was 18 with a mod app.... almost couldn't get on the NVQ boat because I allready had A-levels... I convinced them though!
I've applied for a technician job in a local company today... just sent off a cover letter and CV. Hopefully I'll get an interview out of it!
31st March 2008, 03:17 PM #40
I got offered a post at an IT consultancy recently at the same time I was offered a place in a school.
The school network is much more impressive, the pay's better, it's far more interesting work and I enjoy the environment. That's why I'm going back to work in a school
31st March 2008, 03:19 PM #41
31st March 2008, 03:20 PM #42
The main reason I want out of the school thing is because of the kids... I just can't stands em.... even the good ones!
and for a few other reasons which shall remain disclosed... (is that the word?)
31st March 2008, 03:24 PM #43
31st March 2008, 03:24 PM #44
^ Undisclosed. And you wont make a very good wife!
Thanks to j17sparky from:
31st March 2008, 03:25 PM #45
Originally Posted by j17sparky
I like cooking though... whether that makes up for it or not...
wondered why my fella hasn't asked me yet :P hehe
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