What do you do for a living?

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  1. Squally

    Squally New Member

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    I figured this would be a better place to put this because I don't want it getting wrecked from being in the main forum, plus I'm really only interested the IT/programming field. Currently I do html and flash work for my friends company at 10/hr. I know i'm terribly underpaid but it's a lot better than what i was getting at the mall. Plus they are really helping me learn more languages that'll get me more money and a better job down the road. I want to get an idea of how much money I can think about getting doing database stuff, sql and oracle is what i'll be learning of the next 3 - 4 months and they have me doing asp and .net. Thanks.
     
  2. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    my title is lan tech, but i do whatever is necessary. i work for a bank at a mortgage origination site, and our IT support has been decentralized until recently so we did whatever was needed at the site level if we could. that means lan administration, security, workstation and server hardware, user support, and occassionally database admin (oracle and access). i have been known to write a vba or perl script when it made my job easier, but programming is not my thing on a daily basis.

    i consider sql and oracle good bets for the future - oracle is a great product. if i was starting out i would also focus on java because web based tools are all the rage.
     
  3. Squally

    Squally New Member

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    Yea the guys i work for so far aren't really concerned with me learning java, they want me on .net and sql right now so they can not work as much. If you don't mind, how much do you make?
     
  4. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    sorry, i mind ;)

    a couple of people who i work with have seen this page and my av on my computer. if they knew what i make they would be fucking pissed :)
     
  5. CompiledMonkey

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    My day to day job consists of technical support and server room management for my University. It's nothing special, but I do get a paycheck and I get to play with a wide range of technologies. Not to mention how nice it is to be 100 yards from all of my classes all day. I do a lot of consulting on the side, mostly ASP.NET/C#/SQL work. I'm working towards getting a contract right now that's 4 times what you make an hour. That's not normal for my consulting work, but I'm moving on up. :x:
     
  6. Spugster

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    I'm still in high school (last year) so I'm not really after a full on IT job (right now), although I do some freelance web development php, (My)SQL, javascript, asp, etc. Plus I've also done a bit in VB6, .NET, Java (very little), Perl and played around in a few others.

    I don't think Java is going to be as widely used as .NET. Java was getting popular for awhile but now with .NET and it's ability to easily talk to other .NET platforms *C# to VB.NET etc* (although I did have a funny problem passing a multi-dimensional array from a C# web service to a VB.NET web service and then to Javascript, when it works from VB to VB to javascript or C# to C# to javascript) most companies are moving towards the new powers of .NET.
     
  7. PPI Typhoon

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    Well, I'm the ONLY IT guy in our company, so I have the titles of:
    Systems Administrator
    Network Administrator
    Web Designer
    Database Administrator
    Programming Analyst
    Security Analyst
    Graphic designer

    And so on. We have 4 companies under the corporate umbrella, handle about 12 websites total.

    And I'm not saying how much I make.
     
  8. StevesVR4

    StevesVR4 Get Arrested

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    I am a software engineer for a very large corporation. For the past two years, I have been doing operating system development. Specifically, I am one of the people working on the TCP/IP subsystem. Our stuff is written in C++ and a few proprietary languages not used outside of the company. For the three years before this current job, I worked on developer tools. Specifically, I worked on our bug tracking software and our bug fix tools. This stuff was all written in Java.
     
  9. WERUreo

    WERUreo Imua!

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    I'm a software engineer for a small company. We create military simulators for the Army National Guard mostly. The project I'm currently on is an appended Bradley Fighting Vehicle full-crew simulator. I've only been working here for a few months. They had me start out with software testing, requirements, and stuff like that. Recently, I've been helping with fixing software defects. We're getting ready for government acceptance testing, so things have been hectic around here. We program most everything in C++ using a component-based architecture. Pretty cool stuff.

    Oh, and all I'm gonna say is I make more than you. :)
     
  10. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    I have 2 primary positions within my company.

    Primarily I'm the Senior Helpdesk Specialist, which means I solve the problems that people have, take phone calls, manage our office equipment, etc. Not too shabby.

    My secondary title is Internal Tools Programmer, which basically means that if there's something that we need done, I write a program to do it. It ranges from a proprietary login tracking tool to an Automated Active Directory Account Creation Tool that's my pride and joy.

    I use .Net for the most part (C# & ASP), however I write my common-use DLL's in C++.

    I'm underpaid :fawk:
     
  11. aphoric

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    I am a Sr. SW Engineer for a small, private defense company, I just left Boeing because I hate being a number. Anway, I do mostly Java and C++ and some DB and web type shit. Having an active clearance is very helpful to my salary, 4 years ago I was in the Army, now I make >4x as much...
     
  12. lilgonz

    lilgonz The Great Gonzo, Smile it'll make you feel better OT Supporter

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    I am an IT Tech/ Instructor for a local college.
     
  13. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I'm just starting university in the fall (Honors Computer Science), but I have a summer job doing some web design, some database stuff, and some general computer things at a paving company here.
     
  14. CyberBullets

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    Right now im doing Contract Web Design using ASP/SQL Server (though I do come from a PHP/MySQL & JSP/MySQL Background). One of my college prof's hired me after we were joking around.

    I do all the bitch work more or less. If there is any bitch code that needs to be done, I do it. 80% of my work is in ASP, but I also have been doing work in Lotus Notes ripping though a 10gb DB pulling info out for my team.

    I also do freelance web design on the side. I do work for 7 Canadian Cheer & Dance teams (College level or higher). Im unable to say who or where due to NDA's.

    I wont say how much I make, but lets just say I only need to work 4-5 months of the year and I can live off that for 7-8 months paying for school, car, etc.

    Oh, I only have my Diploma of CIS. Im working on a Double Minor (Math and Bus Admin) with a Specalized Degree in Software Engeneering with plans to joing the Canadian Forces as a CELE (Communications and Electronics Engeneer).
     

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