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Reply #3430 on: August 30, 2018, 02:47:46 PM

I think Watson Media & Weather (new name again) is making money now, so that might be an option.

Recent IBM kool-aid says that IBMers move around a lot inside the corp.

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Reply #3431 on: August 31, 2018, 02:01:46 AM

Getting a lot of interest in paying me to be a PC tech (for peanuts), but my lack of experience is really killing my networking prospects. The few I have had nibbles on pay less than I could make as a shift manager in a fast food place. Planning to take the ICND-2 in the next week or so; hopefully that will help a bit. I think I am going to have to bite the bullet and take something reasonably awful just to A) get some recent work experience on my resume, and B) get some money coming in. 401(k) cash is just about gone; would have to sell some holdings to get more out.

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Reply #3432 on: August 31, 2018, 08:51:32 AM

Get a basic AWS cert and fake it `til ya make it.

We had one of these and only let him go because he stopped coming to work. Wizard needs employees badly.

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Reply #3433 on: August 31, 2018, 11:42:56 AM

The Seattle entry IT job prospects are somewhat dismal in my experience. My short background is was in IT in the mid 90s with some certs, left for school, had a kid, worked at a library, then went back to school for my degree in Web Dev (application focus) and graduated in 2015. I've since realized that I want to be back in IT but the only jobs that I'm qualified for pay super low (for peanuts, as mentioned). Or they're in Redmond/Bellevue which is more of a commute than I want. 

In the 90s all you had to do was go work in customer service at a tech company and within months shift to the tech support teams and they would pay for pretty much any certs needed. Now I'm looking at needing to pay out of pocket for them, which I'm already paying my damn student loans. Fuck me for being so indecisive, but I hate doing the same thing every year after year.

In essence I'm trying to find the path to sysadmin without going to school for it.   Ohhhhh, I see.
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Reply #3434 on: August 31, 2018, 12:14:29 PM

I still think it would be better and easier to get an AWS/Azure/GCE cert and forget about all your admin knowledge.  No reason to keep those troubleshooting skills up when the actual answer is to shoot it in the head and spin up a new one.

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Reply #3435 on: August 31, 2018, 12:25:32 PM

I think Watson Media & Weather (new name again) is making money now, so that might be an option.

Recent IBM kool-aid says that IBMers move around a lot inside the corp.

I don't think anyone does remote hires anymore. Weather & Media sounds like it could be fun. No relevant certs, but I do know the ways of "eh, it's a VM, just give up and spin a new one".

Heh, at least I did get a raise this year, and my new manager, although new to management, is a friend. Not sure if he's any good as a manager, but at least he'll probably stay well out of my way.

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Reply #3436 on: August 31, 2018, 12:43:32 PM

I still think it would be better and easier to get an AWS/Azure/GCE cert and forget about all your admin knowledge.  No reason to keep those troubleshooting skills up when the actual answer is to shoot it in the head and spin up a new one.

On the AWS front, go to udemy.com and search for “a cloud guru” and buy their “AWS certified solutions  architect associate” course. It is almost always on sale for less than $15 and it is kept up to date with the current state of AWS. It is designed to be useful for people with zero experience in AWS. The exam is like $125 from Amazon.

He also has the Developer and Sysops associate exeam prep classes as well.

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Reply #3437 on: August 31, 2018, 01:00:48 PM

None of this advice applies to Seattle though.  There are too many ex-amazon people here that actually know how to do it all.  Faking it isn’t really an option if you want to be paid well.  From what I’ve seen, the only ones who get away with it are web devs before it gets shifted over to someone with actual devops experience to fix all the mistakes and do it right.
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Reply #3438 on: September 04, 2018, 09:53:23 AM

I assumed that there must be some lower-level positions in Seattle outside the Amazon Biodome.

We (Weather) do have remote people, with a recent-internally-hired devops guy coming from Emptoris (IBM) while living in Nashua, NH.  That is only 40 minutes away from our Andover office, though.

Interviewing another internal candidate tomorrow.  Paper says he a learner, which is pretty important when your technology seems to shift quarterly.

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Reply #3439 on: September 04, 2018, 10:29:42 AM

Man. Having visited Nashua, I'd be hesitant to hire people willing to live there.
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Reply #3440 on: September 07, 2018, 04:59:39 PM

Weaseled my way past the ICND-2- officially a CCNA now. Someone hire me before I have to take another goddamned test, please.

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Reply #3441 on: September 07, 2018, 08:59:50 PM

schild could probably hire you to be a artwork/furniture sherpa in his house  why so serious?

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Reply #3442 on: September 07, 2018, 10:13:01 PM

i throw out my own back hiking up the stairs tyvm
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Reply #3443 on: September 10, 2018, 12:12:51 PM

Florence means no important work this week.  Luckily (?) I'm working on random new tech solutions in PoC states.

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