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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 ďa cloud guruĒ and buy their ďAWS certified solutions  architect associateĒ 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 isnít really an option if you want to be paid well.  From what Iíve 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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Reply #3444 on: September 24, 2018, 02:40:48 PM

DevOps Engineer position is now external.  Will send referrals to those interested.

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Reply #3445 on: October 17, 2018, 07:55:54 AM

Considering crafting an email filter to dump all these job offers.

Related: We still need a DevOps engineer.  It's fun, I promise.

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Reply #3446 on: October 22, 2018, 01:30:24 PM

I forgot about this thread.

I got a new and started on Oct 1.

I work for a robotics company now. It's fun.

More Money
Work from home (again).
Slightly less or more travel depending on demand rather than set schedule.
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Reply #3447 on: October 22, 2018, 04:12:25 PM

How do you work from home with a robotics company? Unless you do spreadsheets? (Congrats btw!)

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Reply #3448 on: October 22, 2018, 06:23:40 PM

After seeing those Boston Dynamics videos, I'd say working from home is the only safe way to work with robotics.

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Reply #3449 on: October 23, 2018, 07:34:09 AM

How do you work from home with a robotics company? Unless you do spreadsheets? (Congrats btw!)

I'm a sales manager for the east coast. I essentially head up individual sales cycles or bridge the gap between independent sales teams and engineering in the field.
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Reply #3450 on: October 24, 2018, 04:24:27 AM

But do you have a robot dog sidekick that helps you out in the field?

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Reply #3451 on: October 24, 2018, 04:35:07 PM

Well, I got a job!

As a tutor...for $12/hr. Professor talked me into it. I suppose it will look good on my resume?

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Reply #3452 on: October 24, 2018, 05:55:30 PM

Congrats? What a terrible job.
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Reply #3453 on: October 25, 2018, 10:56:35 AM

My models get north of $15/hr depending on the gig. The challenge is to hustle enough to stack the hours high enough.

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Reply #3454 on: October 26, 2018, 02:14:05 PM

I'm pretty sure being a model is more rewarding than teaching.

You learn you some devops so we can hire you.  This job market is banaynays.

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Reply #3455 on: November 13, 2018, 04:38:36 PM

I'm now reporting up through to the new president of the AMS, so that's pretty cool.  Beats the fuck out of reporting to some IT asshole.

I do realize other people have to actually work in their jobs, but I really hate computers so much now.  Maybe I can get into funerary services.

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Reply #3456 on: November 13, 2018, 04:58:06 PM

I really hate computers so much now. 

Somewhere in the 15 layers of abstraction they disappeared all the fun stuff.
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Reply #3457 on: November 14, 2018, 08:21:16 AM

I really, really, REALLY loathe writing self-assessments for work.  I haven't had to do one in so long and my loathing has possibly gotten worse.  And or course I've been busy enough at work that I couldn't write up the damn thing here, had to do it at home Monday might.

OTOH, this isn't the formal review, just the start of the process so I wrote up my stuff, my manager (who's new to managing employees, he's managed contractors for years) wrote up his stuff, and we went over both.  He'd gotten feedback from peers and it was... good to read.  I don't know who said what but it did surprise me because they praised stuff that I just consider part of what I'm supposed to do, nothing special.  Heart

Anyways, have to update a few other things and then send to him before he uploads to our HR site for this stuff.  The praise aside, this is still an annoying process to go through.  I just not good at it.

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Reply #3458 on: November 14, 2018, 05:58:53 PM

I block off that time on my calendar, usually carve out two entire hours for it. Some managers complain about my process, and every time they do I wait until the last day and block off two hours there, too. Iím not doing crapass busy paperwork without being paid for it and Iím not doing it in my off hours either.  HR can go fuck itself. Any HR department serves the needs of the company not the employee, so fuck them and I donít go to them for anything.

I like to work, actually. I do not like the bullshit of working though.
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Reply #3459 on: November 15, 2018, 09:55:37 AM

HR is now the anti-liability department. Source - our Director just wrapped up an HR master's program.

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Reply #3460 on: November 15, 2018, 03:37:36 PM

HR is now the anti-liability department. Source - our Director just wrapped up an HR master's program.

It always has been, I am not sure why anyone ever thinks that HR is there for the benefit of the employees.
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Reply #3461 on: November 15, 2018, 05:33:45 PM

Taking company actions to Twitter is more likely to get traction than going to HR.

HR is where you go if you are looking for a murder/suicide.
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Reply #3462 on: November 20, 2018, 09:36:15 AM

I like self-assessments. I do a GREAT job on EVERYTHING.

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Reply #3463 on: November 20, 2018, 09:37:23 AM

Also we have a new backfill for a vendor management position.  Does not look fun to me but ....

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Reply #3464 on: November 20, 2018, 11:38:51 AM

Vendor management is MY FAVORITE THO

They're so honest, straightforward, and reliable.

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