Mr. Barr writes a great article about the current IT Jobs and how we handle them as IT folks. It’s an interesting read, please take some time, you might find yourself in the article.
“The IT community is a bit different from others — not just because IT workers are sun-deprived and physically pale, but because many IT workers are rarely, truly off duty. When they’re not in the office, they’re still on call. Glitches, bugs, and crashes happen. Tweaking on time and under budget requires long hours.
“The biggest issue with IT arrangements is the hours,” says William DiMase, a computer support analyst who works for a company with more than 100 locations in the New York City metro area. DiMase reports that when he was an intern using the System i platform, “the need for support was on an on-call basis for network, server, and AS/400 issues.””