I’m really not sure what to make of my day today. I felt like I spent the
entire day treading through molasses. Slow, fuzzy, dizzy…. bleah. Not my
I’ve been pondering something on and off for a while now, and I think I may have
reached a decision. Bsically I’ve been trying to decide between job
satisfaction, and money. I love my job for the most part. The work is
interesting, and I get to help people. I spend most of my day investigating
hack attempts (successful and otherwise), helping people get rid of viruses, and
helping stop spam. It’s interesting.
On the other hand, I get paid peanuts to do this. Literally. I get paid the
same amount someone in tech support gets paid. It’s ridiculous. I have to
support a lot more than a technical rep does, I have to be familiar with more
operating systems, more technical symptoms that might show what the problem is,
more about how networks and computers work…. and a LOT more responsibility.
So what I’m considering at this point is having them transfer me into a senior
technical position. The work isn’t nearly as interesting, but the pay is
better. And right now money is more important than the job. I still plan on
getting into our Operations center, but in the short term until that happens,
this might be my best move.