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    PeccaviPeccavi Registered User regular
    Drop ship accounts are the bane of my existence.

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    KaplarKaplar On Google MapsRegistered User regular
    Kaplar wrote: »
    Kaplar wrote: »
    Probably good news! The place I interviewed at on Monday just called me back today to let me know they're going to be doing a background check and stuff. They wouldn't bother with that unless they wanted me for the position yeah?

    No start date yet, but I got the job!

    I'm salaried, I get to have insurance again, I get tuition reimbursement, it's on my campus, and I get to stop being unemployed for a year and a half!

    e:Hearing from a friend who works there, I apparently blew the other candidates out of the water.

    As an added bonus, I get a faculty parking tag instead of just a student one. I can park wherever the fuck I want now.

    @JoeUser

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    Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    Liiya wrote: »
    Bad-Beat wrote: »
    :( Gah! Why must I have ambition? Why can't I just settle for unexciting jobs?!

    £27k student debt.

    You make a good point.

    Can't wait till I'm debt free. i.e. never.

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    ToxTox I kill threads he/himRegistered User regular
    I love the smell of molten server in the morning

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    TL DRTL DR Not at all confident in his reflexive opinions of thingsRegistered User regular
    I think I hate IT and am ready to be done being a sysadmin. How realistic is it to jump from [professional career] to another white-collar job without having to go back to school and maybe only taking a paycut for a year or so?

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    ToxTox I kill threads he/himRegistered User regular
    TL DR wrote: »
    I think I hate IT and am ready to be done being a sysadmin. How realistic is it to jump from [professional career] to another white-collar job without having to go back to school and maybe only taking a paycut for a year or so?

    Honestly without some sort of retraining/schooling of some sort, I'm gonna say you're gonna have a bad time. Any idea what career you feel like jumping to? Personal assistance/office administrator might be a good fit for someone trying to get out of IT, nothing else jumps to mind right now.


    The more important question is how well do you expect that to go?

    Specifically, being able to say "I used to work in IT..." without immediately being inundated with IT-specific tasks.

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    DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
    Yeah I do the same currently as a sysadmin. I've been thinking of taking a role as a project coordinator (one step down from Project Manager it seems)

    The only thing I'm worried about is the job security. In my current role it is really concrete where I see Project folk come in and out all the time.

    It's just you can go so much higher with it.

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    SyphyreSyphyre A Dangerous Pastime Registered User regular
    Shut laptop. Put laptop in backpack. Eat lunch. Carry laptop to where it needs to be. Take laptop out of backpack. Realize that it's almost too hot to touch. From that point on make damn sure the laptop actually goes into sleep mode before you put it into a backpack.

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    destroyah87destroyah87 They/Them Preferred: She/Her - Please UseRegistered User regular
    Syphyre wrote: »
    Shut laptop. Put laptop in backpack. Eat lunch. Carry laptop to where it needs to be. Take laptop out of backpack. Realize that it's almost too hot to touch. From that point on make damn sure the laptop actually goes into sleep mode before you put it into a backpack.

    I've done that too.

    Laptop felt red hot and roaring like a jet turbine. Actually, it was the noise that alerted me to the situation.

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    FaranguFarangu I am a beardy man With a beardy planRegistered User regular
    So apparently my company just decided to push forward the roll out of live chats with customers with a fucking quickness. I've had to "train" so many people this week so far it's ridiculous, and next week looks to be just as bad.

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    I'm going to vent here because this is technically related to somebody's job.

    I submitted paperwork to the Fed a while back for my grandpa. It was a pretty routine form regarding survivor benefits, since my grandma passed recently and she had been a Federal employee. They received the paperwork on May 11.

    I just called to get an update because nothing had been paid or mailed out yet. Turns out that despite them receiving it a full six weeks ago, nobody was assigned to the case until this past Monday. Six weeks, just to assign someone to process a relatively simple survivor benefits claim!

    I realize that there have been some issues with data breaches at the OPM, but to take what will be no less than 7 weeks to process a routine claim is kind of ridiculous. For some people benefits like these might be their only source of income, or a supplement to whatever Social Security payments they receive. This kind of stuff seems like it should be a pretty high priority!

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Docshifty wrote: »
    My wife has continually put in 70+ hour weeks, yet is salaried at $11/hr. I warned her this would happen. She should seriously demand a big raise.

    What does she do? Also I don't know if it is state or federal, but the minimum wage for salary is $455 a week.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    My last day at Noah's is Sunday, Sunday, Sunday. I made sure to call the recruiter at the temp agency so I could start on temp work ASAP if needed.

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    My last day at Noah's is Sunday, Sunday, Someday. I made sure to call the recruiter at the temp agency so I could start on temp work ASAP if needed.

    You'll be free just in time for awexome cross '98.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    jgeis wrote: »
    I'm going to vent here because this is technically related to somebody's job.

    I submitted paperwork to the Fed a while back for my grandpa. It was a pretty routine form regarding survivor benefits, since my grandma passed recently and she had been a Federal employee. They received the paperwork on May 11.

    I just called to get an update because nothing had been paid or mailed out yet. Turns out that despite them receiving it a full six weeks ago, nobody was assigned to the case until this past Monday. Six weeks, just to assign someone to process a relatively simple survivor benefits claim!

    I realize that there have been some issues with data breaches at the OPM, but to take what will be no less than 7 weeks to process a routine claim is kind of ridiculous. For some people benefits like these might be their only source of income, or a supplement to whatever Social Security payments they receive. This kind of stuff seems like it should be a pretty high priority!

    Nah man, further cut funding to all government departments because government=socialism and that way we can give tax cuts to those who truly need them the most, billionaires.

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    UsagiUsagi Nah Registered User regular
    Dudes

    Dudes

    My new job is AMAZING

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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    My boss might be getting fired tomorrow. Serves him right. Hes made sexual passes at an employee and customer, cusses customers out behind their back, is late all the time, called off one day, put a coworker in tears screaming at her, makes sure he has every weekend off, and was so late one day he opened the store 2 hours late.

    Hes been here for a little over 2 weeks.

    Well somehow he didn't get fired. They did tell him he needs to be nice to and actually help customers. And hes basically on edge, but man if he did all that in 2 weeks and still wasn't fired what does it take? Immediately after the upper management left he was cussing about them and saying how the whole thing is bullshit and blah blah blah.

    Oh and he was late again yesterday.

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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    Sometimes I wonder if I've lived this long with a gigantic speech impediment that everyone ever has been too polite to mention.

    Because the alternative - repeating "I can't discuss this client's policy with you because you have no standing" three times and then being asked for a 4th time "But I just need [HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL DETAILS] x, y z" - is that I live in a world surrounded by people able to get jobs that pay more than mine and yet who are unable to understand a clearly, simply expressed, thrice-repeated refusal. And that's actually far more depressing.

    I mean if it's the speech thing, then all my teachers and the people I was at school with were way kinder to me than I thought at the time. That's a nice thought.

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    PhotosaurusPhotosaurus Bay Area, CARegistered User regular
    Considering quitting my marketing job to get involved with something more technical. Was thinking of going for my CCENT followed by a CCNA/CCNP Security. My question is if it is actually worth starting with an A+/Net+ cert if I already have some basic networking knowledge? The local bootcamps for that are $5k in and of themselves, which seems like a lot of a very basic cert.

    "If complete and utter chaos was lightning, then he'd be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting 'All gods are bastards'."
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    GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    V1m wrote: »
    Sometimes I wonder if I've lived this long with a gigantic speech impediment that everyone ever has been too polite to mention.

    Because the alternative - repeating "I can't discuss this client's policy with you because you have no standing" three times and then being asked for a 4th time "But I just need [HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL DETAILS] x, y z" - is that I live in a world surrounded by people able to get jobs that pay more than mine and yet who are unable to understand a clearly, simply expressed, thrice-repeated refusal. And that's actually far more depressing.

    I mean if it's the speech thing, then all my teachers and the people I was at school with were way kinder to me than I thought at the time. That's a nice thought.
    A scarier thought is that they're probably asking because they normally get the confidential information when they ask for it.

    Gvzbgul on
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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    V1m wrote: »
    Sometimes I wonder if I've lived this long with a gigantic speech impediment that everyone ever has been too polite to mention.

    Because the alternative - repeating "I can't discuss this client's policy with you because you have no standing" three times and then being asked for a 4th time "But I just need [HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL DETAILS] x, y z" - is that I live in a world surrounded by people able to get jobs that pay more than mine and yet who are unable to understand a clearly, simply expressed, thrice-repeated refusal. And that's actually far more depressing.

    I mean if it's the speech thing, then all my teachers and the people I was at school with were way kinder to me than I thought at the time. That's a nice thought.
    A scarier thought is that they're probably asking because they normally get the confidential information when they ask for it.

    Ah yes, social engineering. Or as I was quick to call it, repeatedly in my IT courses, "fishing for idiots."

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    My boss might be getting fired tomorrow. Serves him right. Hes made sexual passes at an employee and customer, cusses customers out behind their back, is late all the time, called off one day, put a coworker in tears screaming at her, makes sure he has every weekend off, and was so late one day he opened the store 2 hours late.

    Hes been here for a little over 2 weeks.

    Well somehow he didn't get fired. They did tell him he needs to be nice to and actually help customers. And hes basically on edge, but man if he did all that in 2 weeks and still wasn't fired what does it take? Immediately after the upper management left he was cussing about them and saying how the whole thing is bullshit and blah blah blah.

    Oh and he was late again yesterday.

    It's hard to admit you hired the wrong person.

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    V1mV1m Registered User regular
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    V1m wrote: »
    Sometimes I wonder if I've lived this long with a gigantic speech impediment that everyone ever has been too polite to mention.

    Because the alternative - repeating "I can't discuss this client's policy with you because you have no standing" three times and then being asked for a 4th time "But I just need [HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL DETAILS] x, y z" - is that I live in a world surrounded by people able to get jobs that pay more than mine and yet who are unable to understand a clearly, simply expressed, thrice-repeated refusal. And that's actually far more depressing.

    I mean if it's the speech thing, then all my teachers and the people I was at school with were way kinder to me than I thought at the time. That's a nice thought.
    A scarier thought is that they're probably asking because they normally get the confidential information when they ask for it.

    No I'm fairly sure that they're just fucking stupid.

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    DocshiftyDocshifty Registered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    My boss might be getting fired tomorrow. Serves him right. Hes made sexual passes at an employee and customer, cusses customers out behind their back, is late all the time, called off one day, put a coworker in tears screaming at her, makes sure he has every weekend off, and was so late one day he opened the store 2 hours late.

    Hes been here for a little over 2 weeks.

    Well somehow he didn't get fired. They did tell him he needs to be nice to and actually help customers. And hes basically on edge, but man if he did all that in 2 weeks and still wasn't fired what does it take? Immediately after the upper management left he was cussing about them and saying how the whole thing is bullshit and blah blah blah.

    Oh and he was late again yesterday.

    It's hard to admit you hired the wrong person.

    Plus companies fucking hate firing people that aren't basic entry level hourly employees. Like the boss I had who sexually harassed an employee working under him on the sales floor and was punished by being transferred to another store.

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    JoeUserJoeUser Forum Santa Registered User regular
    Kaplar wrote: »
    Kaplar wrote: »
    Probably good news! The place I interviewed at on Monday just called me back today to let me know they're going to be doing a background check and stuff. They wouldn't bother with that unless they wanted me for the position yeah?

    No start date yet, but I got the job!

    I'm salaried, I get to have insurance again, I get tuition reimbursement, it's on my campus, and I get to stop being unemployed for a year and a half!

    e:Hearing from a friend who works there, I apparently blew the other candidates out of the water.

    As an added bonus, I get a faculty parking tag instead of just a student one. I can park wherever the fuck I want now.

    @Kaplar

    Hooray! Congratulations! :biggrin:

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    KaplarKaplar On Google MapsRegistered User regular
    That's the main reason I applied. Right there.

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    So it looks like come August I will officially be living and working in Washington DC

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    Congrats on escaping Mississippi!

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    JoeUserJoeUser Forum Santa Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    So it looks like come August I will officially be living and working in Washington DC

    @Grey Ghost

    Yay! Congratulations! :biggrin:

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    So it looks like come August I will officially be living and working in Washington DC

    ...the hell have you been doing here in the meantime?

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    So it looks like come August I will officially be living and working in Washington DC

    ...the hell have you been doing here in the meantime?

    Not hanging out with you, for some reason

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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    I wish I could hang a sign up that says "We are not free tech support" now more then ever. When I was at Best Buy it was annoying but now I get paid on comission so you coming in 4 times to ask me how to access you contacts, change your ringer, get to your voicemails, and download apps, when this is your third iphone and I've shown you the owners manual, is literally costing me money.

    Thankfully my company has started us charging people for phone book transfers, people would buy their phone at the corporate store across town but they suck and don't do anything for you so they would then come into our store and ask us to do it free of charge. Then complaign it was taking too long. Sorry you don't know your Apple ID, and you have 6000 pictures on here.

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    @DrZiplock I'm in training here but it was unknown until today where my actual assignment would be

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    JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    One of the realtors told me today that if I got my license I would have a place on his team. So that was nice.

    and I wonder about my neighbors even though I don't have them
    but they're listening to every word I say
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    BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    Butters wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Hey Job Thread, long-time reader, first-time-in-a-long-time poster. Yesterday was my first day back at work after a 2-week vacation, and I found out I'm being laid off at the end of next week. Not for performance reasons, but because our sales pipeline isn't terribly rosy for the type of work that I do (this could also be interpreted as 'the sales people, whose job it is to sell work for our employees, are failing at that job'). This is the first time in 14 years that I've been unemployed; it's hard to process. Intellectually, I'm fairly confident that I'll be able to find a new job - even if it isn't a great one - before too terribly long, and we're fortunate enough to have decent savings set aside. Plus my wife and I are in good health, no kids or other dependents (except our dog). Emotionally, though, this is scary as shit and there's a little voice in the back of my head running through all sorts of worst-case scenarios. I know I'm in better shape than a lot of folks (and hopefully not coming across as an asshole in that regard), but man, this thing is daunting. Thanks for letting me vent.

    Your head is in the right place.

    So, I've been laid-off twice. It is not good, not all that fun, and can bring all manner of things into question. Sounds like you already have a good bit aside so don't go freaking out over that just yet. However, I did find it helpful to begin making conscious decisions regarding certain things. Going out date nights became brunch dates because it's cheaper, cable got dropped (and never looked back, btw), etc.

    Steps like that will help keep the voice in the back of your head quiet. It's a sign that you're taking positive steps to control your life. Why is this important? Because you're going to feel out of control at times. The lay-off itself, the occasional rejection letter from a prospective job, etc. Steps taken by you will serve to, on at least some level, remind you that you're in control here.

    That said, actively maintain something that brings you pleasure. Your hobby, something you like to do, whatever. You'll need that kick of "I'm enjoying my life right now." Mainly because life is worth enjoying really, but also because hey...you're in control. I took up a martial art, for example. Cost me $100 a month, but it was a physical and mental release that I needed, and it lends to a major major second point: Continue accomplishing things.

    It's addicting and if you fall off that wagon you'll forget what it was like to just set out and get shit done. Your own internal *ding* "grats" system.

    Then make job hunting a part of your everyday, but not your all day. You'll go nuts if it is all that you throw yourself at. Nuts is bad, satisfied that you applied to 2-3 jobs a day or looked at listings, or built searches, or tweaked your resume, or built a spreadsheet that contains all off the words you see in your field so that you can cross reference listings against your own letter and resume (extreme, yes)...those are good things.

    Also, post here more, man. We're cool and generally have your back in this thread.

    Case in point: @JoeUser Lend this gent a hand in the way that only you can.

    Can't tell you how much I appreciate this post man, it helps a lot. I'm still settling into the new normal, but have been going over things to cut out (putting two gym memberships on hiatus - since I'll be home I can run with my dog), couple of other monthly memberships. Cable is a discussion we'll have to have. Wish we hadn't just re-upped our cell phones! Anyway one day at a time right? It's still just kinda hard to believe.

    You'll need the cell phone. There's definitely a stigma in hiring unemployed people and it's intensified with hiring people that don't have easy access to stuff like a phone or transportation.

    reminds me of the wise words of Alice Cooper:
    I can't get a girl 'cause i ain't got a car
    I can't get a car 'cause i ain't got a job
    I can't get a job 'cause i ain't got a car
    So i'm looking for a girl with a job and a car

    This is literally a situation I was in yesterday. I mailed my electric bill out last week, they didn't get it in time and shut me off. My bill was $140, they wanted $692 to turn it back in. "Well when your on the budget plan and you miss you payment you have to put a deposit down going forward." Mam I was on a budget plan for a reason. Thankfully I just had a big check and could cover it, but I had $4 in my account after that. And they still didn't come out until this afternoon to re hook it up. Its hard being poor.

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Docshifty wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    Bucketman wrote: »
    My boss might be getting fired tomorrow. Serves him right. Hes made sexual passes at an employee and customer, cusses customers out behind their back, is late all the time, called off one day, put a coworker in tears screaming at her, makes sure he has every weekend off, and was so late one day he opened the store 2 hours late.

    Hes been here for a little over 2 weeks.

    Well somehow he didn't get fired. They did tell him he needs to be nice to and actually help customers. And hes basically on edge, but man if he did all that in 2 weeks and still wasn't fired what does it take? Immediately after the upper management left he was cussing about them and saying how the whole thing is bullshit and blah blah blah.

    Oh and he was late again yesterday.

    It's hard to admit you hired the wrong person.

    Plus companies fucking hate firing people that aren't basic entry level hourly employees. Like the boss I had who sexually harassed an employee working under him on the sales floor and was punished by being transferred to another store.

    Also I think it goes along with the fact that if they are such a shit show at work, that they are more than likely going to try to game the system when they are fired. I've been doing a lot of protected class stuff and its fools like these that ruin it for people who actually need it.

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Grey Ghost wrote: »
    So it looks like come August I will officially be living and working in Washington DC

    ...the hell have you been doing here in the meantime?

    Not hanging out with you, for some reason

    Yea, we should remedy that shit.

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
    edited June 2015
    so today i learned that golf is fun

    and also that free alcohol for 12 hours is fun

    really you should all be proud that this post is coherent

    I may be struggling to make sure I didn't typo this guys i am pretty druno

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    rhylithrhylith Death Rabbits HoustonRegistered User regular
    so druno

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    So I may be getting rolled over from OA to OT relatively soon, according to Delegated Testing (the hiring department) who informed me that my supervisor is listing an opening and has me as her prime candidate. I'd be doing the exact same work I am already doing, so now I'd just be getting paid OT-level wages for doing OT-level work. Besides the additional pay though, another great thing is that jobs in government operate under a ladder system for the most part. Put in such and such amount of time in this position at this range and you gain eligibility for the next step up. By working as an OT I'll be gaining eligibility towards Associate Governmental Program Analyst (AGPA) position, which is a step above Staff Services Analyst (SSA) which I already qualify for due to my OA work.

    End goal is still to get into IT as an Associate Information Systems Analyst (AISA) which then graduates into Senior Information Systems Analyst (SISA), but it still feels like I'm progressing in my career which is always a good thing considering imposter syndrome likes to rear its ugly head very often.

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