How hard is it to get a Government/School Public Sector IT job ?

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    Tube wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    You are in school, you are not building 'work' experience. You are learning. Unless you have another job you're not telling us. Or something, I don't know. You're very hush hush and combative.

    You just said you've never looked for jobs.

    What advice do you even want? You're clearly hostile to any advice that's actually relevant to what you're asking here.

    You're never going to find work life balance that pays what you're looking for, you're going to be stuck with jobs that pay $8-15 an hour because those are the only jobs that don't require skill. The kind of jobs where you can turn off, and once you clock out, the job doesn't exist anymore.

    NEW HERE
    I think people here need to stop bullying the OP
    There's nothing wrong with wanting a 9 to 5 job

    I am an IT Field Service Technician for a School District and we work 7:00 to 3:30 M-F ( team of 25 technicians)
    I think one of the reasons I never ever work overtime or are on call is because we are paid hourly and our company hates to pay us for overtime or on call rates.
    It's very rare we ever work overtime.
    We touch everything from Mac's, servers, desktops, outlook, email client etc.
    My boss even look's down on it

    I make like about 48K a year ( 23-24$ an hour ). I expect a raise as we have step towards how much we are paid. I'm currently in Step 1
    On the bad side, the work can get boring and tedious sometimes.
    Its possible to find a job like the OP's wants it may limit his career path but I think people who said it doesn't exist are pure workaholics it does it may not be as common but there are still plenty of 9 to 5 roles.
    It may not pay 100K but thats not the goal of the OP.
    Only people who respond to emergencies at our company are Net Op's, and anyone who's a System admin.
    First of all Overtime is expensive and so is buying pager's and paying on call rates.
    Plus nobody here likes to work weekends or nights.
    It's not hard to get a role like this if you know your stuff and work hard to find these positions.

    I started in a Tech Support company making 35K a year in a private software.
    Never worked overtime ( Only one time and even then it was a party celebration for me)
    Now as a Field Tech only overtime one time in my whole IT Career.

    If you don't want to work weekends, nights, or be on call. I say get into some form of IT support, or Desktop Support Role.
    Not every company requires these guys to be on call, some do some don't

    It really depends on the company you work for, not the job.

    Most government jobs have a strict 40 hour week. That's it.


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  • ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    bowen wrote: »
    You are in school, you are not building 'work' experience. You are learning. Unless you have another job you're not telling us. Or something, I don't know. You're very hush hush and combative.

    You just said you've never looked for jobs.

    What advice do you even want? You're clearly hostile to any advice that's actually relevant to what you're asking here.

    You're never going to find work life balance that pays what you're looking for, you're going to be stuck with jobs that pay $8-15 an hour because those are the only jobs that don't require skill. The kind of jobs where you can turn off, and once you clock out, the job doesn't exist anymore.

    NEW HERE
    I think people here need to stop bullying the OP
    There's nothing wrong with wanting a 9 to 5 job

    I am an IT Field Service Technician for a School District and we work 7:00 to 3:30 M-F ( team of 25 technicians)
    I think one of the reasons I never ever work overtime or are on call is because we are paid hourly and our company hates to pay us for overtime or on call rates.
    It's very rare we ever work overtime.
    We touch everything from Mac's, servers, desktops, outlook, email client etc.
    My boss even look's down on it

    I make like about 48K a year ( 23-24$ an hour ). I expect a raise as we have step towards how much we are paid. I'm currently in Step 1
    On the bad side, the work can get boring and tedious sometimes.
    Its possible to find a job like the OP's wants it may limit his career path but I think people who said it doesn't exist are pure workaholics it does it may not be as common but there are still plenty of 9 to 5 roles.
    It may not pay 100K but thats not the goal of the OP.
    Only people who respond to emergencies at our company are Net Op's, and anyone who's a System admin.
    First of all Overtime is expensive and so is buying pager's and paying on call rates.
    Plus nobody here likes to work weekends or nights.
    It's not hard to get a role like this if you know your stuff and work hard to find these positions.

    I started in a Tech Support company making 35K a year in a private software.
    Never worked overtime ( Only one time and even then it was a party celebration for me)
    Now as a Field Tech only overtime one time in my whole IT Career.

    If you don't want to work weekends, nights, or be on call. I say get into some form of IT support, or Desktop Support Role.
    Not every company requires these guys to be on call, some do some don't

    It really depends on the company you work for, not the job.

    Most government jobs have a strict 40 hour week. That's it.


    Oh good then you don't need these threads anymore. Thanks for letting me know!

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