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So I have a chance to get a desktop tech job

GrathGrath I'm a much happier person these daysRegistered User, ClubPA regular
edited March 2009 in Social Entropy++
Right now I work for a software company that even if I named it 95% of you wouldn't know what we do. We have niche we perform very well in that niche and make alot of money. I currently work with clients directly supporting 40 or so. It keeps me pretty busy all the time and I get stressed out about work. The job I'm in is a perfect 'jumping off' point to get jobs elsewhere making six figure incomes. I kind of dislike my current job but these other tasty prospects are pretty much all that keep me in it.


Then today a new job posting happend. They are looking for a couple PC techs to work in the building. I would not lose any pay but I would probably end up losing out on those opportunities. Basically my job would be to sit back and wait for something to break, or wait for the boss to tell me to install patches or build a new pc for somebody somewhere.


I've already talked to people and it seems I have a pretty good chance of getting it if I apply, the question is do I give up the potential of other opportunities for this job doing stuff I actually like?

Grath on

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    satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    so you have the opportunity to take another job for the same pay that would put you in a significantly worse position in terms of career prospects?

    tough choice.

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    GrathGrath I'm a much happier person these days Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2009
    a job that I would like

    Its basically a happiness vs prosperity question.

    Grath on
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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I don't understand the question

    you've got a boring job but it should lead to better jobs

    and you've been offered a non boring job which will go nowhere?

    #pipe on
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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Stick with what you're doing if you believe it will lead to better things.

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    satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    i still don't understand how a job where you do practically nothing is the non-boring option

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    Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    How far down the track are these other "opportunities"?

    If it's something you can hang in for, then you should probably do that, rather than dead-ending yourself.

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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Yeah, I'm with satans on this one, I already have a job where I do nothing and it is BULLSHIT.

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I would go nuts if I was at work doing nothing.

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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I have no problem with leaving a boring job, but only after about 6 months or a year and only if I'm moving forward

    I wouldn't leave a good job for a job with less/same money or less/same prospects

    #pipe on
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    GrathGrath I'm a much happier person these days Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2009
    there are significantly less rape related suggestions than I expected from SE

    Grath on
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    LTMLTM Bikes and BeardsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    You'd get the same money, to lose client-facing, and become an IT-bitch.

    That doesn't sound like a good idea. Unless you're a masochist, then by all means, have at it.

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    KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    rape the new job

    also

    rape the old job

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    KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    rape the future job

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    GrathGrath I'm a much happier person these days Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2009
    LTM your title made me read that as if John C. McGinley was saying it.

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    Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    really there isn't even a question here

    stay at your current job

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    LTMLTM Bikes and BeardsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2009
    I can see that.

    I'd have to perfect the sort of laugh-and-turn-head-to-make-sure-people-were-laughing move.

    LTM on
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    Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    rape your boss until you get the job you want

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    TheidarTheidar Registered User regular
    edited March 2009
    Kovak wrote: »
    rape the future job

    He who rapes the present, rapes the past.

    He who rapes the past, rapes the future.

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