9 Drawbacks Of Working In The IT Industry

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IT professions come in many shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: they need long hours. You must be willing to work nights and weekends if you want to work in IT.

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Long Working Hours

You'll almost certainly be tethered to a cell phone if you work in a vital support function. As a result, you may be called upon to respond to an emergency at any time.

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Bye-Bye Personal Time

Working in IT (particularly in helpdesk jobs) means almost everyone who will contact you is frustrated because they have an issue and will expect you to solve it immediately.

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Loads Of Angry Faces Staring At You

The majority of IT positions have strict deadlines. Often, the deadline is absolutely unrealistic based on the amount of effort required, but you are nevertheless expected to make it.

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Deadline Driven

This one is an absolute guarantee. Your employees will depend on you to troubleshoot their personal electronics.

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Everyone’s Personal Computer Mechanic

End users are continually lying about the nature of their difficulties. After all, no one likes to get into trouble, thus they strive to hide their own mistakes.

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People Will Lie To You... A Lot

The IT sector is always changing. The only way to keep your knowledge and skills current is to keep your education up to date.

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Need To Keep Yourself Updated... Always

Computer systems are complex, and despite your best efforts, things don't always perform as they should, and you're expected to fix it.

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The ‘Element Of Surprise’

The role of an IT professional is to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Oddly, they would not be required if everything worked flawlessly.

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You’re Making Yourself Obsolete

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