If you are preparing for a career in IT or are new to IT, many of the “dirty little secrets” listed below may surprise you because we don’t usually talk about them out loud.
1.) IT pros frequently use jargon to confuse nontechnical business managers and hide the fact that they screwed up.
2.) Some IT professionals deploy technologies that do more to consolidate their own power than to help the business.
3.) Veteran IT professionals are often the biggest roadblock to implementing new technologies.
4.) You’ll spend far more time babysitting old technologies than implementing new ones.
5.) Vendors and consultants will take all the credit when things work well and will blame you when things go wrong.
6.) Your nontechnical co-workers will use you as personal tech support for their home PCs.
7.) Certifications won’t always help you become a better technologist, but they can help you land a better job or a pay raise.
8.) You will go from goat to hero and back again multiple times within any given day.
9.) It will be your fault when users make silly errors.
10.) The pay in IT is good compared to many other professions, but since they pay you well, they often think they own you.