Why it Sucks to be the IT Guy [infographic]

December 19, 2012 |  by  |  Tech
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“Have you tried turning it off and then back on again?” That must be the number one solution supplied by IT guys and gals around the globe. It works 99% of the time, and no one ever thinks of doing it. IT personal are an essential part of modern business and with technology improving year by year, and now the IT department is under more pressure and given more responsibility than ever.

In the past the CEO, CFO or the CMO was usually the biggest decision makers, now the Chief Technology Officer, or CTO has a say. Keeping up-to-date software, reliable internet bandwidth and consistently having to repaire broken computers are just some of the day-to-day activities of an IT dude that make them so important.

Being a ‘nerd’ or ‘geek’ isn’t an insult anymore – it is a way to make a living. These geeks we grew up with and made fun of now are technology directors at the world’s biggest firms. They make more moolaa than we ever will, and understand the workings of digital media better than the rest. Always respect your IT guy, she may save your ass one day. [ORSYP.com]

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  • Rick D

    Restart you computer and clear your cookies are some of the things that help desk people tell me all time. Unfortunately I’ve been asked if the computer is plugged in when complaining about the batter not charging. it wasn’t. ;(

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1017617188 Robert French

    Aspergnerds. Seriously? Are you that insensitive? It has barely been 5 days since Friday’s tragedy and you’re attempting foolish Aspergers Syndrome jokes? Really?

    Such a reference will never be acceptable to many people. And, for most people … especially right now, it is very insensitive of you to have used this.

    Here’s a phrase for you. Ponder it. “Too soon!”

    • ShushU

      Being one coping with Aspergers I found that entertaining, Stop speaking for us it’s bad enough the news media paints us as incapable of functioning in society …

    • Ken

      Looking at their blog is seems like this inforgraphic and blog post was made in November. No need to blow up there Robert. http://www.orsyp.com/blog/610-sucks-being-it-guy/

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Iown-You/100000775565221 Iown You

        Clearly, Robert has ASS BURGERS between his buns…

  • Ian Currry

    let me think of the famous British TV series, , lol

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  • Alan Smithe

    As an IT person, this rings 100% true with my life. I wish I could print this out and hand it to everyone in the company I work for. Unfortunately, most of it would fall on deaf ears. People don’t care. I was told early on in my career to expect to be treated like “the computer janitor.” This, while not always true, does happen more times than not.

    Perhaps one aspect left out of the article is how many of us IT types have to keep a “secret identity” with our career choice. Once you’ve been nailed as an IT person, your “friends” and family will have no problem interrupting your day with with any computer questions they may have. “You’re like my own personal IT person.” — I didn’t ask to be, thank you.

  • Baijo

    CSI Genius….Omnerdiscient!
    Sounds better

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  • Richard Liebespach

    As an EX-it guy, I know first hand that

    if it is broke…. It is my fault.

    if it is working… IT is working (and I don’t mean IT )

    Sometimes being the maytag repairman is all the thanks you get when you
    are the IT Guy.
    That’s part of why I am no longer an IT Guy. I now have my own company,
    “Self-Protection Concepts”, and I love it. Helping people to be safe
    from violent crime, and teaching them how to defend themselves when they
    are attacked it more rewarding than anything I have ever done before. Check me out online… you should be able to find my website easy enough… just take note, it is a “.net” not a “.com”.

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