pamphleteer wrote:eriedoctrine wrote:Can confirm above two posts. Especially for IT.
My friend sits on his ass half the time as a network admin "monitoring the network". He makes about 70k w/o overtime.
Also company wide system scans take a few hours, so he basically sits at his office playing fucking Hearthstone or World of Warcraft or some shit and clocks in dat overtime and gets another 20k.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention that "work" for him is so undraining, he is getting bored dicking around all the time. Last winter, he just started taking evening biology classes at local college cause it's interesting. His company pays for it.
What is his degree in?
IT/IS from UIUC.
Granted he started at 50k doing desktop support 3 years ago, where he worked even LESS than he did now. /jealous
I was going IS/IT route as well, but wanted "more meaning" at work. Plus my parents and friends are way more impressed at where I am now, and they won't have to hang their head in shame when comparing me with other parent's kids. That's what matters amirite?! We'll see how biglaw turns out this summer... I'm working in their IP, Technology, and Data Privacy department, so kinda psyched.