Who can compete with people who have the same education but walk to work in plastic sandals and sleep on dirt floors?
Hell, If I am going to work that hard to make 100 to MAYBE 150 a year, I might as well go to law school and work the same hours and maybe Ill make partner and have a shot at 3x that.
Quote from: Aonghus on March 20, 2004, 03:37:07 PM Who can compete with people who have the same education but walk to work in plastic sandals and sleep on dirt floors?Aonghus, they have lace-up shoes and apartments in other parts of the world you know...QuoteHell, If I am going to work that hard to make 100 to MAYBE 150 a year, I might as well go to law school and work the same hours and maybe Ill make partner and have a shot at 3x that. ... and dude, if you think you can make 100-150 in IT, gimme a hit of whatever you're smokin'. It's a support function in a corporation, it will always fall under administrative costs, and there will always be downward pressure on the salary curves.
Yes, Im sure that all the Singhs in New Dehli who are taking US IT jobs have access to lace up shoes and floors... but there are A LOT of people in India sleeping in the dirt. Just like there are in Mexico... or do you just travel to Cancun on spring break?
Do you WORK in IT? Grow up man. People that I WORK with make 100-150k!From there, its up to you to make it to CITO.
I want to go to law school mainly because I want to learn and study the law. Money, prestige, employment, or even being a lawyer is secondary to that. I have heard that lower tier schools are not as interested in teaching the law as an academic discipline, rather the want you to get the practical aspects of it.. so that would be a concern of mine.
You described yourself as a system administrator. They do not make 100K and never will, because the knowledge set turns over every 3 yrs and you can always fill the seats with younger, cheaper labor (as you essentially concede)
Certainly, it's folly to compare the earnings of Wintel admins with Unix admins, because they're not in the same market. What people have said about downward wage pressures is much more the case in the Wintel world, where it only takes a matter of weeks to train someone from scratch to be a competent admin. In Unix, it takes years of experience and the ability to actually write code (and I don't mean XHTML or Flash).
Personally, I've been working in IT on the support side for a few years, but have never wanted to make it a career. I hate sitting in front of a computer all day, and find that I get no intellectual satisfaction from working on computers as an end to themselves. As a tool to research legal or societal issues, I think it's great, but I don't do computing for the sake of computing. At least, I won't after August 1 of this year.