A change will do you good?
By vlv723 08-14-2008 11:48 AM
First off, after constant thinking, I decided NOT to sell my collection. I guess I wasn't the only one and eventually I will get to open up the wrapper and put the game on my disc. I appreciate all the comments on my previous blog entry.
Anyways, I had a very interesting conversation with my brother. Anyone of you have a college degree but is working that is irrelevant to what you studied for? I went to DeVry and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Network and Communications Management. For those who used to went, it was formerly known as Telecommunications Management or TCOM for short. Let me take you back to memory lane:
During my college years, I worked as a part-time Computer Technician/Helpdesk for an elementary school.
After graduation, unlike some other people who got an entry level job within 6 months, I got mines about 2 months later. It was a great job, but of course, the traffic, especially in LA is horrible. At least I had alot of experience. And then I left for another company that allowed me to live on a suitcase. Although it was a great job, I felt that the old-timers there got jealous of me (I was only 23 at the time and everyone else were in their 30s-50s) and encourage my boss to get me a laid-off slip. However, I was transferred to Technical Support. At first, I thought it was a temporary transfer until the person I reported to told me that it was a permanent transfer. I left a month later. Also, this job was in the OC, so from my house to the office, on a bad traffic day, it would take 2 hours to get there.
Now, I settled on a job closer to home. However, there was an opportunity to transfer to the Tennessee office which I jumped on. I made alot of sacrifices to get here. I had no employee compensation, no raise, no assistance. I came here with just my computer, my video games, a suitcase full of clothes, my car, and my dog.
Sure, Tennessee changed me a lot, as in 40 pounds less, but professionally, is this where I'm going to do for the rest of my life? I don't make what I should be making and my job, I can't do what I am experienced to do because "it's not my title". Even though my manager is nice, sincere, and cool, he is a "by-the-books" and "protocol" manager. I'm kinda stuck where I'm trying to advance. Right now, I've been applying for jobs that the compensation is plenty and room for growth, but then again, is that me saying, "Thanks for letting me transfer and settle into my new surroundings, but sorry, you didn't give me shit, so I'm outta here". Well if they give me some kind of assistance, then I would stay, but nope, they didn't.
Anyways, my brother encouraged me to go back to school and study in the Medical field. I am considering if my life leads to nowhere in the next few months. In 18 months, I could be working as an X-Ray tech, making close to 50k...way more than what I'm making right now. And he'll help me out if I don't work while studying. If I do, then I hope my boss back at the California office gets me back and put me on a weird schedule like one other guy who left because he was going to school, to at least give me some financial stability.
I am really thinking if I should consider changing careers. I worked as a Computer Support Tech for over 7 years and I am getting nowhere right now. Have you guys felt the same way and you either did or did not pull the trigger to change your career.
I am curious because it's not about being financially stable, but it's being emotionally stable as well.
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