I sit on a fence. I see both sides and envy them both.
On the one side my college friends. People still in school working towards thier degree.
Working at Toys R Us and Target.
I see them getting to do what they want not having to get up and go to work monday through friday in a fairly tight schedule. Going on a week long camping trip to Ragnarock. and enjoying themselves.
Then on the other hand there are the evil consultants and the suit and tie world.
Where supposidly money starts at $40K/yr.
There they leave work at 5 or 6 friday and generally don't have a care until monday.
the paid vacation, the benefits.
And here I am. I'm making good money for a part time job $11/hr. So I guess I could live on it. but I want to pay off my debts. I want a great sound system.
I want my own arcade machine. I want all theese things and could have them if i went to the suits and found a job. My problem is I can't find a job. and I don't want to move.
This sorta leads back to what i was going to bitch about yesterday.
I work for a software company doing tech support and programming. (and arguably DB admin/recovery).
I'm paid the previously said 11 an hour. which if i complain to some friends will get me Pinged. (Don't ask other then that Ping is a brand of golf clubs)
But everyone i talk to says I should be making at least $20/hr (40k/yr).
Since i have work experience and a 4yr computer degree.
Well one of the faults of where i work at is we depend to much on a consultant.
And me and a coworker ended up going to a clients place from about 4:30 until 8 at night (Typically we are a 9 to 5 place or in my case 11 to 6 or so) and we spent 90% of the time picking up after the consultant who charged god knows how much. While we at first thought the guy incompetant. i think it was a large communication messup. between consultant/client/and our boss.
Still doesn't change the fact that i'm supposidly underpaid and had to waist my time.
In a way i'm not underpaid. But only in the fact that I don't work as hard as i should at times and am not consistant with working times.
But which should happen first, realistic compensation, or realistic work habits?
I know compensation won't come with the habits. I watch my coworkers give thier all and they make as much as me and are treated the same.
Oh well. at least this weekend should be interesting. I am going to a "Crown war" on sunday though its not really a war since only one person wanted the crown at least officially. There was some talk about bad smear campaigns but looks like some people are planning on making the event interesting. Lots of foam fighting though i will end up looking like a blueberry (I need better garb)
P.s. Oh and DAMN glych for letting me hear this darn song.