Aim High

When I graduated from college I was 25 years old and didn’t have an I.T. job.  It got desperate that I almost thought about joining the Air Force.  The Air Force you ask?  I remembered a news report years before that the Air Force was losing skilled people to the private sector, so I thought I could put my B.S. in Information Technology to use.

What stopped me was I had asthma and that would make me ineligible medically to join.  I am also anti-war so working in one of the branches of the armed forces would make me a hypocrite.  Also, my father who served in Veit Nam with the Army would have talked me out of it.  Plus a military lifestyle wasn’t for me.

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Bigger and Better Things?

On Friday February 19, 2016 I quit my job at Paychex and am going to start a new job on Monday February 22, 2016.  I am excited to start a new job and nervous also.  Paychex was a good company to work for and I had a job doing support for an online time tracking program called Time and Labor Online.  The problem with that was it wasn’t in Information Technology and more of account management with billing and cancellation we had to perform.

I am going into a I.T. position where I will be supporting network print services.  The position is a step up from my former one and the pay is 21% better.  This is the kind of job I was looking to get when I graduated college and that has me nervous.  The reason why is back in 1999 a year after I graduated from RIT with a BS in I.T.  I had this nice paying job starting out in a company’s IT department.  I had hopes and dreams of a future, but after 6 weeks I was fired.  I was a poor performer at my job because of my A.D.D. and my inexperience.   I now have good meds, experience and maturity, but it still a nagging feeling that I might not have it after 6 weeks.  I hope for the best and preparing for the worst.  I will keep you posted.