What was your first real job? I'm not talking about being a paper boy, or flipping burgers at mcdonalds. I mean your first real adult job.
I went to college for Networking back in 2001-2002. I have all 3 levels of the Cisco Certifications. Associate, Professional and Expert. I completed these during my 2 years of "community college". Upon graduation I went job searching to realize the the program is basically a lie, and that there aren't jobs all over the place for network admins in my area, and the ones that are out there pay crap. But I went to school for 2 years, and I did the work, so i figured I'd try it. Jobs were all over in the biggest cities near my, Columbus(2 hour drive), Pittsburgh(1.5 hours) and Akron/Canton(1.5 hours). I didn't want to move away from my family.
I ended up taking a job at a hospitial as a network admin, and lasted 6 months before I got fired. The job was supposed to be maintaining the network, it turned into being the person they call when their computer doesn't work right or they needed to fix to know how to fix their excel sheet to add up some numbers. It quickly became apparent why the job had 5 different people in it in the last 36 months.
I was working afternoon shift, and recieved a call from a doctor who said his laptop was broken it wouldn't turn on. His office was clean across the complex, at least a 15 minute walk, and several elevator rides from where I was. So I asked him nicely if he had his charger hooked up? He said no. Then I asked if the battery was dead, please try to hook up your charger. His response "Do you think I am in fing moron? I just did open heart surgery I think I know if my laptop was dead" So I walked across the hospitial. Went in his office, plugged in the laptop and it powered right up. I looked at him and said "I guess you are an fing moron and remind me to tell anyone I care about to never have you operate on them" I stormed out, stopped at the lunch room at my dinner, and by the time I got back my boss was sitting at my desk and fired me on the spot. Apparently this doctor was one of the elite within the hospitial chain of command. It was one of the happiest moments of my life.
A little side side note, my Dad had a pacemaker put in 3 years ago. I went to the meeting for the Doctor that he was referred to, and the Dr. comes in, sits down, and I looked at my Dad and tell him "This guy is a moron, he couldn't figure out how to turn his laptop on because the battery was dead, and he didn't plug it in, I'd rather he didn't operate on you" My Dad looks at me and says "Better not, even I know how to turn a computer on" and we walked out. The look on the guys face was priceless.
Next Doctor we seen was a great surgeon, and a great human being. I am glad that my Dad recieved his care instead of the callous SOB the other doctor was.
Edited by toomanytoys84, September 26, 2013 - 08:58 AM.