[–] newoldwave 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

If I had it to do over, I'd skip college and go to trade school, become a plumber and work toward having my own business. I had a good job in IT but the company (Verison) down sized my whole department, laid us all off and shipped our jobs to India. Plumbing can't be off shored.

[–] 00001000001100110101 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yup, IT is brutal. The entire field has been flooded with Indians and immigrants. The pay is not great, full time positions are close to impossible to find, benefits are lack luster, and your job is at risk of being shit canned at any time. It's bad enough that im deeply considering switching to something that can NOT be outsourced