Top 5 Pieces of Advice on Getting Ahead in IT

  1. Wear Pants – even working at home alone.  No one takes a pantless person seriously.  
  2. There is no crying in IT – mostly because it makes me uncomfortable
  3. The computers are malicious and out to get you – anthropomorphizing the little buggers is acceptable.  Get them before they get you.
  4. IT is a scam – There are no tangible results and our continued existence relies on having continued problems to fix.  
  5. People are more important than machines – No matter how well you can move bits around, you’ll hit a glass ceiling if you can’t also deal with people.  


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