• MystikIncarnate@lemmy.ca
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    20 days ago

    I wish I had this handy guide like three or four years ago. I switched to an employer where I did not enjoy my time there. They bait/switched the position (I applied through a friend to his department, NOC, and instead was interviewed for MSP services (tier 2, but it’s not what I was looking to get into), the interview was short, maybe 20 minutes, and one of the attendees, which I later found out was one of the owners, was driving at the time. Not just in their car, and not just being driven around, he was literally driving a vehicle at the time.

    I got an offer after that one interview, and within about a year I started to see all the long-term talent walk out the door. I was basically forced to find a new job and I’m much happier for it. The new place did three rounds of interviews, has a decent (not perfect) health insurance package, and the owners of the company are friendly and understanding about everything I’ve brought to them. This new position is easily shaping up to be one of the best jobs I’ve had so far in my career.

    I do IT support by the way. Usually escalation level positions.

    I will say that the median salary for my career in my area, is quite pitiful relative to the overall industry. The current employer is well above the local area median, but a far cry from the industry average.

    • Echo Dot@feddit.uk
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      20 days ago

      I will say that the median salary for my career in my area, is quite pitiful relative to the overall industry.

      This is why the industry is so against remote working even though it’s obviously one of the easiest jobs to do remotely. It’s so they can get away with pain crap wages simply because it’s “the local standard”.