Originally posted by John Summers:
I did work in HR related jobs for 2 years in London. I really felt that the whole discipline was full of people who's ambition far outweighed their IQ. They did very little of worth, just mainly bureaucrats and power hungry people.
I started to get really interested in PCs and programming. Started designing websites, started writing Applets. Realised that my true vocation in life is computer programming. I had never realised this before because I never got to use a PC properly till 3 years ago. When I was at school they didnt teach IT at all.
So I left HR and did a one year MSc conversion course at Newcastle University in the Uk. I am passionate about programming. I really can say I enjoy doing it. That's the point of my post really, I have found what I love doing in life but am worried about the future of said discipline.
Yeah I could do IT recruitment, but if the IT jobs go then so will the IT recruitment jobs! (good, i hate recruitment consultants, the scum).
Hope you wrote a nice letter of resignation before you quit
many firms actually disallow your manager giving you a reference