jiraTicket93820dReasonable. We don’t be scared to switch jobs - I think having done various jobs in life is a huge benefit! If nothing else - it really gives you a sense of variation and gives you some cool stories. 🙂 It’s always cool when people tell you they used to do something completely different earlier in life
jiraTicket93820dBut if you find your IT job feels meaningless and doesn’t help people - maybe try switching to a different company, before ditching the field. I find my dev job very meaningful.
I’m driven by improving things. I feel like paramedics do a good job and I’m not sure what I would do differently - but in development I know many areas I wanna improve.
And by developing I can reach many people and improve their day to day experience.
If I was a paramedic I would only reach a limited amount of people.
ilPinguino300520d@jiraTicket I get what you're trying to say... I'm already working for a company that does a lot of good, that's pretty much a requirement for me to work for someone in the first place.
I've picked up the interest in emergency medicine in my First Responder training for our volunteer fire department... And I kinda liked it.
I'm going to take a longer vacation and get an internship on an ambulance to get some practical experience as a First Responder anyway, once this damn pandemic is over. I'll pick up some skills and maybe a job offer.
Maybe I'll take it.
KiDoDa15015d@ilPinguino If that is what draws you, definately pursue it. First responders are essential (anybody that had ever needed one can attest to that) and few people feel the call to it. As a dev one can trudge along without much passion without much concequence, and likewise success can feel insignificant; and although we all hope that if we find our selves in a position to respond selflesly in an emergency, without training or some driving passion, it might not be the case. But since this responsibility falls onto first responders, that internal passion to act is essential imo. If you feel this, and choose to pursue it: thanks for choosing to accept this call for the benefit of us all! <3
avian5I knew I was about to get laid off so I stopped caring and started answering questions on stack overflow all d...
j4cobgarby31Today at school I borrowed an oscilloscope and a few capacitors and used a circuit I made at home to just demo...
zacg23!(dev || rant) Bought a 3KG bag of toffee from the chocolate factory for £5 :)