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Chief Henry
03-08-2006, 07:08 AM
I'm looking through our local fish wrap this morning and I see a job opening for an I-T Tech Support in Pella, Iowa at Pella Windows.

Since many of you that dip into the Chiefs planet daily are I-T tech
nerds, errrr, specialist I thought you'd want to know about this opening,
so I'm bringing it to your attention.

What if you planet members posted jobs that you see here at the planet.
Maybe you could start a new section ? maybe it might be too much work to manage-that i don't know since I'm not one of the moderators.

The add mention'd above for Pella Windows says to contact
jkrumer@pella.com

Goodluck, if your interested.

trndobrd
03-08-2006, 07:41 AM
I'm looking through our local fish wrap this morning and I see a job opening for an I-T Tech Support in Pella, Iowa at Pella Windows.

Since many of you that dip into the Chiefs planet daily are I-T tech
nerds, errrr, specialist I thought you'd want to know about this opening,
so I'm bringing it to your attention.

What if you planet members posted jobs that you see here at the planet.
Maybe you could start a new section ? maybe it might be too much work to manage-that i don't know since I'm not one of the moderators.

The add mention'd above for Pella Windows says to contact
jkrumer@pella.com

Goodluck, if your interested.


Sounds like a good idea to me.

Chief Henry
03-08-2006, 08:26 AM
Any of you guys interested in this job?

StcChief
03-08-2006, 08:28 AM
Mods: A jobs section on Planet would be good.
This is Not just for IT guys...

Planeteers can Ask for advise about jobs. I've given some private advise already.

Phobia
03-08-2006, 08:51 AM
Htismaqe is probably interested. Heh heh.

htismaqe
03-08-2006, 08:53 AM
Hehe.

I was lead network engineer at Pella for 3.5 years.

If any of you want to know more about the environment, send me a PM.

Phobia
03-08-2006, 08:57 AM
Do you have to wear wooden shoes on the job?

Iowanian
03-08-2006, 08:59 AM
He's just mad because he had to change his name to Vanderhtismaqe.

Saulbadguy
03-08-2006, 09:00 AM
Do you get a discount on the windows?

Chief Henry
03-08-2006, 09:02 AM
He's just mad because he had to change his name to Vanderhtismaqe.


They might have forced him to church every night and change his name
to Vandekamphtismaqe. Remember, if you ain't dutch, you anin't much!

Iowanian
03-08-2006, 09:02 AM
Saul....Unfortunately they don't have hardhats that your gigantic mellon would fit into, and you'd be unable to meet the standards for OSHA.

I'm pretty sure you're flatulance has to smell of Tulips this time of year, else ye not get yer vonder-bonus PowerUp.

Saulbadguy
03-08-2006, 09:07 AM
So they are a bunch of dutchmen?

jspchief
03-08-2006, 09:08 AM
So they are a bunch of dutchmen?Yes.

Phobia
03-08-2006, 09:19 AM
So they are a bunch of dutchmen?

Don't go there lest a booming copper wire industry break out.

Iowanian
03-08-2006, 09:37 AM
Not only dutch....very snooty...I mean Proud Dutch.

I doubt they'll want me.....just lost a day and a half of work with a click of a button.

$@#!%

Phobia
03-08-2006, 09:57 AM
I grew up in a town 15 miles from Pella. Pella is an incredibly nice little place. Really nice. I'd live there in a heartbeat if I could find something to sustain my family. I don't think my line of work would easily break through there. Plus the dutch are notoriously cheap.

Chief Henry
03-08-2006, 10:17 AM
I grew up in a town 15 miles from Pella. Pella is an incredibly nice little place. Really nice. I'd live there in a heartbeat if I could find something to sustain my family. I don't think my line of work would easily break through there. Plus the dutch are notoriously cheap.


Pella is a nice town. Been there MANY times for sporting events
and several Tulip Festivals. Central College coeds do tan outside when it warms up :)

David.
03-08-2006, 10:19 AM
I used to live like 10 minutes from Pella.

Ugh, memories of cornfed dutch women are surfacing *shiver*

Phobia
03-08-2006, 11:06 AM
I used to live like 10 minutes from Pella.

Ugh, memories of cornfed dutch women are surfacing *shiver*

Where?

Both my brother and sister attended Central.

Mr. Kotter
03-08-2006, 11:13 AM
Question for IT folks:

Are IT degrees required for most IT jobs? What kind of experience is needed? What kind of pay can one expect? :hmmm:

Phobia
03-08-2006, 11:22 AM
Question for IT folks:

Are IT degrees required for most IT jobs? What kind of experience is needed? What kind of pay can one expect? :hmmm:

No.

Depends on the job.

Depends on the job and your experience. I used to pull $200k a year consulting on high end corporate networks. The glut of IT workers caused my removal from that industry.

Saulbadguy
03-08-2006, 11:25 AM
Experience and certifications are the key for IT jobs. IMO the IT market is saturated now, especially network admin and engineers.

The real deal is in programming IMO. I always see programming jobs available.

Mr. Kotter
03-08-2006, 11:29 AM
Experience and certifications are the key for IT jobs. IMO the IT market is saturated now, especially network admin and engineers.

The real deal is in programming IMO. I always see programming jobs available.

What's a typical "programmers" day like?

No.

Depends on the job.

Depends on the job and your experience. I used to pull $200k a year consulting on high end corporate networks. The glut of IT workers caused my removal from that industry.

Interesting. They are still feeding students "lots of job growth and jobs in I.T." line.... :hmmm:

Saulbadguy
03-08-2006, 11:31 AM
Ask a programmer. I'm interested in that field as well. Not sure where to start.

Mr. Kotter
03-08-2006, 11:34 AM
Ask a programmer. I'm interested in that field as well. Not sure where to start.

Programmers? What do you do, on a day-to-day basis? :shrug:

Phobia
03-08-2006, 11:37 AM
What's a typical "programmers" day like?

Interesting. They are still feeding students "lots of job growth and jobs in I.T." line.... :hmmm:

That's because training them is big business.

To be fair, I was in Houston at the time. My case was extreme because simultaneously (within a year) the following impacted the Houston IT market:
1. Enron put over 1000 IT workers on the street.
2. Worldcomm put several hundred IT workers out there.
3. HP/Compaq merged.
4. Dozens of dotcom busts.

I was unemployed for a long time before I fell back on my construction skills.

Phobia
03-08-2006, 11:38 AM
Programmers? What do you do, on a day-to-day basis? :shrug:

Forget it. You're a little ADD like myself. You'd never have the aptitude/focus required to be a decent programmer.

Saulbadguy
03-08-2006, 11:38 AM
I think you should tell your students to be plumbers. $75 an hour and like a 1000 percent markup on "materials".

Mr. Kotter
03-08-2006, 11:41 AM
Forget it. You're a little ADD like myself. You'd never have the aptitude/focus required to be a decent programmer.

Heh. Kinda what I thought....damn.

How about people who "train" IT or customer support people? Anyone have any inside info on those kinds of jobs?

Phobia
03-08-2006, 11:43 AM
Talk to Braincase about that.

Mr. Kotter
03-08-2006, 11:45 AM
Talk to Braincase about that.

Thanks. I knew there were one or two....I'll have to do that.

David.
03-08-2006, 01:37 PM
Where?

Both my brother and sister attended Central.

Heh, i looked it up on mapquest and it's apparently like a half hour. But the town I lived in was Baxter, it's like....maybe 300 people. I think I went there from 8th grade to freshman year, which would be...99 to 01.

My mom used to go to pella all the time though, something about tulips or something.

ct
03-08-2006, 01:55 PM
Programmers? What do you do, on a day-to-day basis? :shrug:

Typically spend most of the day perusing the planet.

Seriously though, if you're lucky you actually get to spend much of your day writing code, testing, debugging, and perfecting the application. Yet for most, you'll end up documenting your work, talking about problems in meetings, trying to teach/mentor the n00bs, supervising contractors, or outside on smoke break to get away from your crazy line of work. And that's just 8-5. I didn't get into the pager thing overnight or weekends. FYI, I changed teams and started over just to be rid of the pager thing. Although I do take my turn on-call, it's not nearly like my old project team. I now work in the Data Warehouse, Database/ETL(Extract-Transform-Load) Architect. FWIW, at this point, if I could find something...ANYTHING, to pay near what I get now, but outside I/T, I'm all over it!! Sadly, I'm nowhere near the # Phil was talking about, or else I'd be just fine to stick around. :)

As for how to get an in, I was lucky to be wrapping up a BS in Math during the rise of dot-com lunacy, so jobs were literally everywhere. Once I got a little experience (6 months before my 1st company was sold and moved to Dallas), I found my current home(now 7.5 years). Nowadays you'll likely need a CS/MIS degree, or a serious technical aptitude to get in the door, and w/out that degree you'll be starting on the help desk or as a gopher for the client(PC/workstation setup) for a year or two.

Phobia
03-08-2006, 03:32 PM
Cory just posted a lot of truth.

There was a lot of money being thrown around at technical gurus in the late 90's. At times I was billing 3k a day.

StcChief
03-08-2006, 03:47 PM
We did ok in the 90s the backlash after dotcom bust due to a bunch of bad business plans P/E out of line, and general take the money and try sh1t approach to work in developing internet business.

Tech Consultant, emps of those companies took the industry backwards for the most part $10-20/hr.

It has made the can do folks back in demand again.
Painful lesson to lots of people.

Experience and solid work will help the older developer types.

Younger IT guys will need a Cert in their area, plus degree and some experience to get above starting money.

Head down, sharpen the saw regularly. Don't be afraid to move with a few projects/years once you confident in your skills.

Hoover
03-08-2006, 03:53 PM
Pella is close to Hooverville!

htismaqe
03-08-2006, 05:10 PM
Question for IT folks:

Are IT degrees required for most IT jobs? What kind of experience is needed? What kind of pay can one expect? :hmmm:

No.

My degree is in history/German...

htismaqe
03-08-2006, 05:11 PM
Do you get a discount on the windows?

Yes.

You get a flat discount on new windows (everything at Pella is essentially made to order) and in addition they have weekly auctions of "scratch and dent" where you can get nice windows for pennies on the dollar.

I'm a personal friend of the Help Desk manager, btw.