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ArrowheadHawk
04-13-2009, 10:58 AM
I plan on moving to Topeka at the end of May or beginning of June. I currently work in the IT field doing PC repair and Network troubleshooting. I am willing to commute to Lawrence or KC for the right job. I don't have a ton of qualifications. I am A+ Certified and have 4 years of experience with PC repair and basic network troubleshooting including active directory. I am currently studying to get CCNA and MCSE Certified. If anybody knows of any openings I would appreciate it. Thanks.

Sure-Oz
04-13-2009, 11:04 AM
Let me know too :p

Fish
04-13-2009, 11:05 AM
IT openings right now are very few and far between without high qualifications. My department is currently in a hiring freeze, as are others I know of. It's a tough time to get your foot in the door and still make a good wage.

Good luck.

ArrowheadHawk
04-13-2009, 11:21 AM
IT openings right now are very few and far between without high qualifications. My department is currently in a hiring freeze, as are others I know of. It's a tough time to get your foot in the door and still make a good wage.

Good luck.What are you considering a good wage? I would be willing to take 14-15/hour in topeka/lawrence or 16/hour in kansas city.

Reerun_KC
04-13-2009, 11:24 AM
My only advice, is RUN, RUN far away from IT as you can...

I did 2 years ago and have yet to look back, I am happy and enjoying life without the hassle of being completely unappreciated.

I might not make as much as I did in IT at the moment, but life couldnt be better...

Fish
04-13-2009, 11:32 AM
What are you considering a good wage? I would be willing to take 14-15/hour in topeka/lawrence or 16/hour in kansas city.

Well I guess that depends on your lifestyle and whether you are supporting a family. Personally I wouldn't consider anything under $35,000/yr a livable wage in KC/Topeka/Lawrence in the IT field. $18-19/hr. But again, it's all how you manage your money.

MahiMike
04-13-2009, 11:35 AM
My only advice, is RUN, RUN far away from IT as you can...

I did 2 years ago and have yet to look back, I am happy and enjoying life without the hassle of being completely unappreciated.

I might not make as much as I did in IT at the moment, but life couldnt be better...

Please share your newfound wealth w/us ITers.

Saulbadguy
04-13-2009, 11:35 AM
What are you considering a good wage? I would be willing to take 14-15/hour in topeka/lawrence or 16/hour in kansas city.

With your qualifications and experience that sounds about right.

Skip Towne
04-13-2009, 11:41 AM
Where do you live now?

ArrowheadHawk
04-13-2009, 11:43 AM
Where do you live now?

Garden City.

dirk digler
04-13-2009, 11:44 AM
My only advice, is RUN, RUN far away from IT as you can...

I did 2 years ago and have yet to look back, I am happy and enjoying life without the hassle of being completely unappreciated.

I might not make as much as I did in IT at the moment, but life couldnt be better...

So what job did you end up changing too?

ArrowheadHawk
04-13-2009, 11:44 AM
With your qualifications and experience that sounds about right.
Good to know. I could work with those wages as I work on my qualifications.

ArrowheadHawk
04-13-2009, 11:45 AM
My only advice, is RUN, RUN far away from IT as you can...

I did 2 years ago and have yet to look back, I am happy and enjoying life without the hassle of being completely unappreciated.

I might not make as much as I did in IT at the moment, but life couldnt be better...

I really, really like the IT field. So I won't be running anywhere.

Reerun_KC
04-13-2009, 11:47 AM
So what job did you end up changing too?

Ended up going into aviation.

ArrowheadHawk
04-13-2009, 11:47 AM
Well I guess that depends on your lifestyle and whether you are supporting a family. Personally I wouldn't consider anything under $35,000/yr a livable wage in KC/Topeka/Lawrence in the IT field. $18-19/hr. But again, it's all how you manage your money.
I manage it very well. I have been living on less than $25K a year. And supporting my family of 5. My wife is going to attend Washburn Law School so things will be tight until she finishes.

Reerun_KC
04-13-2009, 11:49 AM
I manage it very well. I have been living on less than $25K a year. And supporting my family of 5. My wife is going to attend Washburn Law School so things will be tight until she finishes.

I wish you luck and keep your chin up....

ArrowheadHawk
04-13-2009, 11:50 AM
I wish you luck and keep your chin up....

I had planned to move over a year ago, but I couldn't sell my house. It finally sold so now the only thing I need is a job. I am definitely not moving without one in this economy.

BigRedChief
04-13-2009, 11:51 AM
With your qualifications and experience that sounds about right.
And those level of jobs are few and far inbetween. Lots of supply and little demand.

dirk digler
04-13-2009, 11:51 AM
Ended up going into aviation.

That is cool.

Saulbadguy
04-13-2009, 11:51 AM
Good to know. I could work with those wages as I work on my qualifications.

Your very best bet to find work right away is to contact a temp agency. I'll shoot you the # of a contact I have here. They seem to always have jobs in the paper.

Zeke
04-13-2009, 12:11 PM
Lawrence is about as bad a job market as could be created for IT folks. People there hire college students for $10 an hour.

Topeka or KC would be your best bet.

Do you have any scripting experience?

ArrowheadHawk
04-13-2009, 12:17 PM
....

Do you have any scripting experience?I have written batch files but not much beyond that.

ArrowheadHawk
04-13-2009, 12:19 PM
I just got an email trying to recruit me for a job in Wichita. LOL. 145 mile commute. I don't think so.

ArrowheadHawk
04-13-2009, 02:24 PM
Your very best bet to find work right away is to contact a temp agency. I'll shoot you the # of a contact I have here. They seem to always have jobs in the paper.

Thanks.
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BWillie
04-13-2009, 03:27 PM
I manage it very well. I have been living on less than $25K a year. And supporting my family of 5. My wife is going to attend Washburn Law School so things will be tight until she finishes.

Lawyer chick. Nice. Just work at Wal-Mart for a few years until she gets her own practice. Then lay by the pool. Be stay at home dad. Good day to you sir.

ArrowheadHawk
04-13-2009, 03:34 PM
Lawyer chick. Nice. Just work at Wal-Mart for a few years until she gets her own practice. Then lay by the pool. Be stay at home dad. Good day to you sir.

I wish but she is the type that has morals so she wants to be a Prosecutor and eventually a judge. There is no serious money on that career path.
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Saulbadguy
04-13-2009, 03:40 PM
I wish but she is the type that has morals so she wants to be a Prosecutor and eventually a judge. There is no serious money on that career path.
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I don't know any poor judges.

ArrowheadHawk
04-13-2009, 03:44 PM
You are right but it is all relative. Defense and civil attorneys make more to start with.
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WilliamTheIrish
04-13-2009, 04:51 PM
Garden City? Warm up the tractor!!!!!

WilliamTheIrish
04-13-2009, 04:51 PM
I'll ask some folks what we have.

Saulbadguy
04-13-2009, 05:46 PM
Garden City? Warm up the tractor!!!!!
Fricken hayseeds.

ArrowheadHawk
04-13-2009, 09:08 PM
Garden City? Warm up the tractor!!!!!

A lot of KState grads out here are warming them up. :p

Chazno
04-13-2009, 09:43 PM
I wish but she is the type that has morals so she wants to be a Prosecutor and eventually a judge. There is no serious money on that career path.
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We seem to be married to the same woman. Mine graduated May 07 and brought in under 27k last year using her JD for jackson county...

ArrowheadHawk
04-14-2009, 08:10 AM
We seem to be married to the same woman. Mine graduated May 07 and brought in under 27k last year using her JD for jackson county...Well thats better than the nothing mine has brought in for the last 3 years or for the next 4.

ArrowheadHawk
04-14-2009, 01:37 PM
Bump. Maybee merge with other thread.
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ArrowheadHawk
05-11-2009, 07:33 AM
Update for anyone who cares. I got a job working for a pc and network repair service based out of overland park. I will be servicing Topeka and Lawrence and may be pulled to KC every once in a while. I just put a deposit on a house near Shawnee Lake. Thanks for everyone who tried to help me in my job search.

ziggysocki
05-11-2009, 09:47 AM
Great news Hawk. Congrats on the job, and good luck to you.

ArrowheadHawk
05-11-2009, 12:34 PM
Great news Hawk. Congrats on the job, and good luck to you.Thanks.

Zeke
05-11-2009, 12:35 PM
Congrats, mate.