In a recent¬†poll about most hated jobs,¬†Director of Information Technology topped the list. That’s right, IT Directors hate their jobs more than anyone else. More than garbage collectors,¬†executioners, telemarketers, investment bankers, S&P employees, elected politicians, unelected politicians, network executives, and network executive assistants.

As someone who has almost this exact job title (minus the word “Information”), I must say that I completely understand how these poor souls feel. I mean, so what if I get to work in a nice office all day, with people much smarter than I but nice enough to put up with my “opinions”, for a company that makes a real difference in people’s lives, helping build awesome applications using really cool technology…

Ok, I sort of lost my train of thought. Where was I? Oh right, I was explaining how I understand these poor technology directors who hate their jobs. I mean, take away the pay and benefits, awesome people, cool technology, industry leading products, dominant market leader of a company and what’s left? Great culture, meaningful work, beautiful office space, great personal relationships…

What was I talking about again? Ah yes, the job-hating technology directors. You poor bastards, I get you, I really do. Being a leader in technology is a hard and thankless job. Ignoring for a second the great people, projects, products, technologies, relationships, office space, perks, pay, benefits, company, culture…

Wow, I really need to focus here. Right, being a technology director sucks. It really does. Trust me.

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  1. Nick says:

    Just shows you how ungrateful people are.