In our last article, What really is Tech? We delved Into the world of tech to unravel and understand what Tech really is as a concept and also as a career. In this week’s article, we’ll look at the Cons of working in tech. Because of time constraints, I’ll break it down into 3 major digestible downsides there are in working in the Tech industry. Let’s get into it!
There are numerous Tech related jobs available, but they all have one thing in common: they require long hours. If you want to work in tech, you must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
Deadlines are a big part of most Tech careers. Developers, for instance, are constantly under pressure to deliver code on schedule. The same can be said for network administrators who may be asked to set up user accounts or roll out and test new systems by a specific deadline. When compared to the amount of effort required for the task, the deadline is very often unreasonable, but you are still expected to achieve it.
The tech sector is always changing. To perform their duties, tech professionals must absorb a vast amount of information, and then that information gets outdated quickly. Making sure your education is up to date is the only way to keep your information relevant. It can be fairly challenging to accomplish this. Forget about all the difficult technical information you need to understand. The lengthy hours you already put in and the always decreasing IT training expenditures are what most frequently prevent you from keeping your education up to date.