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Howzit all.

Looking to get some opinions from a few people. All input is appreciated and will be valued.

I am 25 at the moment and things so far have not gone too well. I used to think I wanted to go into the I.T field but after being out of the mainstream game for 7 years now im just considering my options.

Time has come at work, due to injuries and other work related issues that I start considering doing something else with my life. I've considered starting an I.T place networks, PC's, cameras that kinda thing but interest as been mulling, nowadays anyone with YouTube can pretty much do what they need.

I've tried getting my head around programming and software development but being out of the studying thing for a while made me lazy. I've always been more hands on than sitting in front of a book trying to learn something anyways.

My issue is this, I cannot guarantee that in 6 months I could still go to work, and honestly I need to work out what I can/want to do with my life.

Does anyone here have any clues or something in the right direction, im not asking to give me your zillion mandelas idea. Just want to check with a controlled public what options would be a good idea to consider, wether starting a small company, or anything else.

For those that reply, I really appreciate it, for those just reading, thanks for popping by.

Thanks all
Have a great evening
Regards
You are 25 and you have been "out of the mainstream game" for 7 years? I hate to break it to you, you were never in the game.

It's seems like you haven't really decided or established what your passion is?

What do you currently do?

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(11-02-2019 07:26 PM)tman Wrote: [ -> ]You are 25 and you have been "out of the mainstream game" for 7 years? I hate to break it to you, you were never in the game.

It's seems like you haven't really decided or established what your passion is?

What do you currently do?

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Hi. Thanks for the reply.
Yes I know it sounds weird but after college I did have a position as a network admin. Sure wasn't much but that was the mainstream for me as far as my training is considered.

I left that job for higher pay and benefits not accounting for the heavy lifting and no care attitude from other techs and managers.

I am currently working at a printing company. Not desktop, industrial production things. Actually installing and repairing the machines, not just operating them.

And yeah I pretty much have no idea where or what I wanna be in.

Thanks again
Move back into soft IT, not installing physical things. Network admin you say.. You could build on that and try another type of admin role. Programming is not for everyone, you will work 12-15 hours a day, whether that is at work or at home.. How's your Linux admin skills, that coupled with some Cloud knowledge means you can also consider that admin route. Plenty options, at 25 you need to still study, you never stop learning, must keep at it. My 2c Thumbs
(11-02-2019 07:49 PM)cOlDFuSiOn Wrote: [ -> ]Move back into soft IT, not installing physical things. Network admin you say.. You could build on that and try another type of admin role. Programming is not for everyone, you will work 12-15 hours a day, whether that is at work or at home.. How's your Linux admin skills, that coupled with some Cloud knowledge means you can also consider that admin route. Plenty options, at 25 you need to still study, you never stop learning, must keep at it. My 2c Thumbs

@cOlDFuSiOn thanks for the reply.

Linux I haven't played around with much. I have 3 rpis running, one as a network/server monitor for home, one as a email server and 1 as a alarm interface, but that said whatever needs to be done on any of the interfaces I just Google the Linux command line, I have picked up a few things but not 100% confortable yet.

I haven't messed with cloud at all much, I tried azure, and aws but got sick of it after a while, issue there is you can't play around much without paying, and as something to play around with, I didn't think it was worth it.

I have been thinking of doing courses ota but as far as time goes it a bit of an issue. I usually work 08:00-17:00 and then whatever stand by comes in wether Durban or PMB so this gets a bit much. Some days I get about an hour sleep and that's it.

Anyways thanks for the reply. Any other advice im all ears. Time to check out some options
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