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Reply to "We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period"

What educational path does lead to stability? It's an outdated notion. That's why the older generation – like my mother – always had a raised eyebrow or headshake when they would hear that we had changed jobs after only a couple of years – which was common for me during the early days of IT contracting/consulting.

I and many others learned that if you wanted to get ahead you usually had to get what you needed from your current position and then move on. The notion of finding a "stable" job and staying with the company until retirement is not how it works.

I was making good money in IT before I got my degree.

There has always been a disconnect between the upper management i.e. CEO/CFO and the IT management. It was rare that you could show how IT would helped them meet the bottom line. So they saw IT people as the guys who change the toner in the printers and cleaned their keyboards when they spilled coffee on them. The IT was jus another expense and didn't contribute much to the company being profitable.
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