What would you be if you weren't an IT person?

We all have dreams. Leave alone the money and corona, think about you are becoming a pro because you were born for that. What would you be if you were not a developer or sysadmin?

I would like to be a musician. Playing drums in concerts, or pianist, or violinist. The path to become one of them would be harder but at the end would be awesome I think. Meanwhile I conform watching them on YouTube while writing code :joy:

I should buy a piano.

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I would be either a mechanic for motorcycles or a PA technician.

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Aye +1.

Left my band when I got a full time internship at a tech company. But… realistically if I went that path, I’d still be in some shitty local band and be working retail someplace to make ends meet. Let alone what predicament I’d be in because of corona

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A farmer; I always thought that seeing one’s work physically translate into fruit under your eyes could be satisfying.
I’d probably be a nerd farmer and I’d try to calculate everything in an optimal way but possibly without technology getting in the way so much to make me lose contact with the land
Eventually I’d have experimental crops idling here and there, “just in case”… it can’t be helped :sweat_smile:

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I’d probably be a teacher or detective :stuck_out_tongue:

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What is this?

Anything more specific?

Sure, I’ll try to be a bit more specific.

I always wanted to be a teacher when I was younger, but due to certain life events I never really bothered with school. And to be a teacher, you have to study a lot which was just not a good fit for me personally. If I would’ve bothered with school when I was younger, I’d probably be a teacher by now.

As for being a detective, I’ve always had a good sense of justice, a decent gut feeling, and am pretty good in reasoning. But again, I didn’t bother with school (and I was in poor physical condition) so I ended up with a degree in computer science because apparently I was good in computer science classes and didn’t have to bother much with school (I just handed in my essays and went in for exams without putting much, if any, effort into it).

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Not sure. I do a reasonable amount of non-IT as well as non-standard IT (looking after computerised systems at various locations that aren’t datacenters) so it mixes it up. When I worked full time as a developer years ago, the answer would have been “anything but this” lol.

I considered joining the fire brigade a few years ago, so maybe that.

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But what would you like to teach?

That’s why I work part time now LOL

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To be honest, part of it was the office environment. Only worked full time in 2 offices and I just didn’t geton with it. Having my own office is a lot better (as well as working for yourself/own company in general).

I think if it wasn’t IT anymore it’d be more outside work, just not sure what. I did landscaping for a few years when on a break from IT which is great in the summer - less so in the winter lol.

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My degree is in multimedia and I fully pursued a career as a videographer before I realized I’m more analytical than creative.

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cook. or carpenter…

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IT.

Just kidding, probably English

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Shinichi Kudo?

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So I never know if being an intelligence analyst counts as IT. I use a lot of IT stuff for my job, I use a lot of technical skills but I’m not in an IT department specifically so it’s a grey area.

I would like to be a police officer (I had to withdraw due to health issues :frowning:) or a secondary school teacher. Public service is really important to me I guess!

I absolutely love what I do to be honest. If I somehow didn’t get into this field though, I would’ve been very interested in law.

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Probably a journalist. I mean, that’s what I did until some ten years ago. I was an IT journalist though, so still in IT.

If we leave IT out of the question, I’d still be a journalist but maybe for a local newspaper. It’s the news that counts most for a lot of people.

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I honestly had to Google that character :stuck_out_tongue:

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Farmer. I’d like a small beef herd of Dexter cows, they are a mixed bred too so could go down the dairy route. I’d still “smart” the fuck out of it, the plan in about 10 years to sell up and go to cows with a bit of IT consultancy when needed, perhaps smart tech to other small holders.

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