Originally Posted by clearz
Sounds to me that this is just more fallout from the dot-com boom in the late 90's when most ppl went into IT at the prospect of making a quick buck without a shread of intrest in computers. After the boom was over and the country was saturated in IT staff that had no real passion for it this had to be expected.
Spot on. If certain posters on this thread find it so easy to up and leave the whole IT industry behind, maybe they didn't have the passion for it in the first place. I'm only 5 or so years in IT professionally, but already I find it hard to entertain the idea of downing tools for another profession - if I were to leave a particular branch of IT due to frustration or whatever, it would have to be to another branch of IT. The notion of toddling off to the gardaí, dentistry, business, whatever seems alien to me.