- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I just need to vent a second. I went to school for web development and design and graduated with my degree in 2008. I could not for the life of me find a job in that field that didn’t already need experience. I applied for so many jobs. I evenutally got into the retail world working for Geek Squad part time. I climbed my way up to supervisor before finally quitting because I got engaged. Me quitting was imminent since the new general manager was just a horrible person to work for.
That being said, in 2011 I worked part time as a paraprofessional at the school. Climbed my way up to full time, and was still seeking other employement (in pc repair, not web deisign). I finally got my opportunity to move back into computers by working for a clinic, and I have been employed here since October 2012. I love it. I love pc and software repair and couldn’t see myself doing web design EVER. I no longer have the patience required for it.
What am I not loving? My reason for venting? They desparately needed a new webpage. Like the guy that was here before did such a shitastic job. I have been out of the game for a long time and never had job in web design, but seriously a first grader could have done a better job. It’s one of the reasons I got the job…not only did I have pc repair and software experience, but I also had web design and coding going for me.
That being said, it sucks for few reasons: One, I know how much I could be paid for doing a website. The amount is astronomical what I could charge, and to be doing it, essentially as part of my work responsibilities makes me sick BECAUSE… which brings me to #2, I am putting in so much effort to make this page look kick ass when I could just make it mediocre and easy to navigate and leave it at that and not put any more work/stress on myself….and it would STILL be an improvement from what they had, and they’d still like it.
But no. I care so much I am slaving away letting my eyes bug out and go glossy, changing colors, designing stuff that isn’t easy, all for the sake of making an impression. Because I know I am better than a simple webpage with links and text.
I know my vent was actual a brag (although I am not claiming to be anywhere NEAR as talented as someone who actually kept up with the field). I just know I could do this so much easier, but it wouldn’t be good enough for MY standards. Where is my do not give a fuck? *le sigh*