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Offline Alan

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Why IT is a safe career for Traditional Catholics?
« on: October 31, 2018, 12:01:46 AM »
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  • Dear all,

    The description on the "Computer and Technology" sub forum says IT is a safe career for traditional Catholics.
    I am wondering why??

    I am a programmer myself, I have always thought IT is a dynamic industry, technologies come and go,
    new technology is always seen as an improvement, progress; on the other hand, old things seen as inferior.  
    People in this industry are conditioned to think that old things are inferior and new things superior, naturally 
    a distaste for history and tradition will be cultivated in their minds. Because of this, I have decided to move
    away from this industry some time ago.

    I'd love to hear your opinions. Thank you.

    God bless
    Alan

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    Re: Why IT is a safe career for Traditional Catholics?
    « Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 12:22:38 AM »
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  • Check the course requirements.

    Except for IT and computer programmers, all the other majors have very heavy diversity topics covering LGBTQ, abortion, racism, euthanasia, same sex marriage, and the "bigotry" of Christians.

    One of my friends was thinking of becoming a nurse or a doctor. However, all of the medical professions mandate that students study abortions, and with the LGBTQ sex operations, more immorality is coming down the line. With euthanasia already on the books in Washington, Oregon, California, etc., many medical professionals are being trained in assisted suicide or euthanasia.

    Chemists and pharmacists are also highly compromised.

    As part of pre-medical training, I took a course in prescription drugs. It was an eye-opener.

    All prescription drugs by law must be tested to see what their lethal dose is. When you go to an emergency room, the emergency room doctors are trained to prescribe dosages that are very close to 100% lethal dose. These doctors push the limit.

    So, I will repeat: all drugs have dangerous side effects, including death. None of the drugs produced by the pharmaceutical corporations are safe or economical by design. Drug companies want to profit at our expense, and put us at risk of death.

    Teachers have the worse brainwashing of all because they are to impart socialism and diversity brainwashing to all their students.

    Worse, almost all text books are published by Pearson and its subsidiaries such as PSAT, SAT, GRE, and most college and career testing programs. Pearson is part of the Illuminati elite empire controlled by the Rothschilds, etc.

    Lord have mercy.


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    Re: Why IT is a safe career for Traditional Catholics?
    « Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 12:42:01 AM »
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  • Oh, I see. I didn't know this because I don't live in the US.
    After I completed my IT degree, I pursued another one with major in Statistics. There is also no progressive element in that course.
    So I think Statistics is also safe for Catholics.

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    Re: Why IT is a safe career for Traditional Catholics?
    « Reply #3 on: October 31, 2018, 09:06:34 AM »
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  • Does IT pay much?  I've often wondered.
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    Re: Why IT is a safe career for Traditional Catholics?
    « Reply #4 on: October 31, 2018, 09:21:53 AM »
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  • IT pays a lot.

    There's job security in IT ... always jobs to be had, even working remotely.

    IT people tend to be nerds who, for the most part, tend not to be too political.

    Contrary to the OP, lots of IT nerds actually have attachments to the past, including the Medieval past.

    Rarely do matters of conscience inject themselves into your IT work ... unless you were asked to develop code for Planned Parenthood's website or something (which is rare).

    With all that said, I wouldn't wish a career in IT on my worst enemy  :).

    But through IT I am able to support my family.


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    Re: Why IT is a safe career for Traditional Catholics?
    « Reply #5 on: October 31, 2018, 09:27:39 AM »
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  • With all that said, I wouldn't wish a career in IT on my worst enemy  :).


    Why?
    Thank you for your reply, by the way.
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    Re: Why IT is a safe career for Traditional Catholics?
    « Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 09:45:50 AM »
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  • Why?
    Thank you for your reply, by the way.

    I find the work very unsatisfying, but that's just me.  I'd rather be doing something which directly helps people ... but most of the professions which would appeal to me would not allow me to adequately support my family.

    Also, if you get into a large corporate IT environment, that can be an extreme pressure-cooker.   Lots of stress in IT, and then lots of people taking out their stress on each other.

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    « Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 01:17:32 PM »
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  • I find the work very unsatisfying, but that's just me.  I'd rather be doing something which directly helps people ... but most of the professions which would appeal to me would not allow me to adequately support my family.

    Also, if you get into a large corporate IT environment, that can be an extreme pressure-cooker.   Lots of stress in IT, and then lots of people taking out their stress on each other.
    The grass is not greener on the other side of the hill, it only appears so because from years of experience you know all of the problems on your side, and you have no years of experience in the other. I've worked in many industries and have come to realize that every person thinks the same way: the other guy has it better.


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    Re: Why IT is a safe career for Traditional Catholics?
    « Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 02:06:22 PM »
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  • Both my husband and oldest son work in IT and are happy with their career choice.  Some people are temperamentally more suited to it than others, so there is no reason to automatically assume that a given person will dislike it.  


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    Re: Why IT is a safe career for Traditional Catholics?
    « Reply #9 on: October 31, 2018, 02:08:49 PM »
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  • The grass is not greener on the other side of the hill, it only appears so because from years of experience you know all of the problems on your side, and you have no years of experience in the other. I've worked in many industries and have come to realize that every person thinks the same way: the other guy has it better.


    Everything has its problems.

    Not so.  My preferred profession was always to have been a teacher.  I've taught High School, University, and even a class at seminary.  I always wanted to be a teacher, but couldn't find a place where I could live with a school's philosophy and at the same time be able to support my family.  I would have loved to teach at a good old Traditional Catholic boys' High School.  I prefer High School because that's the time at which the boys' characters are being formed and when you can make the most positive impact.  I've also worked in other fields.

    I also think that I would do well as a medical professional, or an emergency worker ... since I am extremely cool in traumatic situations.  I enjoy helping people, plus I'm very calm.  I've been beside people with severe gunshot wounds and traumatic head injuries, and completely kept my composure while trying to help them through it.  I know another seminarian who became an EMT after he left seminary.  When you want to help people, you want to help people ... and cutting code for money doesn't satisfy the deeper longings of some people's hearts.

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    Re: Why IT is a safe career for Traditional Catholics?
    « Reply #10 on: October 31, 2018, 02:12:36 PM »
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  • Both my husband and oldest son work in IT and are happy with their career choice.  Some people are temperamentally more suited to it than others, so there is no reason to automatically assume that a given person will dislike it.  

    True.  IT can be good especially for introverted people who don't like working with people and like spending much of their day in their own mind.  That's not to say all IT people are introverted by nature.  There's some satisfaction that comes from "solving puzzles".  So if you like solving puzzles, coding can be satisfying on its own.  But you can understand what I mean from my latest post.  I like helping people.


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    « Reply #11 on: October 31, 2018, 02:15:24 PM »
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  • ... so there is no reason to automatically assume that a given person will dislike it.  

    Notice how I phrased my reply above:
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    I find the work very unsatisfying, but that's just me.

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    « Reply #12 on: October 31, 2018, 02:35:13 PM »
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  • When looking for IT work, one recruiter tried to get me to apply, but it turned out pornographers were the majority of her company's customers. So, IT isn't necessarily "a safe career for Traditional Catholics".
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  • True.  IT can be good especially for introverted people who don't like working with people and like spending much of their day in their own mind.  That's not to say all IT people are introverted by nature.  There's some satisfaction that comes from "solving puzzles".  So if you like solving puzzles, coding can be satisfying on its own.  But you can understand what I mean from my latest post.  I like helping people.
    Yes, the puzzle-solving aspect is very satisfying to my husband and he is somewhat introverted.  While he does like helping people, he does not have a strong need for it to be hands-on.  Over his career, he has done IT in support of energy, communication, and medical technology, all of which are things that help people and an aspect of his job that he enjoyed.

    As Ladislaus said, his personal dislike of the field is "just him" and it is not a reason for others not to consider it.  Also, the good pay can make it easier to put up with some of the negative aspects of the job.

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    Re: Why IT is a safe career for Traditional Catholics?
    « Reply #14 on: October 31, 2018, 05:11:10 PM »
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  • When looking for IT work, one recruiter tried to get me to apply, but it turned out pornographers were the majority of her company's customers. So, IT isn't necessarily "a safe career for Traditional Catholics".

    Well, no, there are no guarantees, and the example you cite is in the extreme minority in IT.  For every one of these types of jobs, you'll be able to find 1,000 positions at legitimate (non-immoral) businesses.

     

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