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IT Hell: How the Recession Has Affected IT Jobs -- Redmondmag.com

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IT Hell: How the Recession Has Affected IT Jobs
Readers share their tales of woe, survival and redemption from the great recession.

By Doug Barney•06/01/2010

John Doe had what he thought was a terrific job -- director of IT services at a Canadian college -- but then a new college president came in, changed the school's mandate and forced the IT department to cut spending from $8 million to a crippling $6 million a year. It was a 25 percent cut in one whack. At the same time, the IT staff was reorganized and services were cut.

Doe moved on and became manager of IT operations for a small 6-year-old company that dealt with hospitals. The IT operations were "extremely efficient," according to Doe, but not efficient enough for senior management, which hired an outsider as CIO, bypassing Doe's then boss, the IT director. Then things went south.


IT Hell: How the Recession Has Affected IT Jobs -- Redmondmag.com

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