I'm the Youngest Wherever I Go



  • Yup just wait till you are old. Then you won't be young.

    Just to expound on Bill's pronouncement.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    Yup just wait till you are old. Then you won't be young.

    Just to expound on Bill's pronouncement.

    Hmmm during my first year here at work i thought I'm the Youngest .
    But today i am the oldest in our Department 🙂 hahah.hahah. 🙂



  • It can happen fast 🙂

    I'm still young nearly anywhere that I work. I'm still at least 10 years younger than the average of my teams.



  • AJ,

    I had the following certifications before I was 18:

    MOS, A+, Network +, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, and CWNA.

    So I was the young guy everywhere.



  • Why does age matter? I really don't see why it's even a topic of discussion (other than blowing your own horn). As long as you do your job and do it well without giving talk back no one cares what age you are outside of legal issues. (18 for some things, 21 for driving for work). When people label you as "old" is when you stop learning new things, become stubborn and hardheaded and that can happen to people at any age.



  • @thecreativeone91 said:

    Why does age matter? I really don't see why it's even a topic of discussion (other than blowing your own horn). As long as you do your job and do it well without giving talk back no one cares what age you are outside of legal issues. (18 for some things, 21 for driving for work). When people label you as "old" is when you stop learning new things, become stubborn and hardheaded and that can happen to people at any age.

    Why is everyone blowing this up? It was a straight comment. That's all.



  • Maybe because this type of comment belongs more on a blog and not on a tech forum. Also, forums are much more about posting responses.



  • @Dashrender said:

    Maybe because this type of comment belongs more on a blog and not on a tech forum. Also, forums are much more about posting responses.

    This is a social community, not solely technical.



  • So how old is everyone? C'mon, don't be shy.

    I'm 42. I was 25 when I got my first IT Manager role for a massive US company. I was flying! My career was pretty good in my twenties. But not much happened in my thirties. I don't care as I got happier, had kids and stopped working so hard. Now my kids are growing up fast and are getting more independent, I'm starting to think I need another big push.



  • @Carnival-Boy said:

    So how old is everyone? C'mon, don't be shy.

    I'm 42. I was 25 when I got my first IT Manager role for a massive US company. I was flying! My career was pretty good in my twenties. But not much happened in my thirties. I don't care as I got happier, had kids and stopped working so hard. Now my kids are growing up fast and are getting more independent, I'm starting to think I need another big push.

    Nice. You're still pretty young then.



  • 41 back in April. My 6yo was quite happy to repeatedly inform me of such.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    41 back in April. My 6yo was quite happy to repeatedly inform me of such.

    Lol. I have a story for you about my younger brother and father then...lol



  • I'll be 22 on Friday. Sharing since everyone else is.



  • 49 as of June.

    Started IT in 2003 as a salesman for a computer/web design company and ending up doing computer repair for the same company.



  • I'll be 31 this Wednesday.



  • @J1MM3RT said:

    I'll be 31 this Wednesday.

    Wow, our birthdays are really close.



  • I am turning 23 on November
    I was 18 when i started working here. sole Computer Technician for 400 users.
    When i was 19 (2011) Management started to think that they need to have additional Tech Support.
    When i was 21 I have 3 another guy in my team.
    (Can i say i am supervising them?
    Because its not included in my job.description )



  • @Joyfano said:

    I am turning 23 on November
    I was 18 when i started working here. sole Computer Technician for 400 users.
    When i was 19 (2011) Management started to think that they need to have additional Tech Support.
    When i was 21 I have 3 another guy in my team.
    (Can i say i am supervising them?
    Because its not included in my job.description )

    If you give orders, and they follow, yes. XD



  • @ajstringham said:

    @Joyfano said:

    I am turning 23 on November
    I was 18 when i started working here. sole Computer Technician for 400 users.
    When i was 19 (2011) Management started to think that they need to have additional Tech Support.
    When i was 21 I have 3 another guy in my team.
    (Can i say i am supervising them?
    Because its not included in my job.description )

    If you give orders, and they follow, yes. XD

    Hahaha yes as always 😊



  • @Joyfano said:

    @ajstringham said:

    @Joyfano said:

    I am turning 23 on November
    I was 18 when i started working here. sole Computer Technician for 400 users.
    When i was 19 (2011) Management started to think that they need to have additional Tech Support.
    When i was 21 I have 3 another guy in my team.
    (Can i say i am supervising them?
    Because its not included in my job.description )

    If you give orders, and they follow, yes. XD

    Hahaha yes as always 😊

    Then you're the big cheese, as it were.



  • 17-22 Navy
    22-24+ ServerMonkey
    25 in Jan. whoop-whoop cheap car insurance, and a quarter-life crisis!



  • @MattKing said:

    17-22 Navy
    22-24+ ServerMonkey
    25 in Jan. whoop-whoop cheap car insurance, and a quarter-life crisis!

    Lucky! I can't wait to be 25!



  • @ajstringham said:

    @MattKing said:

    17-22 Navy
    22-24+ ServerMonkey
    25 in Jan. whoop-whoop cheap car insurance, and a quarter-life crisis!

    Lucky! I can't wait to be 25!

    From what I can tell it's not much different, but expect to attend a lot more weddings. That's the only thing besides car insurance I can see on the horizon.



  • I can't but feel a but sorry for you AJ. Lots of abuse about the amount of crap you spout. I say go for it!



  • @Robin5170 said:

    I can't but feel a but sorry for you AJ. Lots of abuse about the amount of crap you spout. I say go for it!

    I'm used to it. People kind love me or hate me. It's always been that way.



  • @ajstringham I know how you feel. I'm 21, turning 22 in December. I've been here for almost 4 years now, and I'm still the youngest... however, I'm no longer the junior as far as responsibilities go 🙂
    That said, I have a side-kick starting in December who will be just out of school, and I will no longer be the youngest person in the company. Yay!

    It's not just 'in my company' either - I went to a seminar for ERP software last week, I was a good 20 years younger than everyone else there. I just made sure to speak up, nod my head and show I knew what I was on about 🙂



  • @lillucia Enjoy being young hahaha.



  • Anyway while people are at it.. I'm 26. If that helps at all.


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