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Old 11-29-2017, 10:46 AM
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Exciting to have "made it". The subsequent years have proven my naivety at the time.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:24 PM
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Learning learning learning. Exams, data, software, processes, names, relationships, corporate culture...endless.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:42 PM
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Learning JCL (job control language) and doing a lot of tedious data scrubbing.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:43 PM
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:46 PM
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Honestly I was pretty bored and disappointed in my career choice. The work was not challenging and was a lot of grunt work that the more experienced people didn't want to do.

It gets better. Especially if you challenge yourself to learn as much as you can (outside of exams), and find ways to automate tasks and help others succeed. I strongly believe you should strive to become a resource for your peers as well as those above you in the reporting chain.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:49 PM
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I should point out that it's exceptionally hard to be fired as an EL. There are nearly no expectations. Unless someone really doesn't like you. Someone had to justify hiring you.
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:09 PM
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Learning JCL (job control language) and doing a lot of tedious data scrubbing.
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And, learning that some data are just too dirty.
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