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2015.08.18 | 行業專業

[Volume 10 Issue 8, #2048]
Profession versus Professional
All Kinds of Professions
想問下大家有幾何被身邊嘅親朋戚友咨詢同你行業有關嘅嘢, 但係你就覺得係需要其他專業人士去答覆呢?? 哈哈, 我知大家睇咗句嘢三次, 都仲係嘗試理解我想講乜.. 講簡單啲, 就好似去同一位事務律師咨詢關於捐獻及謀殺醜聞嘅意見(因為都係律師), 又或者叫一位心肺醫生去幫孕婦開刀生仔(因為都係醫生)咁.. 就正是今日呢篇貼嘅題材--行業與專業喇..

大家都知我喺所謂嘅IT界搵餐飯仔食啦, 就因為咁, 身邊啲親友一有咩關於電腦嘅嘢, 就第一時間走嚟問我.. 老實講, 其實IT只不過係一個通用(甚至濫用)嘅名詞, 本身就係個非常之廣泛(到佢哋完全唔知有幾廣泛)嘅行業, 裡面有幾乎無限嘅領域, 而每個領域入面嘅每個分支都有佢哋自己嘅專家.. 我可能懂得, 或識少少, 甚至完全一竅不通嘅地方多得是, 但係因為我係個佢哋身邊嘅「IT人」, 所以就好似理所當然會知晒全部嘢.. 事實當時並非如此啦, 我係識得啲啲scripting, 但我冇可能識晒所有程式篇寫同網頁設計.. 我係識得(跟住說明書)裝軟件, 但我對於電腦網絡同硬件係零知識, 更不能講要我修理電腦.. too bad, 呢啲全部都係佢哋眼中嘅「IT嘢」, 我唔識邊個識?? 所以好多時候對於呢啲嘅expectation, 我只係有啼笑皆非嘅份.. :D
how often are you being consulted by people around you on things related to your profession, but you actually think those need professionals to answer?? haha, i know you read that sentence three times and are still trying to digest what i mean.. to make it simple, it's like consulting a solicitor on a donation and murder scandal (because they are lawyers), or asking a cardiologist to perform a caesarean delivery (because they are doctors).. it's exactly the topic of this post - profession versus professional..

you see, i work in the so-called IT line, and because of that many friends and relatives around like to ask me whatever computer related.. to be frank, IT is a very general term and itself a vast industry (they never have expected) that involves almost infinite areas and each sub-domain under every area has got their own specialists.. i may know, or know little, or even know nothing about many areas, but because i am seen as the "IT guy" around them, i am expected to know what they wanted to know.. this is certainly not the case, i may know a little scripting but i definitely cannot do all kinds of programming and web design work.. i may know how to install software (based on the manuals) but i definitely know nothing about computer networking and architecture, not to mention repairing a computer.. too bad, all these are just "IT" to them and i am expected to know all things.. many times i am just speechless on these expectations, i wonder if i shall cry or i shall laugh?? :D
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  1. I know exactly what you mean! As an accountant, I get that too. They ask all sorts from tax, gst, accounting treatment etc, etc like I am expert in everything financial related.

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    1. I guess I am guilty of that myself. I always ask my brother about anything to do with the computer. When my monitor died, I kacau him, when my cpu died I also kacau him. In fact, when my smartphone do funny things, I also consult him hah..hah... Just because he knows quite a bit about computers, I cannot expect him to solve all the computer related problems.

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    2. Just like doctors. The GP may know a bit of everything but will have to refer patients to the specialist if the illness is more complex.

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    3. Goodness!!! Phong Hong got the FC today!!! You ate the FIRST CAKE today!!!! Was it delicious???

      Hey you are an accountant cum Chef Diva in The Kitchen. So should I ask you figures or recipe stuffs????

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    4. TM, at this point in time I prefer to be asked about recipe stuffs hah..hah... When I am on holiday back in KT, I totally hate it when people come up to me and ask about how to reduce their tax or ask me anything to do with tax or GST. I am on holiday! I don't want to talk about tax!

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    5. i agree with Phong Hong totally. I hate when I run on the treadmill, people start asking me about my work-related issues. I don't want to talk about work during my leisure time at all. I prefer people ask me about cooking, baking, dieting and other more casual topics. May be I am trying to escape from my work tension.

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    6. Yannie - Just tell them no talk on work but focus on relaxing matters lor... like fashion, food, workout, gossips and etc. hahaha...

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    7. Not as easy as said leh, Chris. When you say no talk work ah then some will start bitching why so stuck up dun wanna help etc.

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  2. Same here, if i have computer related problem, i will ask my friend who is in IT line, regarding those problems and how to go about solving the problems...

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    1. When you have computer related problems, just spam in SK's blog non stop until he noticed your sudden surge in his chart. When he asks what's your problem, you can pour out all your IT heartaches to him. I am sure he can solve it for you. Maybe you can invite him to meet you in JB. Tell him you know where is the best Cheesy Mutton Curry and he will be there in no time.

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    2. ohhh.....means now you having IT problem ka Anay. Sudden surge in spamming wor. Kkihkihkih

      no need to be so troublesome la. If wanna ask the just direct ask SK. If he knows then he will advice. if he doesnt know then he will tell you to get professional help lo by then must be not thick headed and presist to pester sk la. if he say cannot means cannot lor

      easy peasy...direct. no need turn so many corners

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  3. You are very correct in your second sentence.. I read that two times to understand.. First glance, I think I understand la.. Read second time to fully understand.. Ermm, depends one wor.. Like if you say gynae, then it won’t go wrong.. We ladies, go to gynae to check on our well-being, not just for pregnancy checkups.. Can go check for scanning (breast/ovaries), then take PAP smear, take the cervival jab, etc.. I mean, if for gynae, we know where to go..

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    1. But for certain stuffs like paed and general doctor, like those in Medivron, errr, like I say, it depends also.. We sometimes also bring kids there if the kid has fever or flu.. General doctors also can attend to simple basic kid’s thingy like fever and flu and cough, even chicken pox.. But of course if wana go deeper, like autism or speech therapy or more to specialist side leh, then of course have to refer to specialist.. This one, I think many parents know..

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    2. It depends one la.. If kids got fever, and we wana be convenient, we just bring to clinic nearby our house or any Medivron nearby.. Won’t think of brining back to the paed in the hospital lor.. Unless the kid is still very small, like a few months, then yes, bring back to paed, take leave, what-not.. If kids big already, just put Kool Fever, go to tadika as usual, wait til one of the parents is free to take half-day, then only bring to nearby clinic..

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    3. Back to your question, sometimes, I see doctor asking the nurse what’s wrong.. And in government clinic, nurses do all the stuffs.. And they only ask doctor to come in if got complications or something’s not right.. And… the pharmacist is “bigger” than doctors I can see.. They prescribe the medicine one wor.. So, yeah, sometimes, people ask the pharmacist about medicine and illness and not the doctor.. You got a point here..

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    4. As for IT leh, you are right.. This one, mention IT only, people expect it’s an all-rounder, hehe.. Coz IT ma, wide profession.. Even like you said, programming and designing and even auto-cad thingy also termasuk dalam category IT.. Uikks, even repairing computer also termasuk in your rice bowl ahh, canggih wei, hahahaha..

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    5. I used to be an idiot to think that all doctors know how to treat all types of sickness. They only focus on their liking and become a specialist in that ailment. That was me!! Wakakakaka

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    6. When there's a clinic nearby, and the kids/ownself unwell, we don't think much.. We just want to go to the nearest clinic to get some medicine to tahan first, get a MC and rest at home.. I'm talking about common illness like fever, lausai, migraine, etc.. It's common people go to one medivron for all kinds of illness, and sometimes, they really know a lot of stuff about it :)

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    7. Princess- Those are GP where they treat all diseases but served as front line. However, there's a limit of what GP can do and they have to refer patients to a specialists if the disease is serious.

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    8. then am idiot number 2 lor, Anay. Coz i also thought that when I was young. No reason to think otherwise coz touch wood never had big probem that needed specialist doctor's advice or help.

      usually if sick last time...will go doctor. After all company pay ma. Ask for vitamin also from company doctor

      but now self pay...then have to start googling synthoms and remedies lor become self expert and buy medicine from pharmacy lor.

      Actually when comes to PC problem or handphone problem, am not expert. When got problem will try google it. See got similar cases and how the people solve it. Nowadays we can get solutions to almost anything from googling leh. Not bad ya,

      My phone rosak i also google and found out the reason. So that when the repair guy talk technie , at least i agak agak know la.

      I think maybe Sk does that too. he will try to help his relative as much as he can but when the things he really dont know then have to leave it to the expert lo

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  4. Yeah, I read 3 times to understand the start of your sentence. LOL

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    1. You are smarter than me to read just 3 times while I scanned 5 times.
      I am often blurr like sotong when SK writes in his Tamil twisted English.

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    2. hahaha......at least my england passed a bit la. same like Lina i read 2-3 times then baru understand


      I think hor...this is one one the twisted thing that SK purposely do to make our brain work more. You know la, previously he likes to give brain teaser ma when he have the time. Now he is busy most of the time, not enought time to write any scripts ..so this is how he tease us la

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  5. Well, just feel proud that your friends and relatives have high expectations of your iT knowledge. Hahaha

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    1. I am sure all of us are very proud of our SK Thambee for being an IT genius and the most Innovative Blogger in this universe! We are proud to be spammers here and be seen by the whole wide world. Of course some fellas thought I have sickness for spamming like a Nincompoop!!! Muahahaha

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    2. gosok ...jangan tak gosok anay. LOL

      We all know SK saja say he not expert la but actually he knows a lot about iT thingy la. JUst that he is very humble and doesn't like to show of here here here and there there there. He could have bragged say he fixed so and so punya IT problem but he tarak say ma. I think maybe just a simple thank you from his relatives he will be very happy liao

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  6. Yeah man, we share the same sentiments. I am als the so-called IT guy and the expectations are great for anything related to IT...and even mobile phones, electronics and electrical appliances to some aunties...muhahahahaha..

    Whenever I am my in laws home, I was being asked lots of questions on IT specially on ISP and notebooks as well as computers peripherals. They thought I am a remisier where I can answer all questions related to stocks! And when I can't answer their questions or try to be smart Alex (which i hate it), I feel bad and incompetence. Hello .. I am a Project Manager and I don't specialised in choosing the best brands of notebook or HDD or earphones .... :(

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    1. It is always common that parent in laws will consult the son in laws for anything. Sometimes they pretend stupid so that I have to end up fork the money. LOL... I will shy away and acted more stupid la. Wakakakaka Just kidding and I am not the Smart Alex in their eyes.

      I wish I am expert in IT line. Maybe it is not too late to start learning this and get a degree.

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    2. I guess it's just take some interest and read some books readily available on the bookshelves or Google it. No rocket science unless you don't have the patience. If you can use your smartphone phone so well then certain basic issues are not really that complex.

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    3. hmmm...now am learning here. Must pretend stupid so that next time son will fed up of me asking or complaining computer slow ..then he will buy me new pc. Muhahahahah

      google can provided have time la. Sometimes mau berak also no time how to google leh. Some more yhe solution may not help. if fix fix and cannot fix susah liao.

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  7. There was one incident when I was still studying in college and some aunty asked me for help to troubleshoot her lamp. Alamak... it was neighbour and I feel paisey if I don't help. That was decades ago. She thought anything do with IT also deal with electrical ....

    And when I failed to help her ...the gossips started around the neighborhood which frustrated my parents!

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    1. HUH? Siapa thinks IT related with lamp? sotplug ka that auntie. What she wants is an electrician leh.

      Or maybe she thought you are a guy/male/man so should know all about electrical things. Coz last time Secondary school got learn about electrical stuff ma

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    2. yes! Gossip! spots on! Tu la.....after fix but not successful , some will be ungrateful and gossip. some will also accused say make the thing more rosak that it was. very geram one leh

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  8. Oh....there was one time too during CNY when I was suddenly asked to troubleshoot a PC. OK, that was not the first time but many times, including my friends. Luckily I know something about PCs as I built my own PCs before and able to help out but not all the time.

    I received mockery , though it's a joke from my friends when I was not able to help them (who were trying to save some bucks) but I also smart la..ask them to change the piece of hardware which disappoint them.

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    1. it is they decision to follow your advice. Not that you force them to follow. Tell them next time dont so kiamsiap. Use money go and fix their own PC.

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  9. I guess there's a limit on what an IT guy can do regarding certain situation. Some folks have interest in networks, some in hardware, some in phones and etc, though it's not their specialization. So, to these folks, they can help out on something they know very well but not on other aspects.

    Even a heart surgeon may be able to diagnose certain psychiatric illness like anxieties which has an effect on the heart. And, an ENT surgeon may be able to treat flu. But a dentist definitely cannot treat cancer and etc.

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    1. Same la what SK had said. Just that sometimes when you tell the person who ask for help about this they will think wrongly and think that you so LCLY don;t wanna help them.

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  10. However, if given more time, I am sure IT folks like us can resolved certain issues. We just needed to sit down and study the issue and explore several alternatives. For example, to improve data speed, we tried on different channels on or routers. All these info can be found in the manual or forums.

    We just need time.

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    1. Anyway, for some complex stuffs like server maintenance or developing a software, we needed to leave it to the specialists to do it.

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    2. I agree that IT folks can make many impossibles into possibles, just need time and effort to search from forum through internet. The interest of knowing more is essential. If no interest, everything is impossible.

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    3. but time is money leh. People like you where got time to spare and sit down go and analysis the problem one by one. You go to work before sun up. come back after sun down Barely have time for own family. Where go time to spare and do all this IT analyse thing. especially like you say during Chinese New year..go friend ask you to fix their pc or laptop. I think that is the only time you can relax and be with your family right,? tak kan la wanna use the time to go fixing the IT stuffs. If it is the thing you know already it will be a two minutes job la. If need to sit down and google thing and that to learn more about that problem...how? Then will kena gossip again say sticking to the handphone or gadget only or workaholic

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  11. sigh.....it's very difficult to tell people that you don't this or don't know that since you are in the IT area. I find it hard to tell my relatives or friends that I am in management and dunno why your wifi went down... hhhahha... Just call the helpdesk lor if you wifi is slow or down.... it's not under my control right ? hahahaha...

    But then as I mentioned, we are not really that dummies and it depends on what we knew and still, we can advice others on what we knew and it's also easy for us to pick up IT related stuffs if needed. Let's say, phones or notebook comparison, there's a whole load of information out there.... just need to google only.

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    1. You are in the management line?? Sigh! I think you should change your job and become a Japanese Food specialist. Muahahaha

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    2. Cannot cos I can't cook well. hahahah... I only eat.

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    3. Japanese food specialist no need to cook well mah. Just need to know which one taste good and what is wrong with the taste. Just like IT specialist. Can specialise one area only. Now need to cover whole thing leh

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  12. IT has many areas too, such as developer, system administrator(DBA), hardware specialist, system designer, system analyst, solution specialist and etc. Developer itself can be specialized in many software application, software language and platform. It is very wide actually.

    If IT guys can know a bit more of everything, then he/she is very valuable and marketable.

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    1. Yeah lor ..and IT is always developing and evolving, need to catch up on every area from developing codes, hardware, OS, project management, image editing software, databases and etc....

      Just specialized in one area and be good in it is enough la... The best is catch the trend and specialized in it and you arn good money ... muahahahaha

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    2. I like to ask my friends whom are teachers. To me, teachers know more. I like to talk to teachers. Of course not all teaching friends i like. I like those very good teaching friends of mine. Most of them are very wise and know all.

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    3. I don't want my juniors taking IT in future. I find IT line is very tension and pressure. I regret for taking up IT. I prefer my junior being a teacher. Hehehe!

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    4. I don't like to consult people on the profession, i think doing this way will make people feel tension. Especially this is happened on non working time. For eg. I mix with teachers, accountants and bank officials in the gym. I don't ask them or consult them based on their profession. We just talk or chat on other topics. It is very irritating to consult things on their profession while people is working out. People will find such professional topics stressful. I find it stressful too if people asking me about IT knowledge. I don't really like to answer when I am exercise.

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    5. I like people talking to me on food, beauty, fashion, diet and other things during leisure, please don't ask me about my work when I off working. I hate that actually.

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    6. If my two girls want me to help them on their computer projects, then no choice I have to help them out. That one is my expertise, I can't ask them to ask others.

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    7. My job is in the line of advertising and blogging as known to all. Many people would come and ask me about feng shui, ghosts and the unseen!! That's not my job either and I am not a ghost buster or feng shui sifu. I still have to layan them all esp this SK Thambee dei. It is okay lah, I just do my best to give them logical answers. We should help everyone and give money even though I am not a banker or walking ATM machine.

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    8. Now my question to SK, would you take up IT line again if you were asked to choose again?

      I am encouraging my girls to take up mass communication and public speaking line.

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    9. It is so kind of Anay to give fengshui tips and share your own exposure with others. These have helped others. I myself have benefited from lots of Anay's input and thoughts in my blog and others. Kamsia, kamsia. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your kindness.

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    10. Hello Yannie.... I didn't know that I have given any benefits to you. I thought I always blabbed too much like a grandma. Until my coffin lid closes, I never forget this gila SK called me a Grandma when he first bumped into me in the gym. So bad. Phiak his karipap head. More to come as sharing is caring always.

      Now talking about career choice. Letchumy always told all her students to take up IT line as career as it has the widest and brightest future to blend into the growing IT world. The IT jobs will expand like infinity as it is applicable into any industry now. Every company need IT support to stay afloat and ahead. Even coffin shops, hospitals, supermarkets, listed companies and etc etc needs them in any country. They don;t need to worry about languages as these experts like SK speak IT language, HTML, KNNCCB and CB all the time. Jokes aside now, please groom your 2 princess to have a footing in IT and the other foot in other line if they prefer. Now Letchumy is a Master Trainer for Computer Science and Robotics because she is a very rare candidate who ever hold 2 certs in IT and Educational degrees. Now under CMU's program, she flies overseas twice a week. Poor anay at home talking to the tortoise.

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    11. Letchumy is really a rare species of woman. She has so much passion in her life, she continues learning in all fields that she likes. I salute her. Yannie only finds time to sleep and exercise. Shame on me.

      It is true that every business and job needs computer and IT knowledge, especially now with GST. Small or big business also must computer. Therefore, computer and IT experts are on demand. SK's scripting is so powerful, he is the most wanted IT expert in all companies.

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    12. Hi Yannie... if you ask me this question, I would not though IT has been very stable for the last 2 decades and shielded from economic downturns. However, it's a stressful and dynamic career, maybe meant for energetic folks. I am one who prefers little changes, thus jobs that don't required much change suited me better. Oh...btw, I don't accounting and teaching but my dream job is a pharmacist or nutritionist.

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    13. Yannie - I would prefer my kids to involve in sales line cos they can earn a lot if they are hardworking. Learn some domain knowledge on how money and economic works and that will work to their advantage, rather than grinding out programming codes during late nights and on weekends.....

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    14. Being a sales person, when people ask you regarding things that you sell or promote, you are so willing to answer. You cannot ignore their question on your products or services. Being a sales person, must be attentive, well-spoken, sociable and patient like our Anay. I don't mind my girls into sales and marketing line too. Indeed, IT line is too tough.

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    15. I think what Yannie say is true. Take up IT is good. It have a bright future. Now everything also talk about IT. Even in Sales line will need to know about IT matter. From IT also can branch out into sales

      Yes, anay very helpful with Fengshui matter Probably coz your laser mouth talk so much la and your brain darn sharp to see many unseen things that we commoners can;t see or not aware off.

      Working in Sale have it pro and cons la. Must also know when to quite sales and branch out into managerial position. For youngsters, doing sale is good as they can learn in the "University of life" but as we grow older, we have family and commitment...we tend to slow dawn. Big company will only look at sales figures. If our sales figures cannot achieve target then that's it bye bye.

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  13. hahahah....On the other hand, I also did the same thing to my friends. I ask my broker friend whether is it ok to buy certain financial products and he turned smart alex but try to answer carefully and general. There are so many financial products out there where he definitely doesn't know about that ABC product I mentioned. But he can always check out the info and understand the product well. Just need time to do some research la...

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    1. You are very gatal and naughty fella to ask your broker friends the questions that he would not know. It is just like asking a lady about playing football and wrestling when they hardly play these games.

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    2. TM - hahaha... He doesn't know at that point in time but once he did some research, he sure can give me a lot of inputs. It's just like IT lor... if you don't specialised in a certain product, just study it and time will helps you to resolve some basics issue.

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    3. better than he do research...you sendiri google lagi cepat la. Kinda hard if ask indepth question la. How to answer? If I tell you this is good but later on you find it not suit you, then you might KNS me pulak.

      If financial stufffs, I prefer friend to ask those related to my field instead of not related. It would be wasting my time to call this and call that and do research just to answer the question which in the end the one who pose the question will say oh...ok...i saja tanya only.

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  14. I read your post 5 timessss!!! YES 5 TIMESSS!!! I wanted to make sure you were not talking about me! Anay asked Thambee to take up the job deal with a new client and Thambee macam susu lembu could not give me a clear answer. Haik! Dei Yengga Porenggeh!!?? முட்டாள் பையன்!!!!

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    1. There is nothing Thambee does not know and Thambee is never short of sarcasm to shoot Anay always! So painful dei. மிகவும் தேடப்பட்டு கொலையாளி Mikavum tēṭappaṭṭu kolaiyāḷi......!!!!!

      Now this SK knows IT and also obtanined his MBA. So what are you very specialized into now? Please tell us and lay your tools on the table. Just like me. I studied advertising line and know A to Z. I am a salesman, technical gut and computer design literate to troubleshoot anything in advertising line. No problem, no sweat!

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    2. wah seh, speaking tamil pulak....

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    3. Oi...Thambee very good leh... look at his blog, so much scripting and surprises every month. I just got a note from him explaining why he was quiet from his blog.

      He also can make nice souvenir to sell as well as cook nice simple meals for lunch. Thambee also know Hindi hor?

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    4. why should Thambee talking about you ah? You asked him to help on nonsense IT thingy before ah?

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  15. well, I tink same goes for engineering field, people will ask them all sorts of machine related stuffs only to know that engineering has a wide branch, telecommunication, mechanical, civil, biochemical, electrical, blah blah...

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  16. I encountered people asking questions on tires too. Some people will ask me any discount for buying tires by using my staff purchase and etc.

    When people ask me how to setup computer and network, then I would say my apology as I am not hardware person.

    As for software, there are many type of languages, One person can't know all and master all. I am only familiar with those languages that are used in my company. I don't want to name here, heheheh!

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    1. Yannie - Simple...ask them to go to the nearest book store and look for network for dummies or computer hardware for dummies. That will solved their problem else fastest way, call the helpdesk. muahahahaha.....

      I usually spent my own sweet time to study on my IT issues and most of the time, it can be resolved but it just takes time and dedication. Once my wifey friend asked me to troubleshoot her PC which cannot boot up. I told them the hdd was spoilt as the BIOS cannot detect it even I scan it. Told her gotta her a new HDD and she ask me for alternatives... I faint...

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  17. okay now I feel guilty for my sister haha.. my sister is currently taking IT and whenever I got problems with my PC, I always consult her and let her fix it for me ... I thought being IT knows a lot about the techie things ...

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    1. Sometimes they can get irritated as troubleshooting IT stuffs can be challenging. And most of the time users like anyone will always be inpatient when their gadgets are down as we relied too much on it. Thus when you push your sis or bro, they can be not very nice. Hahaha

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    2. so true.. i just realized that so maybe next time will try to be gentle to her and ask her in a more polite way LOL
      is it also weird that she is billing me for her service hhahah so wise of my sis

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  18. I think you should laugh instead of cry. Better to be happy than sad mah.

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  19. I guess mostly they 看得起你 that's why give you so high expectation mah, so I think you should be 感恩 for that, hahaha...(just trying to think of the bright side)

    But I guess not only you, I also always got asked some weird questions about aviation, some I can answer, but some questions I serious don't know how to answer, because if answer it got to start explaining from the beginning, then they got even more confuse @.@

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    1. Very simple, ask them to bring back to the computer shop..... hahhaa

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  20. 哈哈哈哈,完全明白及贊同你嘅感受。因爲我都喺IT搵兩餐,就連點樣hack人哋部腦、面書或電話都問我,未免太睇得起我囖。

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  21. I have many friends in the IT line, but IT can mean many things, they have programming, networking, software and repairing, I seldom ask for my friends' help because I do not want to trouble them and because they are too far from me, so I usually trouble the person nearest to me, my youngest sis, but now she is married so next time if I have computer problem I have to approach other people

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    1. I can understand that sentence clearly

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    2. I can understand how you feel, sometimes because people ask for your help as they "see you up" but you find it hard to reject them or say no to them

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    3. But sometimes nowadays clinic doctors little bit little bit ask you go and see specialist, do they know it is very troublesome to go see specialist, have to fix appointment and queue up for very long for your turn, how if the problem cannot wait, how before we went for the appointment, something happen to us (touchwood lah)

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    4. But I think IT can be interesting or monotonous depending on how you look at it, I always admire those people who can do all kinds of IT stuff related to HTML, scripting, programming and what not

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    5. My bro always kacau me too, whenever he has a problem..hahaha.. His notebook kena malware where the browser redirects to some other websites and ask me what to do. I tell him to format lor and he ask me to do it for him. And, he never take care of his notebook, anyhow visit any sites to download stuffs...sigh...

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  22. I still remember the times when I first started working in Penang, my mom would advise my sister to keep her broken laptop and wait for me to go back to KL to fix it. When I told them to just send it to the shops, because that is what I will do too, my mom would ask, "Why waste money? You can do ma, wait for a bit only"... "No, I can't"... "Why not? You do COMPUTER programming stuff right?"...ZZZzzzzzz...

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    1. I also do computer programming, I also cannot fix my own computer if my computer got problem. How to fix other people computer? The most I can't help out is my daughters' computer assignments only.

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    2. That's the thing, most folks doesn't quite know about IT yet. They thought it's like the old times when you study electronics, you should know how to repair a radio or any players or TVs in an electrical appliances shop. Even an electronic engineer doesn't know how to repair a TV...hahaha... as they have their specialisation.

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  23. My kids also irritated me when the wifi is slow. They have finished their school work and when it's time for them to enjoy playing games or watching their favourite youtube videos, then the network started lagging. They will yell ...Daddy...why the internet so slow... And, I was always dumbfounded.. but I asked them to on and off the modem/router and if cannot solved their problem , I will tell them the wifi network does not belongs to their Daddy, thus stop asking me!

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  24. yup. ppl just expect you know it all. even computers dont know it all, how can one person can know.

    the worse one is when u dont know something, people show you some unpleasant faces lol

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  25. My computer always very slow, why ar? LOL *RUN*

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    1. LOL, probably cause OLD liao? :p

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  26. Yeah, IT can be very subjective and wide... my son studies E n E and there are some electrical item that I need him to repair but he couldn't... see, not every field is related though the word is common.. hahahaa... so I do understand what you meant...

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  27. IT related problems are often seen as a simple task for the IT professional. When my computer has problem, I will try to solve it myself. Otherwise, I will refer to the IT sales and service person. Sometimes, I will ask any friends who are IT professional.

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  28. But you are an IT guy and an IT guy SHOULD know all of the above :P

    Same lah. I'm a blogger, you are too. You know scripting and all to make your blog more interactive where else I only know how to update content. The rest, my blog partner handles. But ppl expect a blogger to know it all.

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    1. What a wise comment. I am a blogger and I am quite hopeless in doing better layouts like others. I am still learning from everyone.

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    2. Haha same here! I am a blogger too but lazy to go explore those scripts, for once I asked someone to design a nicer template for me, but so costly! If not mistaken, it's about RM 400++, walao!
      So forget about it la, I better just use those templates provided by Blogger, simple also jadi la!

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  29. Hmm I think you wrote something similar before this, isn't it?
    Anyway, it's common for people to think like that la, it's our mindset.

    When we got questions about health, we will go ask doctors, any types of doctors; when we got questions on computers, we look for IT guys; when we got questions on education, we look for teachers. Haha xD

    Like me, I also graduated from IT field, erm software engineering to be precise. So meaning I only know software (that also not all ok) and programming. But when people heard I am from IT field, they will come ask me about hardwares also, haha! Some I may know, but most I don't know la! I major on programming one ma! Hardware, may be learn a bit only la~
    Sometimes really wanna help but too bad, 有心无力~ But I will try my best to find a solution for them, like ask someone else or go Google about it for them. I am that helpful, kekeke :p

    True, IT is a very general term, same goes to others field, like health. That's why we have so many types of profession, even those small small potato also count as very 伟大~

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  30. Good afternoon SK

    Yes, i did have to read that sentence 2-3 times. Was wondering what the heck you are talking about . I think I understand la a bit.

    Similar case to you la. I worked as loan shark before. Then when people heard about that, they will ask me things that is financial related. Alo! my job was to take out big Parang and go after the defaulters only leh. You wanna know how much USD you should invest or on cheque book have how many pieces of cheques, mana la aku tau. Go to your bank and ask la. Not every bank have the same practice or offer mah.

    What is worst is that when they refused to consult the professional, and things goes wrong they will say Kucing cakaaaaaaapppp.....adui

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  31. Hahaha...when you say IT people will straight away thing of if computer rosak can cari him. True .. the term IT covers a broad area leh. It can be software, it can be hardward, it can be sales and even as an agent.

    Kaldip also gets request to fix laptop and etc whenever anything konk out. modem konk out also masuk into his account . anything need to repair also cari him thought his area is not that.

    Am not surprised la when you mentioned that you don't know anything about computer repair..

    I have friend who studied computer programming but come out also doesn't know how to repair a computer .

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