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New year, same old problems

This IT contractor pilot fish is counting his New Year's blessings -- which include avoiding many of the usual headaches that afflict his regular-payroll co-workers.

Just our way of saying hello

It's several Decembers ago, and this IT pilot fish is set to start a new job as a SQL reporting specialist at a big company -- and they're ALMOST ready for him.

Thermostat Wars: The Last Degree

Two co-workers in this IT department are locked in not-quite-mortal combat over one of the highest-stakes elements of their professional lives: the office temperature.

At last, a place that really appreciates him!

Freshly hired C++ programmer goes to work in this IT department, and in short order there's just one question on everyone's lips: What the heck IS it with this guy?

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Who says IT contractors don't get any perks?

This IT contractor is in the same boat as employees when it comes to being asked to work unpaid overtime to meet unreasonable deadlines -- but he does have an advantage.

I'd love to help, and I will, if you'll just...

This pilot fish has been both a regular IT employee and a consultant, and he's noticed a few key differences in what that means in practice -- especially with users.

Now THAT'S a job interview!

It's the 1990s, and this network admin is interviewing for a job at a manufacturing plant -- where he quickly learns just how unusual the IT procurement process is.

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Annual reviews, reinvented

This pilot fish has worked in his company's IT department for more than two decades, and somehow he's never quite made his peace with the annual employee review process.

Something needs adjusting, just not on the monitor

IT pilot fish hits his 60th birthday and, once the party's over, begins to notice that he's having trouble reading his monitor -- and none of the usual adjustments helps.

Gee, why won't companies pay for training anymore?

This company goes whole hog for Six Sigma, and that means days of training for everybody in IT -- but not everyone wants to get officially certified in the methodology.

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2017 IT jobs report: Southeast region

Ever-growing demand for technology pros of all stripes makes the jobs market particularly strong in the Southeast U.S. Check out average salaries for dozens of tech jobs in the region.

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2017 IT jobs report: Northeast region

Higher-than-average salaries reflect the red-hot job market for IT professionals in the Northeast U.S. Find out if your pay is keeping up with the regional average for your position.

Simple misunderstanding

Older programmer's new boss can't seem to hide the fact that she thinks he's incompetent due to his age. What will it take to show her he can write code she likes?

Of course, that's just an approximation...

College student in the 1970s works nights as a computer operator, and he gets to use the mainframe for his homework, too -- but its performance isn't all he's hoping for.

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2017 IT jobs report: South Central region

For many IT skills, job openings outnumber candidates in the South Central region of the U.S. Check out our salary listings to see if your pay is keeping up with regional averages.

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About the Premier 100 Technology Leaders Awards

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Honor, redefined

It's 1981, and these university students submit their Cobol homework on punched cards on the honor system. But is somebody getting ahead by being not quite so ethical?

And you thought you knew how to do arithmetic

Manufacturer hits IT with layoffs -- and despite management promises, employees get the ax, while contractors are kept on because "they're cheaper." How does THAT add up?

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