My mid-teenage crisis

By AtK SpAdE
Aug 13, 2005
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  1. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,495

    You mean i shouldnt tell them that i only work with Intel and think AMD is just a "cool" trend? ;) Just trying to raise the blood pressure of you AMD fanatics

    BUt as far as expirence, hell i might as well list em out

    A+ cert.
    100+ hours in school repair
    One simester of Network Installation & Repair (Votec)
    One simester of PC repair
    Countless One the side jobs (i would go into detail here)
    Built my machines

    Maybe i could get some teachers or neighbors as references

    Is that too much you think? Should i take some thing out or add something in (that may be obvious, i know you dont really know what i have or have not done)

    And to zep about getting a job under while being under 18, well i have one right now, and as long as i dont work 40 hours a week, i am fine.


  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966


    I think what Zephead is referring to there may be tax breaks avail.
    to potential employers and such, Insentives.
    Not to mention working scholarships...College credits for working.
    Employers-->reembursement for college while working for them.

    I really wonder, if I'd had a mind like yours, at your age,
    Katey bar the doors, I might've gotten Bill's G. job :haha:

    toffeapple: Thats very kewl!!!
  3. tom_pearson

    tom_pearson TS Rookie Posts: 47

    Damn this is good advice... I'm stuck working for the county council doing IT in schools, but I wish I took the time to bugger off and work around. It's still on the cards but it's a lot harder to leave a good job that you've settled into.
  4. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    perhaps i should shed some light on a very important but overlooked subject: legal matters. before you go out to work independently, you should understand that, as a given establishment's technician, you can be held accountable for losses a business suffers should there be any slip-ups. this can lead to a nasty lawsuit should you be in this unfortunate position. the way to avoid this is to enact a contract with your employer that has a hold-harmless clause.
  5. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Legal jargen

    Too True!
    non-disclosures is another term to get used to as well.
  6. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    i've actually seen technicians get sued over things they did (or didn't do), and it's not a position anyone wants to be in.

    we've all heard the horror stories though...
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    to protect himself from personal liability, he would need to incorporate.
    A small subchapter S or C incorporation should suffice. I'm not a lawyer, but he should get legal advice before starting such a business.

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