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Papadoc needs a job!

By papadoc - 10 July 2008 40

So I recently had a midlife (25, i smoke…) crisis and quit my I.T Helpdesk job. I enjoyed the people and the place, but I just don’t think running a helpdesk is a career I’m interested in. I enjoy computers, but the vast skill sets required to even be a level 1 these days is ridiculous to the piss poor pay and respect we receive.

Basically, I just want to do data entry or basic admin or something where I don’t deal with other peoples stupidity on a daily basis. 3 years of helpdesk from Canberra to Brisbane and back has left me feeling a little numb. I’d even consider going back and working in Security or retail if it didn’t involve weekends (Mrs. Papadoc needs looking after).

So my RiotAct peeps, any suggestions/jobs for me???

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40 Responses to
Papadoc needs a job!
V8-Prius 12:33 pm 10 Jul 08

Midlife crisis at 25?! Well I guess you ARE a smoker….

astrojax 12:32 pm 10 Jul 08

if you write:

; )

Cantily 12:29 pm 10 Jul 08

Have you thought about working in schools? There are massive shortages as registrars/school business managers. Should be around the ASO5/6 level, range of duties that include IT support, finance, staffing and running the admin side of a school by supporting the Principal do their job. Supervision of a small team of Front Office workers and to top it all off , really good hours (every 10 weeks the kids disappear!).

I know my kids school has an opening that they just can’t fill. It would be a change in direction at least!

freddie281 11:39 am 10 Jul 08
notdingers 11:39 am 10 Jul 08

Sorry should have specified it is an IT Consulting company 😉

grundy 11:39 am 10 Jul 08

I need someone to fill a lvl 1/2 helpdesk role on our helpdesk.

(yeah yeah, another helpdesk, but pays well and is a great place to work!)

I think everyone is desperate for staff in Canberra!

notdingers 11:34 am 10 Jul 08


The company I am currently working for is looking for testers, with your help desk experience sounds like you would fit in pretty well.

The company pays really well, because it is consulting there is lots of opportunities to do a variety of different things and work in different places and develop your career in a number of different directions. The conditions are also rally good as it is a quite large and professional company but still has that small company feel.

They are looking for people part time or full time.

If you are interested contact the RiotACT admins and they can put you on to me.

Thumper 11:33 am 10 Jul 08

What about looking at a move to London?

Change of lifestyle, new challenges, new and interesting place.

And there seems to be lots of Australians making lots of money over there.

Worth a look man 😉

peterh 11:27 am 10 Jul 08


I have a client who is looking for a sales person, I can get the info to you. not retail, in the IT Industry.

chaton 10:50 am 10 Jul 08

there’s quite a good new jobsite –

Aurelius 10:46 am 10 Jul 08

Is there a way to contact Papadoc personally? Or can he contact me?

stereo henry 10:35 am 10 Jul 08

Director of web services at the Attorney-General’s Department 🙂

Jazz 10:24 am 10 Jul 08

hehe, i need someone to sell advertising for me.

Skidbladnir 10:21 am 10 Jul 08

What level of pay are you wanting?

We could use you at our Tier 1 database \ large departmental funding processing tool support…
Upskill as part of the job into payment support, swing into a program payments officer role, work your way into program contract support, on to contract management, etc.
Or go into one of the more technical Tier 2 analysis teams, work your way into solutions assurance and software development…

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 10:08 am 10 Jul 08

Jump onto the website of a range of large private sector organisations with offices in Canberra, and search for internal IT support jobs. These come up from time to time and can be a good stepping stone to a better paid career.

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