Top 10 Most Always-On IT Jobs


No. 4: IT Manager/Director

Nights and weekends are luxuries IT managers/directors are often not afforded, according to the survey, which showed that many respondents who held this position might be called upon to "put out fires or do routine work at any time." One European IT director within the banking/financial industry wrote in the survey, "A security breach meant I had to miss a night out with my wife. I do weekend work on upgrades and other projects." In addition to juggling multiple projects at the same time while quickly solving problems and working at peak capacity, the IT manager/director is often seen as a sort of public leader, the one who is responsible not only for a major part of the company's budget but also for leading meetings. Fortunately, according to the report, most IT managers/directors said they have "adequate time to prepare for meetings."