graywolf - 8:31 pm on Jul 26, 2002 (gmt 0) Heck I love my job! Sure I like some things more than others, but that’s why they pay me to do it. Like most people here I couldn’t think of a better job (or title) to have.
While I work as a Webmaster for a single company not as a consultant, I would say this would be true for every body. You have to keep the “big ball rolling” (in e-commerce that’s keep the site up and orders coming in) and keep juggling everything else. You have to keep everybody a little happy and nobody unhappy. Sure advertising wants to redesign everything with graphics, but you have to take into account load times and keep the pages from becoming bloated. Your programmers want to keep everything text based like google so its efficient and fast to load, but then your site becomes boring. Your boss wants everything to “sparkle” and “sizzle” so it gets everybody’s attention, but then you don’t want to overwhelm your customers with a site that looks like a banner advertisement. Your PR department wants you to use the latest plug-in so your site gets a lot of press, but 80% of your customers are one browser version behind. Then you have SEO, networking, security, and usability issues as well, and what about learning about new things like xml and xbr. Its frustrating, gratifying, overwhelming, challenging, and different everyday, and that’s what makes it great.
Heck I love my job! Sure I like some things more than others, but that’s why they pay me to do it. Like most people here I couldn’t think of a better job (or title) to have.