There is no hope for advancement within the shrinking cage of this role, which may be marching toward obsolescence.
Salary has remained static while responsibilities are heaped upon us. There is no documentation, as people refuse to sacrifice their knowledge; a bargaining chip for job security. Management has been historically bad, verging on abusive, in this sinking ship of a back water department.
One positive is that the department receives little scrutiny, allowing for a relaxed dress code and frequent bouts of downtime which can be filled with self-directed work or learning to a limited extent.
All the software and hardware we use is terrible and falling apart. Many of the doors in the building do not function correctly. Everyone seems to be suffering from stress related illness.
ample smoking breaks, close-nit team