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I am aged 16 and work full time as a junior engineer in Taranaki.

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I am aged 16 and work full time as a junior engineer in Taranaki. I am responsible for purchasing, selling, building up systems, plus upgrades, repairs etc. I am about to sit my MCP exam. I have helped my father, a network engineer, every school holidays since I was nine.

Taranaki tyro

IT @ Manpower replies: However enthusiastic about computers you are, if you have spare time do some tertiary courses at Polytechnic. Your salary will be slowed down by your age, not your experience, for reasons that are totally unfair. If you really want to work full-time then down here in Wellington you can have a lot of fun and learn lots by working in the retail stores - and there are a few specialist computer stores around such as Macrocom and Gateway. You'll earn around $23,000 to $25,000 plus commission, perhaps another $5,000 to $8,000.

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