Sorry this isn't related to posting a job so much as it is a query of job opinions.
How did you all decide on what you wanted to do in terms of career advancment in networking? I'm currently a senior network engineer in an operations division for a well known organization. The pay is decent, but frankly I'm tired of scheduled maintenance during off hours and being the first line if inquiry whenever there's a problem.
Now I know maintenance and off hours work is often times part of the networking game, and I actually don't even mind terribly about a call at 2am. I do, however, care about being asked constantly to do off hours work (3pm to midnight in my case). How did you guys go about choosing your career paths and jobs in networking? Did you always seek to go up the ladder? Was money the biggest factor or work from home? I'm curious. I'm not sure what I want to do next after obtaining my CCIE.
Apologies if this is the wrong forum for a career-related question.