[geeks] Thoughts re: corporate software replacement
geeks at sunhelp.org
Wed Dec 12 11:09:15 CST 2001
Sorry to hear about your tenuous job. That sucks muchly.
I don't know if this helps you feel better, but honestly, I suspect there
are more NT admin positions around than Unix.
Most everything you want to trial can be done on a home network. Besides,
admin positions focus more on admining the O/S. The specific software a
prospective employer uses will usually be unique. The only times I have seen
admin positions that required strong application knowledge was for high
profile functions, like SAP, Peoplesoft, Oracle, etc. Usually, such
companies hire people specifically skilled in admining those applications
(or they should). We have 7 Unix/NT admins here, but we also have a highly
skilled Oracle DBA. And, like most cluefull companies, our O/S admins are
separate from our network admins (all two of us networkers are actually
engineers, but we admin too).
~ -----Original Message-----
~ From: Andrew Weiss [mailto:ajwdsp at cloud9.net]
~ Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 11:17 AM
~ To: 'geeks at sunhelp.org'
~ Subject: RE: [geeks] Thoughts re: corporate software replacement
~ On Tue, 11 Dec 2001, Fogg, James wrote:
~ > Job security like I've never seen. I don't think Federal
~ employees have it
~ > any better.
~ > Or am I looking at it the wrong way.
~ Heh yeah... great idea though... no this company is so poor
~ they arent'
~ going to be around much longer... They randomly skip paying
~ my boss for
~ weeks at a time. I'm lucky I've been paid so far. I was
~ hoping to get by
~ on trial licenses or free software. Job security isn't what
~ I'm after...
~ since well ... they'd probably sink the ship with me in it so
~ to speak.
~ They prefer not paying people to laying people off.
~ There are, of course, thousands of people who claim to be sys
~ admins who
~ have the single "skill" of working it out from a gui tool.
~ Ask these people
~ to move 500 users accounts or 300 virtual hosts from one
~ machine to another
~ and they are as useful as chocolate firemen. -- Anonymous
~ Coward on Slashdot
~ UNIX and cigarettes, both addictive and both contain tar.
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