[geeks] I'm bored
ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Sat Mar 23 18:09:43 CST 2002
Heh I wish I had the qualifications to get a UNIX job in this market.
Stupid finance companies are mucking things up...
(MUST have trading floor experience... MUST have experience with yadda
yadda yadda... .Must have JD Edwards experience... MUST have 4 +
years... 10 + years... etc. etc. etc...which is especially funny when
they are an NT shop...what gets me are the ones that say MUST have a
Computer Science degree... ? ERM... for a sysadmin position?... for
NT?... erm nope durr... you [employers] don't know what you're looking
Unfortunately it'll take me years to find one (thoroughly UNIX based;
greater than 50%) that'd take me on my paper experience alone... i.e.
I'd actually get an interview.
So I'll admin NT for now..
NT is ok if I'm at the helm... just freaking boring. I batten things
down and simplify until I can leave the machines alone for months at a
time and then things get boring... NT is just too easy to make oneself
redundant (for someone who knows what they're doing ;-)) and not just
for lack of having to touch the box, but for lack of desire TO touch the
On Saturday, March 23, 2002, at 03:02 PM, Kurt Huhn wrote:
>> ya know, its often funny or interesting to see the choices some people
>> willing to make due to forgetfulness (while i think being a trainer
>> is a
>> different story/occupation than what follows...).
>> i can remember starving and only making 4.50 an hour cleaning hotel
>> for that kind of hell i'd much rather make at least 50k a year
>> adminning a
>> broken operating system for a few months until a better thing came
>> arrogance and pride doesn't pay bills or feed children. *shrug*
> While that is true - if presented with a choice of "admin NT, or find
> another line of work" - I would find another line of work. Seriously.
> I hate Windows that much - haveing done NT admin for a number of years.
> I can make very good money being a personal trainer, and even more
> building custom motorcycles - figure 17k to build, and they retail for
> 40k. Two weeks build-time per bike, and you get a very handsome living
> out of it - as long as the clients are there. I'm actually considering
> doing this on a part-time basis anyway because I love doing it.
> If it was the difference between admining NT and earning $4.50 an hour,
> the choice is obvious (admin NT). However, the world is so much larger
> than that - and there are so many other choices. I've developed a very
> entreprenurial spirit in the last few years, so starting my own business
> doesn't scare me as much as it might scare other people. I've already
> got a couple side ventures, and a decent savings, so I could do it if I
> needed to.
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