[rescue] Personal progressions (was: what to do with a dec alpha 255)
ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Sat Jun 9 00:43:19 CDT 2007
On May 31, 2007, at 4:20 PM, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
> As I answered the other post on this, it depends upon where you are. I
> know plenty of Linux sysadmins who could not get jobs or had to take
> jobs for $1500 a month HERE, while Windows sysadmins were making twice
> It's starting to change, I recently saw a posting for THREE "top"
> C/C++ programers for over $100k a year, something even unheard of
> the peak of the "bubble". That's in the north, here in Jerusalem
> salaries are half that or less.
I think this is both dependent on inherent skill level and also
I am currently "officially" a Windows admin. I am not, however, a
Windows admin in my personal life, nor am I one in my own personal
goals. The smarter people who choose one OS or another tend to keep
their jobs. It really is a matter of pride in what one does and
adaptability to one's known toolset. I would say that even though I
am an AIX guy through and through I have the most experience and know-
how in Windows (it is that easy). In terms of what I am hired to do,
I am a Windows admin right now. A lot of brilliant people who
maintain jobs with longevity just happen to have their priorities
focused on Windows. As with any field there are a broad spectrum of
people. There are those who are hobbyists turned professionals and
there are those who see it as a means to an end (retirement and
income). I am very thankful that I am surrounded by Windows guys who
aren't idiots. (rarity to the extreme)
I basically see it as a win if I am always immersed in technology and
I am seen as the chief problem solver in whatever I choose to do.
My apologies in advance if this rambles too much.... Pyrat rum is good.
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