Re: What is the point? Make an Admin "feel good"?
I definitly agree with this. I definitely believe composure to be important, but just as there are these set expectations on SA's, I too have expectations of users/developers. The problem I have with most users/developers is that most have very little when it comes to problem solving skills. This is where the onslaught of the internet was a bad thing. There is this whole slew of people without formal education thinking that they can read "Java for dummies and be experts in the field. I'm not saying you absolutely need a degree to be good...but the odds are against you if you don't.
This article is only good as the follow up article called "Egoless User/Developer" that I hope the author writes.
> Why become a sysadmin at all, other than
> to feed some inner need for attention?
> There is very low sense of satisfaction
> once you realize that you,
> the sysadmin, will often not get the
> training, travel, benefits, including
> pay, or a role that others positions
> receive, while you will get all the
> pressure, negative comments, and
> unbudgeted problems on the planet. You
> are a cost center, not a profit center.
> Simply realizing "It is not
> you" doesn't help when you are the
> one waken at 2:00am, or spending your
> weekends redoing systems or networks
> that were never done right because
> "there was not enough time or
> Call me half full, though I have been
> in this business for twenty years.