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It is hard to believe that it was 10 years ago that I started with my current employer. 10 years in the same job is a lifetime in the current “stay in a job for a year or two and move on” culture; particularly in the tech market. What can I say? I love my job. I love the “fireman” aspect of it; the sense of being under the gun that I experience on a nightly basis:
“Hey Alex, there’s 20 seconds on the clock and you’ve got a down server running some application you’ve never even heard of….what are you gonna do?”
One of the things that makes me love my job so much is the huge variety of things I have to deal with. No day is ever the same. Ever. Personalities, issues, new trends and a whole gamut of other things- they all change from day to day. I thought that an interesting way to celebrate my 10 year anniversary would be to create a list of things I’ve “learned” in that time that don’t change.
To start, I am going to look at the things that you, the person dealing with your systems administrator, should know and/or keep in mind: